How are terms accredited?
Prevocational trainees can only work in terms accredited or provisionally accredited 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 Prevocational Accreditation Committee (PAC) or out of session by the PAC Chair.
Survey teams cannot accredit 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 term description.
The submission of new and revised terms is now managed through the Prevocational Medical Education Program (PMAP). 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 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 Quick Guide of Terms to create a new or revised term. Complete all fields using the following resources:
- Accreditation Procedure (refer to pages 20 - 31)
- Guide to Completing the NSW Prevocational Training Term Description template (this is to be used as a guide to provide the relevant information for each section)
Step 3 - Submit to HETI for review via PMAP.
Step 4 - The new or revised term description will be sent to your Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will review the term on PMAP and liaise with you about any changes or clarifications required (refer to the Contact Us page for details of the Program Coordinator for your network).
Step 5 - The PAC will decide on whether the term description will be provisionally accredited OR the PAC Chair may review the term out of session.
Please note: When a new or revised term is provisionally accredited, the term will remain provisional until the Provider's next prevocational accreditation survey. A term cannot be accredited unless the term has been in use 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 will finalise the term on PMAP.