To maintain competency and remain an approved interRAI assessor, you need to:
- maintain an annual practicing certificate for your healthcare profession
- complete an assessment every 6 months, with a minimum of 2 assessments to be completed in a year to national standards
- complete annual methodology exams
- If selected, successfully complete a quality review of an assessment
- If applicable, comply with any additional local competency requirements.
Our evaluation system will send you automated reminders emails 30 days and 5 days before your evaluations are due.
Once you pass, you receive a certificate which you can print off for your professional development file.
You can take up to three attempts for each evaluation. If you have been unsuccessful on your second attempt, complete and save your third attempt and then contact interRAI@tas.health.nz who will arrange for an educator to review the evaluation and support you with your learning.
You may be selected for Quality Review
As part of supporting interRAI assessors to maintain their competency, interRAI Education and Support Services make use of the Data Consistency reports to identify assessors who might need some more guidance to complete a quality assessment. An educator completes a quality review and provides the assessor with written feedback for their learning. They ensure the assessor’s annual online exams are up to date and offer other support, such as skills booster sessions, all as part of this process.
Lapsed assessors are also provided with this support to demonstrate competency. However, if they have not completed interRAI assessments and competency activities for 3 years, they are asked to re-train.
If you don't maintain competency
Assessors who do not maintain competency will have reduced access to interRAI assessments in the Momentum software. This means they can access records but not complete assessments. This measure is to ensure the quality of interRAI data and best outcomes for those assessed.
Please refer to the document below for details about interRAI assessor competency requirements and reasons why access may be reduced.