Our new Training Provider Accreditation Program will come into effect for all training settings offering Basic Training from 1 January 2021.
All training settings offering Basic Training will come under a new 4-year accreditation cycle. Training settings will be informed about the timing of their next accreditation review.
Training settings should now review their practices and, if required, modify them to align with the new Training Provider Standards (PDF). We recommend that training settings start preparing for the new accreditation program by:
- looking at the Standards and identifying gaps within their training
- establish when and how to make the changes necessary to move towards the new Standards
Training provider accreditation promotes the delivery of quality training, which results in competent physicians who provide high quality patient care.
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) require the RACP to maintain standards of workplace training. We achieve this through our Training Provider Accreditation Program, which provides a framework for the assessment and recognition of training providers.
In 2018, the RACP released the Training Provider Accreditation Program (PDF) including the Training Provider Standards (PDF) and Training Network Principles (PDF).
Supporting the Standards, we have developed accreditation requirements unique to Adult Internal Medicine (PDF) and Paediatrics & Child Health (PDF) Basic Training programs. These requirements are actions which need to be addressed by a training setting offering a Basic Training Program.
Our goal is to provide workplace training that develops highly-skilled physicians who can work independently to deliver safe and effective healthcare to patients, now and in the future.
Our current objective is to design and implement a coordinated accreditation program that assesses rotations, Training Programs, Training Settings and Training Networks against a new set of accreditation standards.
Our longer-term vision is Outcome Accreditation, which will measure the delivery of learning outcomes objectively. Outcome Accreditation is different from the our current accreditation model and requires a phased implementation approach over several years.
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