Effective 6 April 2020

Attendant Care - IRQS*

* For further information regarding Attendant Care - IRQS (Independently Reviewed against Quality Standards), please refer to the registration criteria at www.tac.vic.gov.au

The TAC is aware of the significant impact of COVID-19 on clients and on service providers, particularly in the substantial reduction in community access and therapy supports. To help ensure Attendant Care providers remain viable and retain their staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the TAC is introducing two financial support measures:

  1. The 2020-21 3.91% indexation of TAC Attendant Care fees will take effect from Monday 6 April (brought forward from 1 July).
  1. A temporary 5% loading will be added post indexation to the Attendant Care fees, from Monday 6 April to 28 June 2020.
For Attendant Care IRQS services provided between 6 April 2020 and 28 June 2020
Service Description TAC Item
Number
Maximum
Payment
Rate
Weekday IRQS Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and TAC Client Specific Training
AT0020 $55.17
Weekend IRQS Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and TAC Client Specific Training
AT0020 $73.23
Shared Care Service (per staff person) AT0020 $82.11                 
Overnight Care (8 hour shift inclusive of one hour active) † AT0025 $155.17
Active Overnight Care (per hour) AT0020 $55.17
Care on a public holiday AT0020 $124.74
Shared Care on a public holiday (per staff person) AT0020 $135.72
Program Establishment Fee†† AT0005 $1449.11 
Approved Travel (per km) AT0010 $0.78
Standard Daily Support (per 24 hour shift) AT0020 $615.10
Public Holiday Rate Standard Daily Support AT0020 $974.60
Complex Daily Support (per 24 hour shift) AT0020 $798.81
Public Holiday Rate Complex Daily Support AT0020 $1,271.96

Attendant Care - IRQS*

* For further information regarding Attendant Care - IRQS (Independently Reviewed against Quality Standards), please refer to the registration criteria at www.tac.vic.gov.au

For Attendant Care IRQS services provided between 1 July 2019 and 5 April 2020
Service Description TAC Item
Number
Maximum
Payment
Rate
Weekday IRQS Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and TAC Client Specific Training
AT0020 $50.56
Weekend IRQS Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and TAC Client Specific Training
AT0020 $67.12
Shared Care Service (per staff person) AT0020 $75.26            
Overnight Care (8 hour shift inclusive of one hour active) † AT0025 $142.22
Active Overnight Care (per hour) AT0020 $50.56
Care on a public holiday AT0020 $114.33
Shared Care on a public holiday (per staff person) AT0020 $124.40
Program Establishment Fee†† AT0005 $1,328.17
Approved Travel (per km) AT0010 $0.76
Standard Daily Support (per 24 hour shift) AT0020 $563.77
Public Holiday Rate Standard Daily Support AT0020 $893.26
Complex Daily Support (per 24 hour shift) AT0020 $732.14
Public Holiday Rate Complex Daily Support AT0020 $1165.81

Attendant Care - IRQS*

* For further information regarding Attendant Care - IRQS (Independently Reviewed against Quality Standards), please refer to the registration criteria at www.tac.vic.gov.au

For Attendant Care IRQS services provided on or after 2 July 2018
Service Description TAC Item
Number
Maximum
Payment
Rate
Weekday IRQS Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and TAC Client Specific Training
AT0020 $48.64
Weekend IRQS Attendant Care (per hour)
including Personal Care, Community Access Support, Therapy Support, Post Acute Care and TAC Client Specific Training
AT0020 $64.56
Shared Care Service (per staff person) AT0020 $72.40    
Overnight Care (8 hour shift inclusive of one hour active) † AT0025 $136.82
Active Overnight Care (per hour) AT0020 $48.64
Care on a public holiday AT0020 $109.99
Shared Care on a public holiday (per staff person) AT0020 $119.67
Program Establishment Fee†† AT0005 $1,277.70
Approved Travel (per km) AT0010 $0.76
Standard Daily Support (per 24 hour shift) AT0020 $542.35
Public Holiday Rate Standard Daily Support AT0020 $859.32
Complex Daily Support (per 24 hour shift) AT0020 $704.32
Public Holiday Rate Complex Daily Support AT0020 $1121.51

For inactive overnight support where more than one hour and up to four hours of active care are provided, the additional hours are to be billed at the attendant care hourly rate (AT0020).

For example, where three hours of active care are provided, bill for AT0025 as well as 2 x AT0020.

If more than four hours of active care are provided, active overnight support is to be billed, at eight times the attendant care hourly rate, i.e: 8 x AT0020

†† Program Establishment Fee may be approved to the Service Provider when providing the TAC Client with 4 hours or more of Services per Billing Period, for a period of more than three consecutive months and is to assist with; Recruitment of new Personnel, Development of a Care Plan and Training Plan, as well as Compliance with OHS site audit requirements. This is a one off payment for the Service Provider to ensure the establishment of a quality care program on behalf of the TAC Client.