The Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT) has been developed to assess practice in authentic situations and work place settings. It is a user friendly tool that can be used to assess the performance of nursing students or graduates in practice. The tool is based on the standards defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The scores for the items in the tool are determined by observed behaviours. It has been developed to assist consistency for nurses who are required to assess student and/or graduate performance in the practice setting.

There is now provision for feedback recorded on the Clinical Placement Assessment Tool to be in a different format for formative and summative assessment. The changes are in keeping with feedback from assessors who have been using the tool. The changes are also congruent with good educational practice. These different forms of the tool are found on the Clinical Placement Assessment Tool page.

Clinical Placement Assessment Tool

This tool is freely available. Download a .pdf of the clinical placement assessment tool (including behavioural cues)


Assessment Manual

Download a .pdf of the Assessment Manual that guides you through best use of the tool



Information about the development of the tool and resources to assist you.



See developments regarding modifications and implementation of the tool.


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