This manual was developed by the Centre for Health Service Development at the University of Wollongong and funded by Queensland Health. It is designed to assist HACC services undertake a Tier 1 HACC Functional Screen and undertake Tier 2 HACC Functional Assessments. Like all other States and Territories, Queensland Health supports the decision to adopt the functional tools described in this manual as the national standard. Queensland Health recognises that different services across Queensland have different systems in place and varying capacity to adopt the new tools at this stage. Implementation will need to occur in different ways and at a different pace in different services, depending on their various starting points. A Queensland-wide implementation strategy needs to be developed in the context of the Queensland Aged Care Strategy. The funding of this manual does not pre-empt the development of an implementation strategy. Rather, this manual is a response to requests from the field for information which will allow those services that are already positioned to do so to begin implementation at their own pace.