The NSQHS Standards Assessor Orientation Course is freely available for anyone who would like to learn about the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition). The online course is self-paced and includes learning material such as case studies, videos and tips for using the NSQHS Standards. Eleven modules cover an Introduction to the NSQHS Standards, Assessing Safety and Quality Systems, the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme, and each of the eight standards.
If you are an assessor of health service organisations implementing the NSQHS Standards:
If you are not an assessor but would like a certificate for individual modules or a certificate of completion for the whole course:
If you are not an assessor and do not want a certificate for individual modules or the whole course:
See the table below for a summary:
|Assessor||Other – Requiring completion certificate||Other – Not requiring completion certificate|
|Must submit answers to all questions to progress through the Assessor Orientation Course||Yes||Yes||No|
|Must contribute to Discussion Boards||Yes||No||No|
|Will have responses to short answer questions reviewed by the Commission||Yes||No||No|
|Will be provided with a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course||Yes – if satisfactorily completed||Yes||No|
|Will be provided with individual module certificates||No||Yes||No|
Enrolment is now open for the Assessor Orientation Course starting on 3 December 2018. This course will run until 31 May 2019. Enrolment into the course is available until 31 March 2019.
Participants who require a certificate of completion must complete the course by 31 May 2019. If the course is not completed by the completion date, all progress will be lost and a certificate of completion will not be issued. You will need to enrol in the next intake and start the course again.
If you already have a user name and password, visit www.assessororientation.safetyandquality.gov.au to get started.
|Course number||Enrolments open||Course Starts||Enrolments close||Course finishes|
|2 (2019A)||June 2018||3 December 2018||31 March 2019||31 May 2019|
|3 (2019B)||March 2019||1 May 2019||31 August 2019||31 October 2019|
|4 (2019C)||March 2019||1 July 2019||31 October 2019||31 December 2019|
|5 (2020A)||September 2019||6 January 2020||30 April 2020||30 June 2020|
|6 (2020B)||December 2019||1 April 2020||31 July 2020||30 September 2020|
|7 (2020C)||March 2020||1 July 2020||30 September 2020||31 December 2020|
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Access to the course is by a secure log in. Please complete the form below and your login details will be issued within two business days.
The course can be accessed at www.assessororientation.safetyandquality.gov.au.
Last updated: 12 March 2019