Mandatory training is training that employees and contractors must complete if they work for NSW Health.
Completing your mandatory training helps you to keep the workplace safe and meet your responsibilities as a NSW Health employee.
The Statewide mandatory training framework has been developed to clearly identify and standardise mandatory training requirements for NSW Health staff. The framework identifies training that is either:
- a statutory/legislative requirement
- a requirement of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS); and/or
- a Ministry of Health Policy Directive.
Requirement for Mandatory Training is reviewed on an ongoing basis by the NSW Health Mandatory Training Standing Committee (MTSC).
PD2016_048 Mandatory Training - Criteria for Approval as a NSW Health Requirement provides the governance for NSW Health mandatory training requirements.
You are required to complete mandatory training as part of your NSW Health employment responsibilities. The number of training modules you need to complete depends on your role and where you work.
The majority of the mandatory training requirements only need to be completed once. These are usually completed during your orientation or induction with NSW Health. You may also be allocated training that needs to be completed at set periods i.e. annually, every 3 or 5 years.
All the training that you complete through My Health Learning is recorded on your ‘My Learning’ page. This means that if you change jobs within NSW Health or work in more than one facility you don’t have to repeat ‘Once Only’ training.