Peer & Practice Assessment

Peer and Practice Assessments are objective reviews of your knowledge and performance to ensure you’re providing safe, ethical and competent care. They can help you improve your practice by giving you the opportunity to meet and discuss professional issues with a peer through a supportive, transparent and educational process. The goal of the College-trained assessors is to provide a positive learning experience relevant to your practice.

Before the assessment

Each year, the College randomly selects up to 20% of Registrants who hold a General certificate of registration to participate in a Peer and Practice Assessment. If you’re selected, we will notify you in writing and send you a pre-assessment questionnaire that includes questions related to your practice such as size, patient population or authorised acts.

Once an assessor is appointed, you will be notified and sent a comprehensive Peer and Practice Assessment instruction package. The assessor will contact you to arrange an appropriate date and time for the review. You will have six months from the selection date to complete the assessment. You may need to notify your employer (if applicable) that an assessor will conduct a review at your office.

During the assessment

The Peer and Practice Assessment should take approximately 3–4 hours and may include:

  • an initial meeting;
  • Patient Chart Review;
  • Premises Review;
  • Professional Portfolio Review;
  • Chart Stimulated Recall; and
  • Review of Competencies, Standards, Policies and Guidelines.

After the assessment

Afterwards, your assessor will provide you with an overview of the assessment report to be submitted to the College. You will have the chance to discuss any issues or clarify any information and the College will send you a copy of the final report.

Below you will find links to download handbooks and worksheet.

Peer & Practice Assessment Handbook

Pre-Assessment Information and Declaration of a Conflict of Interest

Chart Review Worksheet

Chart Stimulated Recall Worksheet

Premises Review Worksheet

Professional Portfolio Worksheet

Standard of Practice Review Worksheet

Assessor Report

Peer & Practice Assessment Extension Request Form

Registrant Feedback Form

Patient Files Review Worksheet

Post-assessment Modifications to Practice