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DISABILITY SERVICES ACT 1986 - SECT 6A

Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"accreditation " means accreditation under this Part.

"accredited certification body " means a certification body that holds a current accreditation.

"accrediting authority " means an authority approved by the Secretary under section 6B for the purpose of granting accreditation to certification bodies.

"certificate of compliance " has the meaning given by section 6D, 6DA or 6E, as the case requires.

"certification body " means a body that carries out certifying functions.

"certifying functions " means:

                     (a)  assessing, by reference to the relevant key performance indicators:

                              (i)  whether an employment service meets the disability employment standards; and

                            (ia)  whether an advocacy service meets the disability advocacy standards; and

                             (ii)  whether the provision of rehabilitation programs meets the rehabilitation program standards; and

                     (b)  giving certificates of compliance in respect of employment services or advocacy services, or in respect of the provision of rehabilitation programs, that meet the relevant standards.

"current accreditation " means an accreditation that has not been withdrawn.

"current certificate of compliance " means a certificate of compliance that is in force.

"key performance indicators " means key performance indicators approved under subsection 5A(2).

"person " , in relation to the provision of a rehabilitation program, includes the Commonwealth and an authority of the Commonwealth.



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