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Become an Assessor

Want to give back to your industry through a continuing professional development activity? If so, apply to be an accreditation assessor for ANMAC.

ANMAC invites nurses and midwives with the knowledge, skills, experience and reputation to assess education programs. Your input through this important professional role is valuable in helping ensure that programs meet required standards for registration.

Requirements of an assessor

Our assessors must have tertiary qualifications in nursing and/or midwifery. We accept both professionals already experienced in reviewing education programs for accreditation and those who have little or no accreditation experience but who want to develop these skills. This includes:

  • academics and teachers in the higher education and vocational education sectors
  • senior nurse and midwife clinicians
  • clinical management practitioners
  • health services management practitioners
  • clinical education practitioners.

Selecting assessors

Once you apply to be an assessor, ANMAC will contact you to confirm receipt of your expression of interest.

If we accept your application to become an assessor your details go on our assessment team register. ANMAC draws on the register to create a team for each education program requiring accreditation.

We select assessors case-by-case, based on:

  • skill set for the education program applying for accreditation
  • availability to perform the role, including the time needed for review and site visits
  • confirmation that there is no real or perceived conflict of interest that would interfere with the accreditation process.

All assessors must sign a confidentiality and conflict of interest declaration.

Team composition

As an ANMAC assessor you will be part of a team led by an ANMAC Associate Director for Professional Programs.

A team is appointed for each program requiring accreditation by ANMAC. Each team generally has a minimum of four members:

  • one ANMAC Associate Director for Professional Programs
  • two with academic and/or educational expertise
  • at least one with relevant expertise in clinical practice

Role of assessors

This table outlines your overall tasks as an ANMAC assessor, the estimated time involved for each task and extra notes.

Task Estimated time involved Notes

Review submission from education provider

3 to 4 hours

Assessors have up to 15 working days submit

Comment on the submission electronically, using the assessor review document.

Submit your comments, to the associate director for professional programs

Included in the timeframe noted immediately above

 

Participate in teleconference team meetings

3 to 4 hours for the initial teleconference

With other team members to discuss the submission

Participate in a site visit of the educational organisation being assessed (to view facilities first hand and clarify submission aspects)

1 day (perhaps 2 if multiple campus sites are involved)

You may need to include travel time (day before and day after your site visit)

Provide your comments about the site visit electronically to the associate director for professional programs

Associate Director for Professional Programs will usually give a timeframe but responses are generally required within 1 week

 

Ongoing consultation with team members to provide continued input into the submission review and various drafts of the report to ultimately be presented to the relevant accreditation committee

1 to 2 hours per consultation

Consultations held at various times throughout assessment

Sign off on the final report prepared by the Associate Director for Professional Programs, in preparation for its presentation to the relevant accreditation committee

Generally within 1 week

Each team member is required to sign off on the final report

More information about being as assessor can be found in our FAQs

How to apply

 Complete the Expression of Interest and attach a copy of your resume to apply to become an assessor. ANMAC will review your application and contact you by email with the outcome.