Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

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The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) was established on 1 January 2019. The ACQSC works under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (the Act) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018. The ACQSC is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

The ACQSC replaces the former Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner. From January 2020, subject to legislative amendment, the ACQSC will incorporate the aged care regulatory functions of the Department of Health.

Fact sheet

Aged care quality standards

This document outlining the Aged Care Quality Standards in Australia has been updated to reflect the new requirements that were introduced when the Serious Incident Response Scheme launched on 1 April 2021.

ACQSC Consumer engagement in aged care - survey report

The purpose of this report is to describe the key themes and findings from online surveys of aged care consumers and aged care providers, regarding best practice models for engagement between consumers and providers.