HETI accreditation process

New Providers

Hospitals and other health care facilities who would like to become accredited to train Prevocational Trainees need to meet the Prevocational Education and Training Accreditation Standards.

Pre Survey

Six months prior to the survey HETI will contact the General Manager (or equivalent) of the Provider to inform them of the upcoming survey, confirm a date, and request the Pre-Survey documentation. The following documentation is required:

At Survey

At the survey, the survey team will conduct confidential interviews, tour the Provider facilities, including any facilities where offsite terms are located. The survey team may request further documentation or meetings if more information is required. At the end of the survey, the survey team will discuss the preliminary findings with the executive staff.

After Survey

The survey team will submit the finalised report to the Prevocational Accreditation Committee (PAC). The team leader will present the survey report to the PAC for discussion. The PAC will decide the length of accreditation and any conditions on the Providers' accreditation.


Providers are classified as a Five Term Home Hospital, Three Term Home Hospital, Rotation Hospital or Offsite Term. This ensures that prevocational trainees receive a balanced mix of clinical experience and a variety of training opportunities. Providers must comply with their classification criteria.

Surveyor Management and Survey Team Composition Procedure

HETI has developed this procedure to provide consistency and transparency in the management of surveyors and in the composition of survey teams.