Our Certifications and Accreditations
Accreditation is a formal program conducted by an independent third party verifying that Guidestar is compliant with and meets requirements of governing standards. It is a formal program where trained independent reviewers assess evidence of implementation for specified industry standards. Formal assessments take place every three years and, in the case of the NDIS there is a mid-cycle audit at the 18 month mark. Once the assessors have verified that we have met the required standards, a certification is issues.
Guidestar has demonstrated compliance with and achieved the following certifications:
NDIS Registered Provider
This means that Guidestar has met all requirements to become registered and maintain registration with the NDIS Commission and met our obligations under the NDIS Act 2013.
We are a Certified B Corporation. B Corps envision a better economic system where businesses can benefit people, communities, and the planet. They choose long-term investments over quick wins, and measure their success based on the positive impact they create. B Corp Certification means that we have met high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
We are proud to be an accredited Rainbow Tick organisation. This means that we have been assessed against the highest standards of safety and inclusivity for the LGBTQIA+ community. This program reassures our LGBTQIA+ clients, families and staff that we are aware, responsive and understanding of their needs.
Guidestar uses the acronym LGBTQIA+ throughout our website, which is noted as short for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual or allies and others on the spectrum of gender. We understand that LGBTQIA+ is an ‘umbrella term’, that gender is a spectrum and people identify in lots of different ways.