This Resource Centre aims to support you in your journey by providing a broad range of relevant information; including fact sheets, faqs and useful links.


Aged Care Funding Instrument Review

2010 - A joint submission between YPINH, MS Australia and Brain Injury Australia to the Department of Health and Ageing’s Review of the Aged Care Funding Instrument.

The Australian Government supports care for older Australians living in aged care homes through a government subsidy that homes receive based on the aged care provider’s appraisal of each resident’s care needs. From March 2008, the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) replaced the Resident Classification Scale (RCS) as the mechanism to allocate this Government subsidy.

The ACFI was developed in response to the Review of Pricing Arrangements in Residential Aged Care carried out by Professor Warren Hogan in 2004 and the RCS Review in 2003. The ACFI is designed to:

  • better match funding to the complex care needs of residents;
  • reduce the documentation created by aged care providers to justify funding; and
  • achieve higher levels of agreement between aged care staff and departmental review officers in review audits (known as validation).

The Australian Government committed to a post-implementation review to ensure that the new instrument is meeting its objectives.

Download the Report Go back