How terms are accredited

Prevocational trainees can only work in terms accredited or provisionally accredited by the Prevocational Accreditation Committee (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 Prevocational Accreditation Committee (PAC) or out of session by the PAC Chair.

New and revised terms can only be accredited by the PAC. All terms must ensure the safety of both patients and prevocational trainees by providing appropriate levels of supervision, workload, hours and clinical practice suitable to the skills of the prevocational trainees performing them.

The submission of new and revised terms is now managed through the Prevocational Medical Education Program (PMAP). Access to PMAP is given to Prevocational Training Providers (providers) by HETI staff. The PMAP - Guide for Hospitals Uploading Terms has been developed to assist users to submit terms using the online system.

The following steps will assist providers to submit new or revised term descriptions:

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

Step 2 - Use the 'PMAP - Guide for Hospitals Uploading Terms' to create a new term description or to revise an existing term description. Complete all fields using the following resources as guides:

Step 3 - Submit to HETI for review via PMAP.

Step 4 - The new or revised term description will be sent to the appropriate Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will review the term description on PMAP and liaise with the provider about any changes or clarifications required (refer to the Contact Us page for details of the Program Coordinator for the network).

Step 5 - The PAC will decide on whether the term description will be provisionally accredited.

Please note: When a new or revised term description is provisionally accredited, the term will remain provisional until the provider's next accreditation survey. A term cannot be accredited unless the term has been filled for a minimum of three terms prior to an accreditation survey.

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

How are terms accredited