The Accreditation Program at AHCWA involves quality improvement of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS)

In our case it is quality improvement of Aboriginal Medical Health Services and OATSIHS funded services such as Non – Government Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services and Emotional – Social Well-Being services. It focuses on standards within the different models (AGPAL, QIC & ISO) on accreditation and how adhering to these standards can make services better and more productive for our clients/customers and staff involved in delivering services.


This will be achieved through:

  • The promotion and awareness raising on the need for accreditation and the value of quality improvement programs;
  • Partnership role with WANADA to provide the above with AOD services, Emotional – Social Well-Being services and ACCHS;
  • Provide on-going monitoring and reporting to OATSIHS on the progress of services in achieving accreditation;
  • Facilitate AGPAL, QIC & ISO training for Aboriginal health service staff, emotional social well-being staff and AOD staff across the different regions..

At this time we have visited quite a few sites across the State from Kununurra – Wyndham through to Kalgoorlie and advised and supported AOD services and Associate members in what is needed for accreditation. Other services such as the Broome Dialysis Unit at KAMSC has achieved accreditation and the process is now underway for others to re-do their accreditation standards. AHCWA has just signed an agreement with WANADA who are the peak body for non government AOD services to work with us in achieving accreditation for their member services.

Grant application guidelines for Accreditation Support Grants are available on the website and can be downloaded from

The first ASG funding round has now closed. Should any Health Organisation wish to submit an application ‘out-of-round’ please forward submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact OATSIH on 1800 723 676 for further advice.

Contact AHCWA

Phone: (08) 9227 1631

Fax: (08) 9228 1099