Current accredited courses

ACORN offers the opportunity for organisations that provide programs relating to education and training for perioperative personnel to seek accreditation of their programs from the College. Courses are assessed by the Hospital and University Collaboration and Accreditation Committee (HUCA).

By accrediting an educational program, ACORN provides formal recognition of the quality of the program, demonstrating that the requirements developed by the College have been met.

ACORN has transitioned to a quarterly, online application process and finalised criteria for accredited courses to retain their accreditation. The primary contact for  ACORN's previously accredited courses should expect to receive an email  before 1st November 2019 advising of the changes, their impact on courses currently registered with ACORN and options available. 

The next round calling for applications will:

  • Open on the 1st and close on the 30th November 2019
  • Open on the 1st and close on the 15th February 2020
  • Open on the 1st and close on the 15th May 2020 
  • Open on the 1st and close on the 15th August 2020

The online application process can be accessed here.

For any enquiries regarding ACORN course accreditation please submit a form here.

Courses currently accredited by ACORN

Course provider

Course title

Contact

Ansell
www.ansellcares.com

Ansell Continuing education modules

Silvana Harding
silvana.harding@ansell.com

Australian Healthcare Academy
www.healthcareacademy.com.au

Introduction to scrub and scout nursing

 

Jacqualine App
admin@healthcareacademy.com.au, 1300 953 276

Australian Healthcare Academy
www.healthcareacademy.com.au

Anaesthetics and recovery nursing

Jacqualine App
admin@healthcareacademy.com.au, 1300 953 276

Bravura Education
www.bravuraeducation.com

Basic laser safety training course (surgical and operating suite)

Elissa O'Keefe

0423 091 829

Bravura Education
www.bravuraeducation.com

Laser Safety Officer training course (surgical and operating suite)

Elissa O'Keefe

0423 091 829

Bravura Education
www.bravuraeducation.com

Refresher Laser Safety Officer training course (surgical and operating suite)

Elissa O'Keefe

0423 091 829

Cardinal Healthcare
www.cardinalhealth.com
Operating room conduct

Valerie Lim
valerie.lim@cardinalhealth.com   

CM Training Services Medical companies working in the perioperative environment

Cindy Masterton

cmtrainingservices.com.au

The Canberra Hospital
https://www.health.act.gov.au/health-professionalsnursing-and-midwifery-officetransition-practice-programs/transition-practice

Perioperative nursing foundation program 

Shane Guy
Shane.Guy@act.gov.au

Hologic

Hologic fluid management online education program for operating room nurses

Kylie Wheaton

IQ Health

IQ Health theatre protocol training program

Stuart Colquhoun

Johnson and Johnson

Conduct of representatives in operating and procedure rooms

Dr Glen Mason
gmason5@its.jnj.com

Johnson and Johnson

NEAT course: Nurse application education training

Suzanne Hill

Medical Technology Association of Australia
https://www.mtaa.org.au

Introduction to Operating Theatre Protocols 1 Day - Face to Face Training

Lee Grow

Medical Technology Association of Australia
https://www.mtaa.org.au

Operating Theatre Protocols update 2018-2020

Lee Grow

Medline Australia & New Zealand

Medline representatives in operating theatres course

 

Kylie Jacobson

Metro Health Services District Queensland

Perioperative introductory program (PIP)

Fiona Newman
Fiona.Newman@health.qld.gov.au

Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke health care patient warming eLearning module

Joanne Douglas

Northside Perioperative Consortium

Perioperative introductory program

Jodie Sisson
PIP_Northside@health.qld.gov.au

Olympus Australia

Basic principles and practices for electrosurgery

Dean Driscoll

Olympus Australia

Introduction to the operating theatre environment

Dean Driscoll

Stryker – South Pacific

Stryker staff in theatre course

Di Broadfoot
di.broadfoot@stryker.com

University of Notre Dame Australia 

Advanced nursing care (Perioperative)

Associate Professor Karen Clark-Burg
karen.clark-burg@nd.edu.au

University of Technology Sydney

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing in Perioperative

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing in Anaesthetic and Post Anaesthetic Care Unit

Gail Forrest
Gail.Forrest@uts.edu.au