Accreditation and DCL update

Tue, 28 Mar 2020

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Since our last update the Council’s Governance Working Group decided that there should be a final consultation with interested stakeholders about the accreditation process. That consultation will complete on 31 March 2017. We will then need to take account of comments received, make any adjustments to the process, and have the final agreement ratified by the Council and the ATO (as the accreditation authority).

We have, therefore, delayed the date of publication of the final process to 28 April 2017.

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Mon, 20 March 2020

Accreditation process update

The finalisation of the full accreditation process is taking longer than anticipated. To optimise the experience for service providers and their customers the right governance around the process needs to be in place.  

We are aiming to finalise the accreditation process on or before 31 March 2017.

The accreditation process will be based on a deed poll by you to an accreditation authority which initially is expected to be the ATO. Legal considerations in establishing that authority are taking longer to resolve. One necessary factor is that the accreditation authority needs to be “portable”. This means that the registration of accreditation could be carried out by someone other than the DBC or the ATO in future. This legal advice is key to the finalisation of the process by 31 March 2017.

Once the accreditation process is published you will be able to accredit as an Access Point but not yet as a DCP. This is because the current DCL is an alpha version where the publication process is manual. DCP accreditation will have an automated publication process incorporated into the beta version.

The procurement process for the DCL has commenced. The target date for a first production pilot version is 8 May 2017. This version can be used for DCPs to test and accredit. We expect to develop a final production pilot for 3 July 2017. The final production pilot can be used for live transactions. These dates depend upon the current procurement activities to select a systems integrator to build the DCL and on the plan agreed with the systems integrator.

We will update this information if it changes.