Auditor validation requirements


Annual validation is a method of ensuring all auditors remain up-to-date with their knowledge of the 5 Moments definitions and audit practices. This ensures valid and reliable data for the NHHI.

The Commission is currently in the final stages of consultation with the states and territories, and the private sector, to develop a new auditor training framework for General, and Gold Standard, Auditors. The new framework and supporting resources will be available in 2023. The Commission will provide further information on the status of this project on the Commission’s website in July 2022.

All trained auditors, both GSAs and GAs, need to complete annual validation to maintain their auditor status. This is an NHHI requirement, which, if not met, will result in removal of the auditor’s access to Hand Hygiene Compliance Application (HHCApp). This means they are unable to enter hand hygiene compliance data.

Annual validation requirements include:

  • Collection of 100 moments entered into HHCApp against the auditor's name
  • Completion of the Annual Auditor Online Learning Module

It is the responsibility of the hand hygiene lead for each organisation to ensure all auditors meet their annual validation requirements. Auditors who have not met the above criteria are required to follow the Lapsed Auditor Pathway in the Annual Auditor Validation Guide.

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