QIP congratulates Carers QLD: first organisation in Australia to achieve QIP Safeguarding Accreditation

25 August 2022

Chair of QIP, Gary Smith congratulated Carers Queensland for being the first organisation in Australia to achieve accreditation against the pilot edition of QIP’s newly developed QIP Standards for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults. In presenting the Certificate of Accreditation to Carers Queensland Chair, Jim Toohey, Mr Smith said QIP’s Safeguarding Accreditation Program is Australia’s…


Meet Taryn! Inaugural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program Intern

04 August 2022

Earlier this year the AGPAL Group of Companies was excited to welcome our inaugural intern, Taryn Anno as part of our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program in consultation with AFL SportsReady. In celebration of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (4 August), Taryn has taken the time to share information about…


QIP Safeguarding Accreditation readies for uptake with highly qualified, sector-experienced assessors

12 July 2022

A cohort of already highly qualified, sector-experienced QIP Assessors recently convened in Sydney for a deep dive into the QIP Standards for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults. The training garnered tremendous feedback from the group – each of whom looks forward to being part of the only safeguarding framework in Australia to provide independent, third-party assessment of an organisation’s safeguarding commitments.



04 July 2022

NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to come together, learn about First Nations cultures and histories, and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. To accomplish systemic change, we all must Get Up! Stand Up!…


Honorary Doctor of Letters honoris causa awarded to QIP Chair Gary Smith

27 May 2022

Congratulations to QIP Chair Gary Smith for receiving an Honorary Doctor of Letters honoris causa (HonDLitt) from the University of New England (UNE). Gary was officially presented with his HonDLItt on Saturday 30 April 2022.


ASES accreditation for homelessness providers in NSW

20 April 2022

From 30 June 2024, all specialist homelessness service (SHS) providers contracted to deliver programs under the New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) will be required to be accredited at the ASES Certificate level (or equivalent) in order to continue to receive DCJ funding for future contracts.


World Health Day competition

07 April 2022

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, World Health Day is focused on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and to foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.


QIC Health and Community Service Standards 7th Edition (v1.1) launched

04 February 2022

The revised version leverages the strengths of the QIC Standards 7th Edition whilst filling in minor gaps, helping maximise organisation outcomes across the Australian community service sector and evolving it to a more contemporary structure.


Russell Renhard Scholarship 2021 recipients announced

14 December 2021

Russell Renhard Scholarship 2021 recipients were recently announced at an online morning tea. From a pool of 11 exceptional finalists and in front of more than 120 virtual guests beaming in from across Australia, the $10,000 quality improvement Scholarship was awarded to Zoe Support Australia. A ‘surprise’ runner-up was also announced and awarded to The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.


Institutions urged to pilot national safeguarding standards to prevent child sexual abuse

27 October 2021

MEDIA RELEASE Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) – an internationally accredited Australian standards organisation has urged institutions working with children to act now to create environments that actively prevent child sexual abuse. Chair of QIP, Gary Smith, praised the Federal Government’s announcement this week of the 10-year national strategy for the prevention of child sexual…