Cosmetic medical practices

Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) is dedicated to supporting cosmetic medical practices to achieve better outcomes for their patients and staff through effective risk management, Cosmetic Medical Practiceand safety and quality systems.

QIP provides cosmetic medical practices with an accreditation program assessed against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, a set of Standards set by the Australian Health Ministers to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health service provision throughout Australia.

NSW mandatory accreditation

If you are based in New South Wales (NSW), all facilities undertaking certain cosmetic surgical procedures must now be licensed. The QIP team can provide a range of support tools and services to assist your practice through the journey to achieve accreditation. For specific information relating to NSW licensing requirements and conditions click here to visit the NSW Ministry of Health website.

About cosmetic medical practice accreditation

Cosmetic medical practice accreditation is under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme. Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to safety, quality and continuous quality improvement within the cosmetic medical practice environment.

QIP has vast experience in health care accreditation and offers a simple and uncomplicated accreditation process for cosmetic medical practices.

QIP_AccreditationCycle_CLIENTQIP accreditation is a cyclic process of internally directed self-assessment, followed by external assessment. Steps in the accreditation process are:

  1. Registration with QIP
  2. Self-assessment
  3. Application for accreditation
  4. On-site survey assessment
  5. Decision
  6. Monitoring and continuous quality improvement

The accreditation cycle is three years from the date accreditation is awarded.

Why choose QIP?

QIP can best support your practice through the journey by ensuring accreditation is a positive experience. QIP provides a wide range of support tools and services to assist clients, based on a high level of quality and personalised interaction, including education and best practice 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, at no additional cost
  • Access to an online, user-friendly self-assessment tool – AccreditationPro, and
  • Cost-effective accreditation against the NSQHS Standards.

Cosmetic medical practices accredited by QIP are encouraged to promote their achievement of accreditation through use of the Approved Accredited Symbol.


QIP’s fees are clearly articulated ensuring that cosmetic medical practices know upfront exactly how much accreditation will cost.

QIP prides itself on its ability to ensure its prices are affordable in today’s cosmetic medical practice market. Price is adjusted according to size of the practice.

Fees are payable only once during the relevant accreditation cycle. QIP does not charge:

  • Any membership or application fees
  • Hourly fees or additional costs, or
  • Annual fees.

You are invited to contact us for a customised quote for your cosmetic medical practice to be accredited against the NSQHS Standards.

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