GovernancePlus was established as a partnership in 2008. On the 1st July 2016 the trading name was transferred to Quality Systems and Assurance Services Pty Ltd T/A GovernancePlus.

Throughout this time the vision and mission of GovernancePlus has been to improve patient safety outcomes through use of evidence based best practice standards across all sectors of the health care industry. This is achieved through providing practical advice, support, tools and education that helps to deliver sustainable patient safety outcomes and to meet mandatory accreditation requirements.

This support is now being extended to community services and general practice.

Our Approach to Meeting Industry Needs

We use a collaborative partnership model where your success is our success. Since 2012 we have supported many clients across Australia to achieve successful accreditation/certification and we continue to support many of our clients through our partnership model of service.

Consultants are highly skilled health professionals with experience across all industry sectors.

GovernancePlus clients have access to an online learning portal (MyLearningPlus) which has been designed to assist organisations with their mandatory education requirements linked to the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards. Health professionals across Australia and New Zealand are currently registered with MyLearningPlus. Some modules have been endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing for professional development hours. For further information go to http://mylearningplus.com or info@mylearningplus.com.

We also provide workshops and face to face education on an as required basis working in partnership with clients to ensure the education is targeted to needs. One of the most popular workshops has been on Clinical Handover and Mapping all Points of Handover.

To ensure we maintain currency of knowledge professional relationships with the following organisations are in place.

  • Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care
  • Australian College of Health Service Managers
  • Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
  • Australian Organisation for Quality
  • Australian Hospitals and Healthcare Association
  • Day Hospitals Australia
  • Governance Institute of Australia

  The GovernancePlus profile is also detailed on LinkedIn which is used to update activities and events.

Service Capability

Access to specialist services is available for the following areas

  • Design advice for new facility builds including licensing and interim accreditation
  • Health fund contracts and 2nd tier funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control risk assessments
  • Specialist reviews of clinical and corporate systems

Community Support

We support community and not for profit organisations through donations.

Commitment to continuous improvement

GovernancePlus has been awarded the 2017 Western Australian Gold Award for Business Excellence in the Micro Business category. To receive this Gold Award, we were assessed as having a role-model organisational management system.

This builds on achieving the 2015 Western Australia and Australian Gold Foundation Award for Entrepreneurial/ Start-Up Management Excellence.

These prestigious awards are an external validation of the quality of our management systems.

GovernancePlus has now also achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2017 for its Quality Management Systems through DNV-GL. This significant milestone completes a commitment to demonstrating that the quality management systems used by GovernancePlus meet the same standards as expected of clients.

Values and Mission

Our vision is to support patient safety improvements through our pre survey accreditation/certification, specialist system reviews and education programs.

Our mission is to work in partnership with health care organisations and health professionals to implement and sustain best practice patient safety, quality and risk management systems.

Improving patient, community and residential care systems, professional development of health care professionals and business sustainability is integral to the success of GovernancePlus.

Contact us

Sandy Thomson 0407008289


We welcome any feedback on our services.
Contact info@governanceplus.com.au