Every year, Worklink is audited by an Independent Quality Assurance Auditing Body against the 12 Disability Services Standards. To maintain this Certification (Accreditation) Worklink undergoes a major audit every 3 years and smaller audits annually. These audits are a way for the Government to make sure that we provide a quality service.
For Worklink to continue to receive money from the Government we need to make sure we provide a quality service and continuously look at ways of improving our services.
What are the Disability Services Standards?
Disability Services Act 1986 provides for a set of guiding standards for the delivery of quality services known as the Disability Services Standards. These 12 standards, in conjunction with the associated objectives for service provision, remain in place today and are underpinned by social justice values. All Australian Government employment service providers delivering Disability Employment Services are required to be certified as complying with the standards.
There are five main areas that the standards fall into: