EQuIP6 Day Procedure Centres Certification

ACHS EQuIP6 Day Procedure Centres Certification     

The ACHS EQuIP6 Day Procedure Centres Certification Program is a quality management program for newly established health care organisations, and for health care organisations that are not currently EQuIP members. 

The Certification Program assists these organisations to establish the structures, systems, policies and procedures that will assist them with improving performance.

The award of Certification is an acknowledgement by the ACHS of an organisation's commitment to ensuring that appropriate systems and structures are established to provide quality care and services.

The Certification award is for 18 months. The membership contract is 12 months, during which time the organisation will be invited to join the full accreditation program.

To achieve Certification, organisations will be required to achieve:

  • an SA in all mandatory criteria, and
  • fewer than six LAs in the non-mandatory criteria with a low risk rating.

The Certification review can be offered as soon as the Day Procedure Centre wishes after becoming operational or joining the EQuIP membership. The result of the Certification review will be decided by the Chief Executive of ACHS based on the feedback from the surveyors. It will be communicated to the Day Procedure Centre within days of the survey. This is to enable new members to join without risking the financial penalties, in terms of lower payments from health insurers, of being non-accredited for a period of time.

To find out more about the Day Procedure Certification Program contact an ACHS Customer Services Manager at csm@achs.org.au or phone ACHS on 02 9281 9955.


Last Review Date 12 January 2018

Thanks. The course has strengthened my understanding of the importance of quality systems, consumer engagement and the diagnostic phase of project improvement.

Trish Roberts
- Australian Red Cross Blood Service, SA