The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), on behalf of NSW Health, has become an accredited Higher Education Provider. This will enable NSW Health, through HETI, to respond to emerging health workforce needs and help to ensure the provision of evidenced based, patient centred care.
HETI was registered as a higher education provider by the national regulator for higher education, the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), in October 2016. HETI has been granted the maximum registration period of seven years, and the courses embedded in the two new frameworks have similarly been accredited for seven years. This is a tremendous achievement, strengthening the workforce capability across the NSW Health system and beyond. This came at the final stage of the NSW Institute of Psychiatry’s (NSWIOP) transition to becoming the Mental Health Portfolio of HETI, which was finalised 1 January 2017.
NSWIOP has extensive experience and long standing history as a mental health higher education provider. The transition to HETI and registration of HETI as a Higher Education Provider has enabled the development of two exciting inaugural frameworks for Psychiatric Medicine and Applied Mental Health Studies.
HETI Higher Education has developed a strategic plan for its new Higher Education operations. This will see HETI established as a recognised Higher Education Provider delivering high-quality, contemporary higher education responsive to the needs of NSW Health and beyond.
The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) supports education and training for excellence in health care across the NSW Health system.
HETI's mission is to improve the health of NSW and the working lives of NSW Health staff through education and training.
To do this, it works closely with Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks, other public health organisations and health education and training providers.
HETI ensures that education and training:
- support safe, high quality, multi-disciplinary, team based, patient centred care
- meet service delivery needs and operational requirements, and
- enhance workforce skills, flexibility and productivity