The SDA Rules are very clear that:
- an Apartment is self contained dwelling;
- Apartments must have an OOA in Separate Apartment
This means that you can’t just do a space or an area for an OOA in Apartment, it needs to be a self contained apartment – kitchen, bathroom and Bed – so a studio apartment is a minimum.
SDA providers need to sign a declaration that the dwelling they enrol complies with the regulations. They need to be comfortable with this on their own account, regardless of what an assessment says.