Welcome to The Exemplar Award

The Exemplar Award is an innovative new program developed by ACHS to recognise a system or service within a healthcare organisation that has achieved and sustained high performance results.

The award is a symbol of recognition for healthcare organisations that produce a high performing system or service which is world-leading and translates to high quality consumer / patient outcomes.

The Exemplar Award program is open to any accredited healthcare organisation, regardless of accrediting agency affiliation. To be eligible, organisations must not have had any high risk or major non-compliant issues identified in the last three years.

Contact and Information

To learn more, download the ACHS Exemplar Award brochure, or to speak with The Exemplar Award Liaison Officer directly, please contact Dr Mark Burgess on +61 2 9281 9955, or exemplar@achs.org.au. To immediatly make an expression of interest with ACHS, click here

Click on the links below to The Exemplar Award phases: 

Phase 1: Expression of Interest

Phase 2: Application

Phase 3: Submission

Phase 4: Assessment

Process Diagram


Last Review Date 10 August 2017

Big thank you for the excellent webinar on NSQHS Standard 5 on Tuesday 17 March. The topic was presented in a very clear way with lots of examples of what surveyors would expect to see when on site.

Susan O’Kane-Powell
- Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West