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About HETI

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) supports education and training for excellent health care across the NSW Health system.

HETI’s Vision: Where innovation drives excellence in education and training for improved health outcomes

HETI’s Purpose: ‘Working with health partners to develop contemporary and responsive health education and training to enable a world class workforce’

HETI promotes education and training that:

  • supports safe, high quality, multi-disciplinary, team-based, patient-centred care
  • meets service delivery needs and operational requirements; and
  • enhances workforce skills, flexibility and productivity.

HETI began operations on 2 April 2012 as a Statutory Health Corporation following a Ministerial Review of Future Governance for NSW Health. It builds on the work of predecessor organisations: the Clinical Education and Training Institute (CETI), the NSW Institute of Medical Education and Training (IMET) and the NSW Institute of Rural Clinical Services and Teaching (IRCST) On the 1 January 2017 the former NSW Institute of Psychiatry merged with HETI and HETI added Higher Education courses to the array of its services.


HETI's functions

HETI’s main functions are to:

  • design, commission, conduct, coordinate and evaluate education and training for patient care, administrative and support services
  • take the lead role in NSW Health for the design, commissioning, conduct, coordination and evaluation of leadership and management development
  • support reform to improve workforce capacity and the quality of clinical and non-clinical training
  • develop, coordinate, oversee and evaluate education and training networks, ensuring they support service delivery needs and meet operational requirements.

Strategic planning

You can download or read the HETI Strategic Plan 2015-17  or visit this page for more information about the plan.

For details of the Health Education and Training Institute and higher education, please read the HETI Higher Education Strategic Plan 2016-2018.