The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) Explained

4m of CPD
The Aged Care Funding Instrument is used to assess the degree of care each aged care resident needs and to allocate funding accordingly. ACFI pays subsidies to the residential aged care facility that is providing the care.

What's included in this resource?

  • CPDTime.
    4m of CPD
  • Article
  • 3 Assessment Questions

What is this article about?

ACFI focuses on care needs that relate to day-to-day and high-frequency need for care. These are deemed necessary considerations to make in order to estimate the average cost of care in longer stay environments, i.e. residential aged care.

Ausmed resource artwork

Learning you'll love

An Ausmed Subscription will unlock access to 1,000+ learning resources. High quality education helps you provide high quality care.

Find out more


Test Your Knowledge

  • 3 Assessment Questions

Document and reflect on your learning

  • CPDTime.
    4m of CPD

Meet the educator

educator profile image
Editorial Team
Ausmed’s editorial team is committed to providing high-quality, well-researched and reputable education to our users, free of any commercial bias or conflict of interest. All education produced by Ausmed is developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and undergoes a regular rigorous review process to ensure the relevancy of all healthcare information and updates to changes in practice. If you have identified an issue with the education offered by Ausmed or wish to submit feedback to Ausmed's editorial team, please email with your concerns.
View Profile

What do others think?

532 reviews by Ausmed Learners
Sort by
Highest Rated
Lowest Rated
Most Recent
Rewati Adhikari
29 Jul 2021
Interesting and useful information.
Julie Garthe
24 May 2021
Cleat and precise information
Marilyn Reid
05 Jun 2021
Knowledge of how ACFI needed in the facility and understanding how it’s importance in the aged care facility.
Noela Relph
01 Feb 2020
This resource is an overview of the assessments required to access Government funding for client care in Aged Care facilities. For someone who is not familiar with this, it is a good place to start to get that basic understanding.
Geraldine Cornwell
23 May 2021
very informative on the ACFI system
Harmandeep kaur
04 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Kelly Brown
01 Mar 2020
Clare McAleer
01 Oct 2020
Very informative, clear, concise, and easy to comprehend. Thank you!
Robyn Loft
25 Aug 2020
Very clear and concise.
Portrait of Marion Holzel
Marion Holzel
11 Oct 2019
Acfi is the funding tool for all care and services provided in an Aged Care facility . Itself is the cornerstones for all personalised care beeing deliverd to the Residents. It captures the need of the individual resources needed for the delay care needs and helps formulates the strategies needed for the delivery of safe and current nursing tecknics.
4.4 / 5
1 star
2 star
3 star
4 star
5 star

Ausmed Premium

To access this resource, sign up for Ausmed Premium. With Premium, you’ll have unlimited access to everything you need to take your education and care to the next level.

Looking for something else?

Discover more learning

Sometimes I find it really hard to make time for my learning, but I was blown away by how easy it is with the Ausmed app. I can fit it in during breaks or on the bus to work.

- Maria, Registered Nurse