Before you begin
Attend an information session and/or a Community of Practice Workshop. These valuable sessions help organisations to understand the program and the processes required for ASES accreditation.
The ASES team provides information sessions for South Australian organisations.
ASES Information Sessions are open to all organisations and are free to Department of Human Services funded agencies. Sessions present an overview of the program including a summary of quality and continuous improvement, practical exercises and the opportunity to meet an external assessor. All participants receive a certificate of attendance.
These Information Sessions are held 4 times a year. All sessions are held via MS Teams.
Next information session
- Tuesday 9 May 2023
- Tuesday 8 August 2023
- Tuesday 7 November 2023
Community of Practice Workshops
The ASES team conducts Community of Practice workshops to discuss topics of interest, struggle areas such as issues relating to maintaining quality community services. These workshops provide advice and networking opportunities for agencies. For example, workshops on topics such as strategic planning and risk management.
The Accreditation process
Register with us
Organisations formally register their intent to undertake ASES. This triggers access to the tools, resources and workbooks.
Engaged organisations undertake a self-assessment process by completing workbooks. This can be done online through either:
An experienced and approved assessor will assess your organisation. If you want to book an external assessor, there are two steps:
There is a cost to have your organisation assessed.
Eligible organisations may receive financial assistance to help pay for their assessments. For more information on this:
Quality Action Plan developed
The recommendations in the report are transferred to the Quality Action Plan. A draft Quality Action Plan is sent to ASES team within six weeks of the assessment. Organisations have six months to complete actions in quality action plan.
Outcome of assessment is communicated to you and ASES resources are sent out.
Maintaining continuous accreditation is the aim. This is also a requirement in service agreements.