The first step towards JBI Endorsement is to submit an application to JBI along with the required documentation. JBI conducts an on-paper assessment, with a follow-up interview with the nominated contact person (as required), to determine the organisation’s level of compliance with the JBI Endorsement Standards and Criteria. The outcome of assessment is released within 21 working days. If successful, JBI Endorsement will be offered on either a Full or Provisional basis.
Full endorsement is granted to an organisation that demonstrates compliance to all JBI Standards and criteria, and entitles the organisation to all the benefits of the program.
Where an application has been declined, an organisation may formally appeal the decision in writing. All appeals will be acknowledged upon receipt and considered by the JBI Endorsement Coordinator and Executive Group. Every effort will be made to provide the appellant organisation with a final decision within seven working days of the appeal.
Eligibility for JBI Endorsement is reviewed on an annual basis. Organisations can maintain Endorsement indefinitely providing JBI Endorsement Standards and Criteria continue to be met each year. All JBI Endorsed organisations are given a date-specific certificate to publicly display their status as well as electronic copies of the JBI Endorsement branding and logos for use. If a JBI Endorsed organisation has not met the JBI Endorsement Standards and Criteria over the preceding 12 months, or fails to provide documentation, ongoing JBI Endorsement will not be granted.
The annual endorsement fee covers all costs associated with processing an application and is commensurate with the size of the Endorsed organisation. The annual fee for JBI Endorsement is waived in the first year. Fees are to be paid at the beginning of each subsequent year of Full Endorsement.
|Organisation / Unit size||Annual Membership fee (from year 2)|
|Small (≤50 beds or ≤ 20 Full-time Equivalent staff)||AUD $900|
|Large (51-250 beds or ≥ 21 Full-time Equivalent staff)||AUD $1,500|