Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct Consultation

Closes 10 Dec 2021

Opened 16 Nov 2021

Overview

Please note: An Easy Read paper and an easy to read version of the questionnaire can be found here.

The Australian Government is consulting in relation to the development of an enforceable Care and Support Sector Code of Conduct (the Code) applicable to providers and workers across aged care, veterans’ care and disability support.

Through preliminary engagement with key representatives in the care and support sector, a draft Code has been prepared using the existing NDIS Code of Conduct as a basis and a consultation paper has been developed to seek stakeholder views on:

  • the language used in the draft Code
  • the elements of the draft Code
  • areas where the draft Code may need to be adapted or adjusted to ensure it is fit for purpose across the care and support sector.

Why your views matter

The Australian Government seeks to consult widely and engage with as many individuals and organisations with an interest in the aged care, veterans' care and disability support sectors as possible.

The contribution of diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge of all stakeholders in the care and support sector is valued and respected.

Feedback from this consultation process will further inform Government decisions about the content and implementation of the Code.

You are invited to respond to the consultation questions in the consultation paper (link below) by completing an online questionnaire. Alternatively, you can use the online questionnaire form to upload a written submission. With your consent, your responses may be made publicly available.

Click on the link under 'Give us your views' below to access the online questionnaire.

The implementation of a common code of conduct is just one initiative being undertaken to align care and support sector regulation. For more information on opportunities to provide feedback in relation to broader initiatives under the regulatory alignment work being undertaken by the Australian Government, please visit the website https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/aligning-regulation-across-the-care-and-support-sectors.

Give us your views

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Contracted Service Providers
  • Aged care service providers
  • Aged care workforce
  • Aged care professionals

Interests

  • Legislation
  • Regulatory policy
  • Aged Care