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Nursing Competency Assessment Testing Service - Candidate Preparation Information

Overview

At a glance

Designed to be both comprehensive and flexible, the Nursing Competency Assessment Testing Service (NCATS) is aligned with real-world clinical experience to ensure you demonstrate your best abilities in a familiar environment.

Delivery Mode On-campus
Availability CQUniversity Rockhampton, North
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

You will be required to complete a one hour pre-reading module prior to attending the practical assessment.

Details

Course Summary

Referred to undertake the Nursing Competency Assessment Testing Service (NCATS) by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), NCATS is also utilised by CQUniversity's School of Nursing and Midwifery for performance issues raised with a current nursing student as well as industry for staff assessments.

You will be assessed in a familar environment. For example, if your most recent area of clinical practice is aged care, your testing scenarios will reflect contemporary best practice in that health care delivery setting.

As part of the assessment process, you will need to familarise yourself the competency testing process, how to prepare and what items you will need to bring.

The pre-reading modules contain information that will cover:

  • competency assessment location and procedure
  • expected time of assessment
  • testing knowledge against the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Competency Domains
  • equipment and dress requirements
  • confidentiality and disclosure information
  • reporting requirements.

Resources Required

You will be advised of resources required as part of the pre-reading modules.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required for completion of this course.

Program Structure

You will be required to complete a one hour pre-reading module prior to attending the practical assessment.

How to Apply

Enrolment

To enrol in this short course, please contact professionalhealth@cqu.edu.au.