Becoming an ACHS Assessor

Unveiling the Path to Healthcare Quality and Accreditation Excellence.

ACHS has a proud history of partnering with member organisations to drive quality improvement in healthcare. These endeavours are supported by our Assessors who have long standing professional experience from across the healthcare industry. 

ACHS Assessors play a pivotal role in shaping the standards of care across healthcare organisations. As highly qualified healthcare professionals, ACHS Assessment Teams assess the performance of healthcare organisations against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, the standards of our framework (EQuIP), and other approved Standards as applicable to member organisations. 

“An Assessor is acknowledged as an expert in their field supporting and mentoring peers in the process of continuous quality improvement whilst hopefully safeguarding the highest standards of patient care.”
– David Gunderson, Lead Assessor ACHS.

Why become an assessor?

Becoming an ACHS Assessor offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on healthcare quality and safety. It’s an avenue for passionate individuals to contribute to driving quality improvement in healthcare. As an ACHS Assessor, you also gain access to continuous professional development, fostering personal growth and development. 
“I am continually motivated through seeing the benefit that the accreditation process provides, to continually improve safe and quality healthcare for both patients and staff in any healthcare organisation assessed.”
– Dr Jean Evans, Lead Assessor ACHS.
“Working with such diverse and highly experienced assessors motivates me to learn and improve. I feel it is a privilege to be able talk to consumers from all walks of life, listen to their stories and their health care experience.”
– Shane Combs, Lead Assessor ACHS

Benefits of being an assessor with ACHS
“The focus that ACHS has on updating assessors’ knowledge and experience, through online learnings, is an important benefit for healthcare professionals who enjoy learning.” –  Dr Jean Evans, Lead Assessor ACHS.

“I have been gifted with insight into the diversity of healthcare services provided both nationally and internationally. I have learnt from others and added value to my own workplace by implementing innovative ideas, systems and processes. As a lead assessor I now have the opportunity to support and mentor other assessors and watch them develop their own assessment styles and expertise.”
– David Gunderson, Lead Assessor ACHS & ACHSI

Are you right for the role? 

Candidates should possess a profound understanding of the healthcare industry, a commitment to quality improvement, and a passion for elevating patient care. ACHS sets specific eligibility requirements for applicants. 

Eligibility Requirements include:
  • At least five (5) years senior management experience in healthcare.
  • Currently employed or be no more than five years (5) retired.
  • Not have any suspensions or open investigations against any of your qualifications / registrations

For our full list of eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit our Assessor page here.
Please note, we have a new streamlined application process where all submitted applications are reviewed as vacancies arise.

If you have any questions about becoming an Assessor on behalf of ACHS, please email for support.