University accreditation process 

The following documents explain the College's university accreditation process:

ACHSM Accreditation Program Policy and Manual (for general information and the philosophies and context)
Guidelines for Universities ACHSM Accreditation Program   (specific information for clarifying the requirements and the process for accreditation)
ACHSM Accreditation Program Handbook for Surveyors  (specific information for guiding our surveyors in managing the accreditation processes)

As combined resources, these documents streamline the processes and give clarity to the role of the university undertaking the accreditation as well as the role of the National Office and the local ACHSM Branch in the relevant jurisdiction. This will reduce lag times from request for accreditation to finalising report and notifying the university. It will also reflect the desire to build on the relationships that exist between the College and the university sector which will go beyond the one-off accreditation review visit.

We are in the process of developing a short but hopefully useful checklist to help universities prepare for their accreditation which we will post to this page once it is complete. 

We will be strongly encouraging universities who offer Health Service Management courses which are not currently accredited by ACHSM to join us in an attempt to create a workforce that will meet the needs of the health and aged care industry.

Benefits for the accredited university include:

  • Provision of a certificate of accreditation and ‘logo’ for use by the university
  • Information about the university program on the College website which is sufficiently detailed to provide advice to prospective students
  • A link from the College website to the university website where further information can be obtained regarding the accredited courses
  • In recognition of their accreditation fee, each accredited university will be provided with:
  • two free registrations to the College’s National Conference
  • access to the College’s peer-reviewed (online) journal – the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Service Management
  • an invitation for the accredited university to work more closely with the College on potentially suitable professional development programs organised by the Branch

If you have any queries, please email Sharlene Chadwick, Executive Officer, NSW or call +61 2 8753 5100.

Looking for surveyors

  • Want to become more involved in the College?
  • Do you have experience in assessing university courses?
  • Are you currently an ACHS surveyor perhaps?

Then we want to hear from you. We are about to launch our newly revised accreditation manual and guidelines and we need competent and experienced surveyors to assist with assessing the College's university accreditation program.

Please email Sharlene Chadwick your details at sharlene.chadwick@achsm.org.au with your name, email, contact number and brief surveyor experience.

Haven't done this before? Don't worry: we will be happy to train you!