Open Consultations

  • 2023 Influenza Vaccination Reporting for Aged Care Service Staff and Residents

    Reporting of residential aged care residents and aged care staff influenza vaccinations in 2023 As required under the Aged Care Act 1997, Accountability Principles, each aged care service must report the number of residential aged care residents and aged care staff who received an influenza vaccination in 2023. This important information will support future vaccination activities in 2024 and ensures adequate steps have been taken to protect residents and staff... More
    Closes 29 February 2024
  • Consultation on a draft National Gene Drive Policy Guide

    In order to give proponents of gene drive technology greater regulatory certainty and understanding of the risk considerations, a new National Gene Drive Policy Guide (the Guide) has been developed. A copy of the Guide is attached below at the bottom of the screen and can also be found on the National Gene Technology Scheme website. Read the Guide. Consultation on the guide is now open until 3 March 2024. Please note that all responses must be provided through the... More
    Closes 3 March 2024
  • Public consultation on 3 new staffing quality indicators

    Public consultation is now open on 3 new staffing quality indicators for the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program. Read the consultation paper , submit your feedback and get involved in co-design workshops. The new quality will increase the Quality Indicator Program for residential aged care from 11 to 14 indicators. The new indicators will focus on: enrolled nursing allied health lifestyle services. ... More
    Closes 5 March 2024
  • Scope of Practice Review - Issues Paper 1 Public Submissions

    This Issues Paper has been developed as part of the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce – Scope of Practice Review (‘the Review’). This independent Review focuses on health professionals who currently provide or have the potential to provide primary care, and explores the available evidence of the benefits, risks, barriers and enablers associated with health practitioners working to their full scope of practice. Full scope of practice means the professional activities... More
    Closes 8 March 2024
  • New Aged Care Act: exposure draft consultation survey

    The Department of Health and Aged Care has released an exposure draft of the new Aged Care Act (new Act) for feedback. The aim of this survey is to get your feedback on various parts of this exposure draft. It is anonymous and will take you about 10–15 minutes to complete. We want to know whether you think the new Act will: operate as we hope it does create the change you want to see in aged care. Please take the time to read some information about the... More
    Closes 8 March 2024
  • Public Consultation: Feasibility study on options to limit unhealthy food marketing to children

    Australians' diets are currently sub-optimal, with the majority of people consuming inadequate amounts of core foods and too many discretionary foods. This has negative impacts on population health, including through increased rates of overweight and obesity and a range of associated chronic diseases. Exposure to marketing for unhealthy foods and drinks can influence food choices and dietary intake. This is especially true in childhood, when children are forming food habits and... More
    Closes 15 March 2024
  • Survey of Persons Impacted by Incontinence

    The Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) has engaged Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) in collaboration with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) to: ‘research incontinence in Australia and conduct an independent evaluation of Government funded continence initiatives.’ The Continence Policy and Research Project aims to help the Government set the policy direction for incontinence in Australia. It provides valuable data on the cost, demographics,... More
    Closes 26 March 2024
  • Public Consultation - Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 - Impact Analysis

    In November 2019 , the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). The FSANZ Act Review commenced in July 2020, and is a comprehensive examination of the... More
    Closes 4 April 2024
  • Hearing Services Program - Provider Information Session Feedback

    The program provides information sessions to contracted service providers and industry groups. We welcome feedback to help improve these sessions. More
    Closes 30 June 2024
  • Request for Revalidated Service

    This form is to be completed if you wish to complete a request for a Revalidated Service for a client with the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your request. More
    Closes 1 July 2026
  • MAClearning Content and System Feedback

    Share your views with us on the training elements and MAClearning System. More
    Closes 31 December 2026
  • Application for a Non-Scheduled Device

    Thank you for your interest in submitting a Non-Scheduled Device Request. A service provider must attain prior approval if they wish to fit a device that is: Not listed on the schedule of approved devices A remote control that is over $200 Approval of a non-scheduled device is only granted for clients with exceptional circumstances such that there is no suitable device on the fully subsidised schedule. The request must include supporting... More
    Closes 1 January 2030
  • Application to Register as an Appointed Supplier

    Thank you for your interest in becoming registered as an Appointed Supplier for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF version of the application form before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Closes 22 January 2030
  • Application for Transfer of Accreditation

    Thank you for your interest in transferring your accreditation as a service provider for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program to another entity. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF of the application form for your information before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Closes 22 January 2030
  • Application for Accreditation as a Service Provider

    Thank you for your interest in becoming accredited as a service provider for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Please click the link below to begin your application. You may wish to download a PDF of the application form for your information before you proceed. Note that we will not accept applications that have been completed through the PDF form. All applications must be submitted through this online application form. More
    Closes 31 January 2030
  • 6 Month Check-in for New Service Providers

    Contracted Service Providers (providers) are responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program). The 6 Month Check-in survey has been developed to assist new providers with understanding if they are currently meeting program requirements. You are completing this survey because it has been 6 months since you became an accredited provider with the program. We thought it would be a good time to check in with you to... More
    Closes 9 March 2030
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