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|
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO ENROLMENT DATES FOR THE ASSESSOR ORIENTATION COURSE- SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
There will be two enrolment intakes for the course in 2018, with courses starting in April and November. 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 these are subject to change, and that if you are enrolled in one of the enrolment intakes, you will be notified of any changes via email.
Participants 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 and a certificate of completion will not be awarded at the end of the course.
|Enrolment intake||Course commences||Enrolment closes||Complete course by|
|Enrolment 1||April 2018||5 October 2018||2 November 2018|
|Enrolment 2||November 2018||March 2019||April 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: 28 May 2018