How are terms accredited?

Prevocational trainees can only work in terms accredited or provisionally accredited by PAC. Accredited terms are assigned with a HETI term identifier number after accreditation by PAC.

The Medical Board of Australia may consider non accredited terms completed by a provisionally registered PGY1 trainee as not counting towards general registration.

New and revised terms can only be accredited by the PAC or out of session by the Chair.

Survey teams cannot approve new or revised terms. The survey team’s role is to establish that a term is delivering the education, training and supervision outlined in the accredited term description.

The submission of new and revised terms is now managed through the Prevocational Medical Education Program (PMAP). This online format to submit terms is similar to the paper-based term description template previously used. Access to PMAP is given to providers by HETI staff. The PMAP Quick Guide of Terms has been developed to assist users to submit terms using the online system.

The following steps will assist Providers to get new terms accredited.

Step 1 - Log in to PMAP and follow the prompts to Provider's home page.

Step 2 - Use the PMAP Quick Guide of Terms to create a new or revised term. Complete all fields using the following resources:

Step 3 -  Submit for HETI review. The completed or revised term description will be sent to your Program Coordinator via PMAP (refer to the Contact Us page for details of your network Coordinator).

Step 4  - HETI Staff will review the term on PMAP and liaise with the Provider about any changes or clarifications required.

Step 5 - The PAC considers the term description for provisional accreditation OR the PAC Chair considers the term out of session for provisional accreditation.

Please note: When a new or amended term is approved by the Committee, the term becomes provisionally accredited. These terms will remain provisional until the Provider's next prevocational accreditation survey. A term cannot be considered for accredited status until the term has been filled by JMOs for a minimum of three terms.

Step 6 - HETI will inform the Provider of the PAC’s accreditation decision in writing and will finalise the term on PMAP.

How are terms accredited