Australian Community Industry Certification Scheme (ACICS)

Australian Community Industry Certification Scheme (ACICS)

The Australian Community Industry Certification Scheme (ACICS) supports service providers delivering community support services. Community support services encompass services commonly delivered at a person’s home or in their community to enable them to live independently. Such services include: nursing care, personal assistance, domestic services, community access, vocational support, educational support, child care services, gardening/home maintenance, respite care, palliative care, social support and therapy program support.

The ACICS was developed by the Australian Community Industry Alliance (ACIA) formerly the Attendant Care Industry Association (ACIA), a peak body for Community Service providers and Independent Community Service Users across Australia.


  • Enables certified attendant care providers to demonstrate their ability to meet the industry benchmark.
  • Provides confidence and assurance that service providers will deliver improved and more consistent services.

Scheme owner

Australian Community Industry Association (ACIA)

Scheme requirements

Applicant CABs will need to comply with the Australian Community Industry Certification Scheme - Requirements for bodies certifying attendant care service providers (ACICS). This document is available to purchase through ACIA.

As a product scheme, applicants will also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. This standard is available from ISO directly or through Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand.

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.

The ACICS certification standard, the Australian Community Industry Standard (ACIS) is available to purchase from ACIA. Email contact [at]