The Assessor Orientation Course is freely available for anyone who would like to learn about the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition). The online course is self-paced, contains 11 modules and includes about 40 hours of valuable learning material including case studies, videos and tips for using the NSQHS Standards.
If you are an assessor of health services implementing the NSQHS Standards: You are required to complete the whole course, and your responses to quizzes and other questions will be collected and monitored by the Commission. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. A copy of the certificate of completion must be provided to your accrediting agency before you are eligible to assess a health service organisation using the NSQHS Standards (second edition).
If you are not an assessor, and would like a certificate of completion for the course: You will need to complete the whole course, including completing quizzes and short answer questions. However, your responses will not be monitored by the Commission. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
If you are not an assessor and would NOT like a certificate of completion for the course: You will be able to move through the course without submitting answers to quizzes, in any order without having to accurately complete each of the assessment tasks.
See the table below for a summary:
|Assessor||Other – Requiring completion certificate||Other – Not requiring completion certificate|
|Must submit an answer to all questions to progress through the course||Yes||Yes||No|
|Will be required to contribute to a Discussion Board||Yes||No||No|
|Will have responses to short answer questions collected and monitored by the Commission||Yes||No||No|
|Will be provided a certificate of completion upon completion of the course||Yes||Yes||No|
There will be three enrolment intakes for the course in 2018, with courses starting in March, July and November 2018. Participants will have four months to complete the course. Enrolment into each course will close approximately one month before the required completion date for each course. See below for further information on enrolment, commencement and completion dates. Please note that participants (including assessors) who require a certificate of completion must complete the course by the date specified under “Complete course by” in the table below. If the course is not completed by the completion date, all progress will be lost.
|Enrolment intake||Commence course anytime from||Enrolment closes||Complete course by|
|Enrolment 1||29 March 2018||6 June 2018||6 July 2018|
|Enrolment 2||27 July 2018||5 October 2018||2 November 2018|
|Enrolment 3||23 November 2019||8 February 2019||8 March 2019|
Access to the course is by a secure log in. To log into the course, please complete the form below. You will receive a user name and password approximately one week before your selected course commencement date.
Last updated: 9 March 2018