Commonwealth CoS Programme Manual

Page last updated: 25 June 2018

The updated Commonwealth CoS Programme Manual v3.0 was released in June 2018. The Manual outlines the requirements supporting the delivery and management of the CoS Programme and forms part of the Funding Agreement for service providers. 

Key areas of update in the manual include:

  • Removal of implementation dates and referral to the CoS website (section 1.9)
  • Changes to Quality & Safeguard arrangements (section 1.15 and 5.5)
  • Clarification to ISP direct funding model (section 2.2.3)
  • Addition of policy position regarding Vacancy Management in Specialist Disability Accommodation (section 2.2.11)
  • Additional detail around accessing additional support funding for ISP Direct Funded clients (section 3.4.1)
  • Further detail regarding the interaction between Home Care Packages and CoS clients (section 4.1.3)
  • Further detail to managing complaints about service providers (section 5.5.7)
  • Clarification of policy position regarding Emergency Situations (section 5.5.9)