NEW RESOURCES from the Commission – Strengthened Standards

The Journey Begins.

At CSS we are working with a number of providers to develop their pathway towards the implementation of the new Aged Care Act, Strengthened Standards and new Regulatory Framework in July 2024.

We want to confirm for you that the Commission has noted that these Standards will commence 1 July 2024. The Commission will want to know what your preparations are for this significant change.
 
With the resources that have recently been released by the Commission on the 6 February 2024, CSS team members have commenced wading through the information and developing comprehensive education for the sector. We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our education and booking of our sessions. 

Just to confirm our commitment to the industry – we are wanting to build capability in the sector by conducting not only general training regarding the standards for Boards, Executives, and overall workforce.  We have also developed a “Train the Trainer “ program – if you would like more information in relation to this contact us on info@cssconsulting.com.au.

Again just to support the industry we have collated the New Resources from the Commission to support the implementation of the Strengthened Standards. The released resources include guidance on all standards, an updated framework analysis with other support material.

  1. Strengthened Quality Standards framework analysis
  2. Draft Audit Methodology
  3. Draft Evidence Mapping Framework
  4. Draft Pre-audit Preparation Tool
  5. Draft Category 4 & 5 Request for Information template
  6. Draft Category 6 Request for Information template
  7. Draft Glossary of terms for the strengthened Quality Standards
  8. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 7
  9. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 6
  10. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 5
  11. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 4
  12. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 3
  13. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 2
  14. Draft Provider Guidance Standard 1
  15. Draft Provider Guidance Introduction

 Link for more info:https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/resource-library?resources%5B0%5D=audience%3A176

Summary of Resources with Hyperlinks

Strengthened Quality Standards framework analysis

Publication date 6 February 2024

The purpose of this document is to show providers how the Quality Standards have been strengthened. This analysis is current as at 10 January 2024 and based on the draft strengthened Quality Standards as at 14 December 2023.


Draft Audit Methodology

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  The draft audit methodology provides insight into the guidance and framework used to assess provider performance against the strengthened Quality Standards.


Draft Evidence Mapping Framework

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  The evidence mapping framework gives insight into the evidence gathering processes, by providing a standardised set of targeted questions and examples of evidence.


Draft Pre-audit Preparation Tool

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  The tool supports providers to prepare for upcoming audits or can be used as a plan for continuous improvement.


Draft Category 4 & 5 Request for Information template

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision. The request for information gives insight into the information, documents and records that will be requested from a Category 4 and 5 provider prior and during an audit against the strengthened Quality Standard. 


Draft Category 6 Request for Information template

Publication date 6 February 2024 

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  The request for information gives insight into the information, documents and records that will be requested from a Category 6 provider prior and during an audit against the strengthened Quality Standard.


Draft Glossary of terms for the strengthened Quality Standards

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  The glossary supports the draft strengthened Quality Standards Guidance documentation by explaining key terms. 


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 7

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  Standard 7 ensures older people feel safe and at home in the residential community, have opportunities and are supported to maintain connections.


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 6

Publication date 6 February 2024 

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  Standard 6 supports providers in delivering food services in line with the needs, goals and preferences of older people.


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 5

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  Standard 5 supports providers to improve the quality and safety of clinical care delivered through Commonwealth subsidised aged care services.


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 4

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  Standard 4 ensures that older people receive care and services in a physical environment that is safe, supportive and meets their needs.


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 3

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  Standard 3 describes the way providers must deliver care and services for all types of services being delivered.


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 2

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision. Standard 2 sets out the expectations of the governing body to meet the requirements of the strengthened Quality Standards.


Draft Provider Guidance Standard 1

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.  Standard 1 outlines the way that providers and workers are expected to treat older people.


Draft Provider Guidance Introduction

Publication date 6 February 2024

This draft guidance material is intended to support providers to comply with the strengthened Quality Standards. It also aims to promote best practice in service provision.

This introduction provides an overview of the guidance documentation supporting the strengthened Quality Standards.


To obtain further information regarding our suite of education, or discuss how these programs can add value to your organisation please contact me at fleur@cssconsulting.com.au / 0414 588 795.

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