Aligning Regulation across Care and Support Sector - Consultation Stage 2

Closed 18 Jan 2022

Opened 15 Nov 2021


The Australian Government is seeking to align regulation across the aged care, disability support and veterans’ care sectors. The 2021-22 Budget included a range of measures that form a short to longer term program of reform.

The Department of Health, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission), the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC), the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) are working together to deliver on the care and support regulatory alignment reform program.

These reforms will seek to improve quality and safety for participants/consumers and remove unnecessary duplication of obligations for service providers and workers to work more seamlessly across different types of care.

The commitment to align regulation was made in recognition that similar services are provided across the aged care, disability support and veterans’ care sectors.

Why your views matter

Among the key deliverables is the development of a Roadmap. For the development of the Roadmap, consultations with stakeholders from across the care and support sector will take a staged approach.

Stage 2 Consultation is now open

A consultation paper, supplement paper and an easy read version have been released which forms the next stage of our consultation process. There are multiple ways you can participate:

Workshop Information:

  • Workshops will commence 25 November 2021 and run until 8 December 2021
  • Each individual wishing to attend must fill in an online registration
  • As places are limited - a maximum of 2 persons per organisation may attend
  • To allow for planning, registrations will remain open until 3 December 2021
  • Consultations will be online and facilitated - participants will be invited to respond to a series of questions by sharing ideas and experiences
  • AUSLAN services and live captioning will be provided at workshop 7 December 2021. People who require those services are encouraged to register for this session.
  • Once workshop details are finalised, participants will be emailed further information including the workshop online access details


Find out more about our consultation approach or to request a hard copy please email us or contact us on 02-6289 3933. 


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