Our History

Qualtime began as a DREAM …. born initially of a mother’s inability to find quality respite care for her disabled son when he left school. It is then the story of the DETERMINATION of the young man’s parents and the GENEROUS RESPONSE of others to what the parents saw as “a desperate community need”.

After trying various program options without success, an opportunity arose for a respite service to be developed and funded through the Home & Community Care Program within the grounds of Nudgee College. Thus, Qualtime opened its doors in August 1995, after a tremendous effort by a few very dedicated, determined and caring parents. Qualtime has grown to provide a number of valuable programs that have expanded the range of choices open to people with a disability.

After several years at the Mary Rice Centre at Nudgee College, Qualtime moved to a temporary facility at Eventide in Brighton. With support and funding from the Home and Community Care Program, Qualtime moved into its purpose-built Centre at Taigum in September 2001. Since then, Qualtime has grown into the organisation it is today. Qualtime has now over 100 families who access Qualtime’s various supports and services.