Hospitals Accreditation

Hospitals Accreditation

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) specifies that all hospitals and must be accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards as part of the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme.

QIP is one of a few approved accreditation agencies the Commission has allowed to provide accreditation against the NSQHS Standards (second edition). We are dedicated to providing tailored support to hospitals carrying out their accreditation process.

Australian hospital accreditation

QIP can help hospitals across metropolitan, rural and remote Australia with ease. No matter where a health service is located, our services don’t change! We provide both public and private hospital accreditation services.

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Western Australia (WA) & Australian Island Territories

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Queensland (QLD), Victoria (VIC), Northern Territory (NT), Tasmania (TAS)

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New South Wales (NSW) & Australian Capital Territory (ACT) & South Australia (SA)

A quality approach to accreditation with QIP

QIP’s support and processes allow hospitals to use accreditation to drive continuous quality improvement to enhance their levels of high-quality patient care and safety. Our team is available to guide hospitals through the NSQHS Standards and evidence requirements to ensure their accreditation experience is a positive one.

QIP accreditation supports hospitals to reassure patients of their high levels of safety, quality of care and service provision while adhering to national minimum benchmarks. It also ensures hospitals meet state and territory government requirements for health accreditation, related to licensing of hospitals, and the accreditation requirements of private health funds.

Dedicated Client Liaison Team

Having undertaken NSQHS Standards (second edition) training, QIP’s Client Liaison Officers endeavour to personally answer all standards and accreditation questions. If extra assistance is required, they will point you in the right direction.

QIP clients can contact their Client Liaison Officer as often or as little as they need, at no additional cost – it’s all part of QIP’s service. The QIP Team provides a range of resources to support health services complete accreditation as easily as possible.

Highly trained, experienced assessors

QIP’s Assessors are highly trained and qualified peer assessors who work across the Australian healthcare sector. QIP Assessors include medical, nursing, allied health, administration, management and professional auditors.

All QIP Assessors have completed the ‘NSQHS Standards Assessor Training Course’, a comprehensive internal training program with QIP, participate in continuing professional development and adhere to a code of conduct, aligned to national best practice principles in professional auditing.

QIP accreditation hub

The QIP accreditation hub is an online platform tailored to each client’s individual accreditation timelines and framework requirements. It includes tailored action plans, a resource library and a number of other features to support clients throughout their accreditation journey.

Easy online self-assessment

Our online self-assessment software, known as AccreditationPro, streamlines accreditation preparation by helping our hospital clients to determine their compliance with the NSQHS Standards. AccreditationPro helps decrease the administrative burden of the self-assessment process and streamlines accreditation preparation.

Education and resources

Housed within the QIP accreditation hub, our online Education and Resource Library contains fact sheets, templates for editing, checklists, posters, communications and e-Learning modules to support our clients in expanding their knowledge of their accreditation and quality improvement initiatives.

e-Learning modules

QIP’s education and resource library contains several e-Learning modules, and webinars. These are accessible to all clients and their teams to help drive quality improvement within health services at no extra cost.

We are always updating and developing new resources and e-Learning to better support hospitals.

Templates and tools

In the QIP accreditation hub, our education and resource library offers a number of policy and procedure documents ready for hospitals to make their own, fact sheets and useful NSQHS Standards links.

This assists hospitals in the development of policies and procedures and quality improvements to support team effectiveness and evidence requirements.


QIP and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) are proud to provide a Nursing Scholarship program for eligible QIP clients, under the the H4F Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) course.

Helping you transition to the NSQHS Standards (second edition)

The following videos were developed to assist health services during their transition to the second edition of the NSQHS Standards. Despite this, the content in these videos still provides a helpful overview of the streamlined eight standards.

1. Clinical Governance
2. Partnering with Consumers
3. Preventing & Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection
4. Medication Safety
5. Comprehensive Care
6. Communicating for Safety
7. Blood Management
8. Recognising & Responding to Acute Deterioration

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