HSQF news and updates

December 2021

For some organisations, changes are occurring to one-off financial contributions (grants) for HSQF audit costs from 1 July 2022.

Information about this is available in the updated HSQF Quality Certification Costs (PDF, 190 KB) HSQF Quality Certification Costs (DOCX, 431 KB) factsheet.

November 2021

Updated Human Service Quality Framework (HSQF) Quality document Version 8.0 and User Guide – Certification Version 8.0

Machinery of government (MoG) changes

In line with MoG changes, the HSQF Team is now located within the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DSDSATSIP). 

The HSQF team continues to administer the HSQF for organisations funded to deliver human services under service agreements, or other specified arrangements, with the following Queensland Government departments:

  • Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs (DCYJMA)
  • Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE)
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG)
  • Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DSDSATSIP).

In addition, HSQF applies to:

  • Organisations funded to deliver child protection placement services in-scope of licensing under an Individualised Placement and Support Agreement (IPSA).
  • Disability services delivered directly by DSDSATSIP.
  • Organisations that have been advised by Queensland Health they can use HSQF certification to meet quality requirements for the Queensland Health services in scope of HSQF.