Course accreditation

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.

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. To ensure that all the necessary information is provided, applications for accreditation should be submitted using the ACORN Program accreditation application form.

The application form, and additional information regarding the application process, is available via the links below.

Course accreditation application form

Accredited course annual report form

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

 

Carly Rockwood
admin@healthcareacademy.com.au, 1300 953 276

Australian Healthcare Academy
www.healthcareacademy.com.au

Anaesthetics and recovery nursing

Carly Rockwood
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

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

Perioperative nursing foundation program 

Belinda Manners

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
 

MTAA Operating theatre protocols training for medical company representatives

Lee Grow

Medical Technology Association of Australia
 

Enabling medical company representatives who are also nurses retain their professional qualifications

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