Who will provide the services?
PwC, with support from StewartBrown.
Who are PwC?
PwC Australia is part of a network of firms in 158 countries with over 250,000 people. PwC is one of the top 50 brands worldwide. We are bold about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we empower flexible working. We deliver quality in audit, assurance, consulting and tax services to more than 5,000 clients.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.
To learn more about us, visit: www.pwc.com.au
Who are StewartBrown?
StewartBrown was established in 1939, located in Chatswood, New South Wales. StewartBrown has over 70 employees, providing services including Audit, Consulting, Business Services, Taxation and Financial Planning.
StewartBrown provides professional services to a range of clients, however, has a specialty expertise in the aged, community, retirement living and disability services sectors, as well as social services, independent schools and children’s services.
To find out more, visit: www.stewartbrown.com.au
Is my data and information secure?
Yes. All data and information you provide to us (including StewartBrown) will be retained securely. The application form is hosted on Qualtrics, which is a secure hosting platform based in the United States (refer to their security statement here for further details). Successful applicants will be requested to provide us with additional documentation and information for us to provide business advice. This documentation and information will be provided through and held (for the duration of the services) in DataPoint and based in Australia.
Will my organisation’s report be seen by anyone else?
No. Your report will only be seen by your organisation and PwC.
Your application information will be provided to the Department of Health for the Department to decide which applications should go forward. However, any other information provided as part of our work and our report will not be provided to the Department of Health. An unidentified summary level report will be provided to the Department of Health to provide an overview of the advisory services we have provided and to communicate key themes and issues being experienced in the sector.
How do I apply?
Who can apply?
To apply, your business must:
be an approved aged care provider in Australia with a National Approved Provider System (NAPS) ID, and
not be a State Government entity.
Eligibility to receive services under the program will usually be assessed at the approved provider level (i.e the entity that is registered as an approved provider under the Aged Care Act 1997) however if you are a provider that operates on a largely autonomous basis under an 'umbrella' registration you can also apply for assistance.
How long will the services take?
Following your completion of the initial questionnaire and provision of documentation, the effort will be spread over a period of approximately five weeks. This timeframe will be subject to timely provision of information and may also be impacted by overall demand for services under the program.
Is there a cost?
No. The services are entirely paid for by the Australian Government.
What do I get out of the services?
PwC will produce a report for your organisation which will summarise the insights obtained throughout the business advisory services, including recommendations to improve the capability of your organisation.
PwC will support you by:
- helping you to strengthen capability and skills in your business,
- identifying opportunities for improvement,
- providing you an action plan to keep improving your business after the service ends, and
- connecting you with other relevant organisations that can assist you.