Aged care assessment programs

The Australian Government funds Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) to provide aged care assessment services. As an assessor, view our guides and resources to help you conduct and manage assessments in My Aged Care.

About the programs

How the RAS and ACAT programs work, who they're for, and how assessments are carried out.

Before you assess

What you need to do before conducting assessments, such as getting My Aged Care assessor portal access.

View guidance

View our guides, videos and resources on conducting assessments in the My Aged Care system.

Manage assessments

An overview of the assessment process and the My Aged Care resources you can refer to at each step.

My Aged Care assessor portal

Use the assessor portal to manage referrals for assessment, record assessment details, and manage client information such as support plans and referrals to services.

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My Aged Care Assessment Manual

This manual is for RAS and ACAT assessors. Find out how to use good practices when assessing older people’s support needs and their eligibility for Australian Government–subsidised aged care services.

View the manual

Latest resources

Latest resources

Fact sheet for RAS and ACAT Assessors on care finders

This fact sheet provides information on the care finder program, the target population for care finders and how an assessor can find and connect a person with this service.

My Aged Care – Key Terms

This document lists and defines key terms used in My Aged Care to help assessors, service providers, and hospital staff.

Logging in to the My Aged Care Portals using VANguard FAS

This user guide explains how My Aged Care portal users who only need to have access to a single portal – assessor, service and support or hospital portal – can access it.

My Aged Care – Assessor Portal User Guide 8 – Referring for Services Regional Assessment Services

This guide helps Regional Assessment Services (RAS) refer older Australians for service recommendations made in the client’s support plan, based on the client’s preferred service provider in the My Aged Care assessor portal.
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