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Why choose QIP?

International Retirement Community Accreditation Scheme (IRCAS) accreditation provides a village with reassurance that state/territory legislation is achieved, a safe living environment for residents is provided and that the village is operating with good governance and risk management.

QIP has vast experience in providing tailored accreditation Tea and a game of cardsto a wide range of clients from community services through to retirement villages, primary health care services and day procedure services. QIP offers your retirement village support and guidance for every step of the accreditation journey.

QIP is dedicated to ensuring your accreditation journey is a streamlined and uncomplicated process.

QIP supports retirement villages with accreditation support and practical easy-to-use resources, including:

  • A streamlined and web-based approach that reduces the time and effort to achieve accreditation
  • A dedicated Client Liaison Officer
  • Access to a wide range of educational resources through QbAY, our online resource library, at no additional cost
  • A web-based self-assessment tool – AccreditationPro, and
  • Cost-effective accreditation.

Pathways to accreditation

Retirement villages can follow two unique pathways to accreditation to meet the International Retirement Community Accreditation Scheme (IRCAS) Standards: Accreditation and Accreditation AdvantagePlus. Both are three year cyclic processes involving  monitoring, review and recognition.

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Accreditation

  • Entry level pathway to accreditation
  • Supports villages to establish quality management systems
  • Consists of eight Standards
  • Is a three year accreditation cycle, and
  • Is suited to small villages or those at the beginning of their quality improvement journey.

Accreditation is awarded on the basis of a desktop audit in year one of the accreditation cycle, followed by submission of an Annual Quality Progress Report in years two and three.

Accreditation AdvantagePlus

  • Higher level of accreditation recognition
  • Follows a more committed planned pathway to best practice
  • Consists of ten Standards
  • Is a three year accreditation cycle, and
  • Is suited to villages that are already accredited, larger villages, corporate providers and those with mature management systems.

Accreditation AdvantagePlus is awarded on the basis of a desktop audit in year one of the accreditation cycle, followed by an on-site survey in year two and submission of an Annual Quality Progress Report in year three.

A village has the option of upgrading their accreditation status from Accreditation to Accreditation AdvantagePlus on the basis that the on-site survey is in year two of the accreditation cycle.

Fee information

Corporate groups with five or more villages are invited to contact QIP for a customised quote.

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