The Australian health, community and human services sectors are currently feeling the effects of the COVID-19 and managing significant changes to processes and procedures as a result. QIP understands the extra pressure everyone is currently experiencing and is advocating on your behalf to the relevant regulatory bodies.

To keep your teams up-to-date with any changes to your accreditation assessments, we have developed the table below and will update as any changes are announced.

If you have any queries, contact your dedicated Client Liaison Officer:

E: info@qip.com.au

P: 1300 888 329

Standards

Regulator

Organisations Not Affected by COVID-19

Organisations Affected by COVID-19

Comment

NSQHS ACQSHC All assessments suspended All assessments suspended Excludes:

  • Organisations requiring mandatory reassessment and;
  • Newly established organisation undergoing Interim assessment

All other Suspension timeframes yet to be released by ACQSHC

HSS DHHS VIC Remote Assessment permitted Remote Assessment permitted or

Extension upon application to DHHS

Contact QIP for cancellation of assessments and extensions
ASES DHS SA Remote Assessment permitted Remote Assessment permitted or

Extension upon application to DHS SA

Contact QIP for cancellation of assessments and extensions
NSMHS DOH Remote Assessment permitted Postponement of assessments and Extensions permitted Contact QIP for postponement of assessment or extension
Rainbow Tick RHV Remote Assessment permitted Remote assessment permitted including additional time (up to 6 months) to complete the full accreditation process.

Extension upon application to QIP

Within the 6 month timeframe, an onsite visit may be required

Contact QIP for cancellation of assessments and extensions. QIP will liaise with RHV

Important information regarding Rainbow Tick Accreditation

QIC

 

QIP Remote Assessment permitted Postponement of assessments and Extensions permitted Contact QIP for postponement of assessment or extension
Coal Mine Worker Health Scheme DNRME Desktop Assessment to progress Extension of three (3) months permitted Contact QIP to liaise with DNRME for extensions
DIAS DOH Commonwealth Desktop Assessment to progress Awaiting confirmation from DOH Commonwealth. Advice to clients will be provided once received. Contact QIP for details

 

NSQHS Private Dental, Primary/Allied Services ACQSHC Suspension applied

 

Desktop Assessment may progress upon client request

Suspension applied

 

Desktop Assessment may progress upon client request

ACQSHC has applied a suspension, timeframes yet to be released

Contact QIP for details

 

ARVAS PCA/LASA Desktop Assessment to progress Remote assessment permitted including additional time (up to 6 months) to complete the full accreditation process.

Extension upon application to QIP

Within the 6 month timeframe, an onsite visit may be required.

Contact QIP for cancellation of assessments and extensions. QIP will liaise with PCA and LASA

NDIS NDIS Commission
  • Stage 1 Desktop Assessment to progress
  • Stage 2 Remote Assessment permitted
  • Mid-term Remote Assessment permitted
  • Stage 1 Desktop Assessment to progress
  • Stage 2 Remote Assessment permitted
  • Mid-term Remote Assessment permitted
QIP will liaise with the NDIS Commission regarding remote assessments