ADHC Systems Recognition Tool
An important aim of the NSW quality reform program is the recognition of accreditations /certifications of other industry standards that service providers already have in place to reduce the administrative burden and need for duplicate reporting.
The recognition tool will assist your organisation to understand the extent to which your existing accreditations and systems meet the NSW DSS.
The Recognition Tool is based on mapping by Joint Accreditation Systems of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) of 12 industry standards in common use in the sector against NSW DSS.
The recognition tool has 12 chapters, one for each quality management system or standard that has been mapped by Joint JAS-ANZ. JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) in the fields of certification and inspection. Accreditation by JAS-ANZ demonstrates the competence and independence of these CABs.
These chapters are listed below:
- Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACSA)
- Attendant Care Industry Standards (ACIS)
- Australian Children's Education & Care Authority National Quality Standard (NQS)
- Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) EQuIPNational program (NSQHS Standards + EQuIP National Standards) Council on Healthcare
- Council on Quality and Leadership Accreditation (CQL)
- Home Care Standards (formerly Community Care Common Standards) (HCS)
- International Organization for Standardization 9001: 2008 (ISO 9001)
- National Community Housing Standards (NCHS)
- National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS)
- National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS)
- NSW Children's Guardian Standards for Statutory Out-Of-Home Care 2013
- Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Service Standards (QIC)
It should be noted that as the elements in the NSW DSS are specific and designed to cover the full range of service types, not all elements will apply to all service providers. For example, the elements relating to children's services won't apply to service providers who only deliver services to adults.