Fundamental Functions

I. Overview and Structure

The Filipino Community Council of Victoria, Inc. (FCCVI) has two fundamental roles in the community – one, as the representative entity of the Filipino community organisations in Victoria and second, as an accredited ethno-specific aged care provider ensuring equitable access and utilization of aged care services of Filipino older populations. These two functions represent the foundation of the organisation’s core service components, namely, community services and aged care services.

II. Mandated Representative body of Filipino Community Organisations in Victoria

As the umbrella body, FCCVI serves as the key organisation instrumental in representing the Filipino community to government agencies, mainstream organisations and other ethno-specific communities in Victoria. It offers various services including information, advocacy, referral, access to community and other support services, and community representation within the state of Victoria as well as nationally.

FCCVI is an official member of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia, Inc. (FILCCA), the national peak body of Filipino organisations in Australia, and also the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV), the peak policy advocacy body for ethnic and multicultural community groups in Victoria.

III. Accredited Ethno-Specific Aged Care Provider

For 33 years, FCCVI maintains its status as a pioneer ethno-specific provider of community aged care services to Filipinos in Victoria, accredited and compliant to Commonwealth and State Aged Care Quality Standards.

These standards set out specific requirements and ensure certain mechanisms to be in place which cover governance, financial accountability, human resources, program management, service delivery, planning and policy implementation, occupational health and safety, commitment to the promotion of fundamental human rights principles such as autonomy, justice, beneficence and quality of life.