The Accreditation and Standards Committee is accountable to the Postgraduate Medical Council for the development of standards and accreditation of training positions and institutions. The Terms of Reference for the Accreditation and Standards Committee are as follows.
- To inform, advise and implement the work of the Council in the area of the development of standards and the accreditation of training positions.
- Accredit prevocational training positions that meet National and State standards.
- Develop and implement accreditation standards and guidelines for prevocational education and training in Western Australia, to ensure that all prevocational positions offer sufficient experience, education, training, supervision, assessment and feedback to enable the junior medical officer to meet national and State objectives and prepare them for vocational training.
- Oversee the further development and implementation of an accreditation process, including the recruitment, training and management of accreditation surveyors and implementation of periodic reviews.
- Report to the Council on the outcomes of the accreditation reviews.
- Assist hospitals in ensuring that the postgraduate year one medical officer (PGY1) has completed all necessary requirements to enable recommendation to the Medical Board of Australia for general registration as a medical practitioner.
- Advise the Council on issues that effect the development of standards and accreditation of prevocational training positions.
- Promote and/or undertake projects/research related to the development of standards and the accreditation of prevocational training positions.
The Accreditation and Standards Committee meets every six to eight weeks. For further details of when the Accreditation and Standards Committee will next meet, download the PMCWA calendar (PDF 301KB).