Root Cause Analysis training

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a method of investigating incidents. The purpose of a Root Cause Analysis investigation is to identify system issues that contributed to or resulted in the incident occurring and to provide recommendations for measures to prevent a reoccurrence of a similar incident. 

For further information on RCA training contact contact your Local Health Network Safety and Quality / Clinical Governance Unit.

Training components

The RCA training consists of:

  • completion of five Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Open School Modules prior to attending the training session
  • background reading and the completion of RCA Pre training practical exercises
  • attendance at a half-day training session, conducted on-site at the Local Health Networks in small groups (six to 20)
  • completion of the post training workbook, which enable’s participants to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts presented during training.


Clinical Governance Unit, Department for Health and Wellbeing
Senior Project Officer
Telephone: (08) 8226 6035