The Disability Sector Quality System (DSQS) commenced in July 2004 to provide a framework for quality service provision responsive to the needs of people with a disability. Under this framework, all specialist disability services delivered or recurrently funded by the department are required to work through a cycle towards independent certification.
The Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) is the currently approved certification framework for disability service providers. The HSQF contains a set of common standards known as the Human Services Quality Standards which replace the Queensland Disability Service Standards (QDSS) and Queensland Disability Advocacy Standards (QDAS).
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS is being progressively rolled out across Queensland over three years from June 2016 to June 2019.
The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that Queenslanders with disability continue to be protected by a robust quality and safeguards system during transition to the NDIS.
The Australian Government, in partnership with states and territories, is designing a national quality and safeguards framework as part of the NDIS. The national framework will mean that people participating in the NDIS can expect consistent standards and safeguards wherever they live in Australia.
Queensland’s existing quality and safeguards system will apply to all NDIS providers registered to deliver prescribed disability services in Queensland during the transition to the NDIS or until a national quality and safeguards system is implemented.
Registered providers operating in Queensland will need to demonstrate and maintain compliance with the Human Services Quality Framework Version 4.0 Further information is available on Human Services Quality Framework NDIS quality assurance webpage.
Access to the tools and resources developed under the previous Disability Sector Quality System is available from:
Phone: (07) 3247 3072
Freecall: 1800 034 022