Welcome to the Australian National Placement Evaluation Centre. The centre is currently collecting evaluations of nursing and midwifery clinical placements (university level) and will soon collect evaluations from Enrolled Nurse students. Reports from other health professions will be included in the future.
If you are a Dean/Head of School of an Australian university providing nursing and midwifery education, you can designate staff member(s) to distribute surveys and gain access to evaluation outcomes. Designated staff should then watch the video below relating to the centre and how to register.
If you are a university industry partner and wish to be involved in the evaluation process, watch the video below relating to the centre and how to register.
If you would like to view the data collection forms e.g. the Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) click on the ‘Rating Tool’ tab above. If you would like access to all or elements of the national data set complete the ‘Data request form’ found at the bottom of this page.
An introduction to NPEC and the membership process
Educational institutions involved
Healthcare institutions involved
Clinical placement evaluation tools
Access the PDF/paper-based clinical placement rating tools
Pre-registration nursing and midwifery students’ placement experiences vary across Australia with both positive and less than optimal experience outcomes. In line with recent reviews of education it is essential that a nationally consistent approach to understanding and measuring the quality of clinical placements is commenced. Funded by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council anmac.org.au and the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (CDNM) (Australia and New Zealand) the National Placement Evaluation Centre (NPEC) is owned by Health Education Services Australia hesa.com.au. HESA is the educational subsidiary for ANMAC.
We anticipate that a national trial of the Centre will commence in April 2022. In the meantime rating tool and educational resources are available for download.
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(NB: the use of the word ‘educator’ in this proposal encompasses the role of nurse mentor / facilitator / supervisor which depending on the model may be a tertiary or organisational based position).
Funders and University Partners
(A full list of all university and industry partners is available on request)