In 2013, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) and Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) worked together to develop the Rainbow Tick Standards and related resources. QIP has been recognised by GLHV as the accreditation provider for these standards in the health and community services sector.
QIP works with organisations to support and recognise them for being committed to safe and inclusive service delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in our community.
The Rainbow Tick Standards are applicable to any organisation, regardless of industry, and supports organisations to develop and implement inclusive practices for the LGBTI community. In addition to health and community services, sporting clubs, leisure activity providers, gyms, local councils, government bodies, and private business of all types choose Rainbow Tick accreditation to ensure their organisations is supportive of the LGBTI community.
The Rainbow Tick supports organisations to understand and implement LGBTI inclusive service delivery and reassures LGBTI consumers and staff that Rainbow Tick organisations will be aware of, and responsive to their needs.
Organisations that are Rainbow Tick accredited are demonstrating their commitment to LGBTI pride, diversity and inclusion. They are letting their LGBTI consumers, staff and community know that they will receive inclusive services from the moment they step through the door.
Rainbow Tick accreditation is a unique product. It can boost an organisation’s community profile and can effectively convey the organisation’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Pathways to accreditation
Rainbow Tick can be added to any existing accreditation program/s or completed as a stand-alone accreditation. Rainbow Tick accreditation can apply to your whole organisation, or to specific programs or sites within your organisation.