Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference of the Postgraduate Medical Council

  1. To provide a leadership role in pre-vocational medical education and training in Western Australia.
  2. To provide expert advice to the Minister for Health and the Department of Health Western Australia on pre-vocational medical education and training, accreditation of medical training positions and pre-vocational medical workforce issues. Identify, evaluate, monitor and promote medical education and training programs, and resources for pre-vocational medical officers and other non-vocational doctors in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  3. To undertake the accreditation and monitoring of medical pre-vocational training positions, the Medical training /units and facilities that support pre-vocational training positions to ensure they meet national and State standards.
  4. To notify the Medical Board of Western Australia of the Council’s recommendations for accredited postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) training positions.
  5. To establish and maintain linkages to promote communication with education providers from medical undergraduate to vocational training and continuing medical education, in particular, to foster greater sharing of expertise, information and a continuum of learning.
  6. To establish, maintain and promote partnerships with the Medical Board of Western Australia, other State/Territory Postgraduate Councils, the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils, the Medical Training Review Panel, the Australian Medical Council, a Western Australian junior medical officer’s forum and other relevant organisations /associations/committees.
  7. To monitor and advise on the supply, distribution and demand for pre-vocational medical officers and other non-vocational doctors in Western Australia.
  8. To promote, undertake and/or contribute to health services research regarding pre-vocational medical officers and other non-vocational doctors’ education and training, accreditation and workforce issues.
  9. To advocate on behalf of prevocational trainees on matters that impact on health and welfare of pre-vocational medical officers, including matters relevant to safety and quality.