Strengthening the Aged Care Quality Standards

The Quality Standards set the standard for the safety and quality of aged care accessed by older people in Australia. Find out how we've strengthened the Quality Standards to make them more robust and detailed.

About the strengthened Quality Standards

Read how we are strengthening the Quality Standards to improve aged care.

Consultation to strengthen the Quality Standards

See how we co-designed more robust and detailed Quality Standards.

Quality in aged care

Learn about how quality is delivered across aged care. 

Consultation on draft guidance

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is consulting on draft guidance resources to help providers, aged care workers and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their roles and responsibilities in meeting them. 

The consultation closes at midday AEST on 19 May 2024. 

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The strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards – Final draft (November 2023)

This is the final draft of the strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards which will inform legislative drafting into the new Aged Care Act.

Consultation Summary Report – Aged Care Quality Standards (May 2023)

This consultation summary report outlines what we heard and how we responded to the feedback from the public consultation of the strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards held 17 October to 25 November 2022.

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