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The Code

The Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice is designed for providers to continually set the bar higher each day they can aspire to provide better services to older Australians than they did the day before. It is a Code that places ageing Australians, their families, carers, and advocates at its heart.

Aged Care Voluntary Code of Practice

The Aged Care Voluntary Industry Code of Practice is designed for providers to continually set the bar higher each day so that they can aspire to provide better services to older Australians than they did the day before.

We are implementing an industry-first Aged Care Voluntary Code of Practice, to bring aged care services, consumers and providers together under a single code for all.

The Council is encourage providers to pledge their commitment to the Code and for consumers, workers, and their organisations to state their support.

It sets out how Industry leaders intend to guide their organisations – and the sector – in delivering care services that reflect the rights and needs of Australians as they age.

Documentation for Providers

VICOP Plan_July21-22 – Large

VICOP Plan_July21-22 –  Small

VICOP Narrative Guidance – for Consultation

VICOP Powerpoint – for providers to present

VICOP One Pager – for promotional material/flyer

VICOP Frequently Asked Questions

42

Individuals Supporting

69

Providers Pledging

37

Organisations Supporting

We have taken the Pledge committing to the Code:

                

                                                                                                

We support the Code:

            

            

                                                       

What’s Next?

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator the Honourable Richard Colbeck and Industry Leaders, launched the Code with the Council, on 5 February 2021 at 10 am.

View the webinar here.

 

Stage 1 Consultations have finalised – feedback submission is still open. 

Have your say by sending your feedback to VICOPFeedback@acwic.com.au

Consultation – Narrative Guidance

Stage 2 Consultations:

The Council will continue its Consultations with Advocacy, Union and Peak Provider Groups to define the agreement on the following:

  • How do we keep the focus on driving continuous improvement rather than compliance?
  • How do we incorporate consumer and worker voices effectively in the implementation of Code principles?
  • How do we create organisation cultures that encourage honest and continuous feedback?
  • What does good governance for a board look like?