About standards

“Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria”. Standards Australia.

Standards are set by recognised bodies, such as the Government or peak bodies to ensure consistent and appropriate levels of care and services are provided.

CSA_1Benefits of Standards

Standards for primary, secondary health care and community sectors accreditation have many benefits, including:

  • Ensuring consistent quality of service/ care provided
  • Protection of the community
  • Encouraging continuous quality improvement, and
  • Recognition of independent assessment and accreditation set of documented Standards.

QIP supports organisations on their accreditation journey to meet sets of Standards. QIP can help your organisation to find the accreditation and Standards best suited to you.

Accredited Service Providers

QIP promotes organisations that have been accredited. To find a QIP accredited service provider, use our Find an Accredited Service Provider tool. Simply enter a postcode and profession type  to find the relevant service.

AGPAL accredits general practices across Australia. To find an AGPAL accredited general practice in Australia, visit the AGPAL website.

Find the right accreditation Benefits of accreditation