Accreditation

The Accreditation program administered by the Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council (NTPMC) aims to:

  1. Ensure support and development of education and training for Interns which enables them to meet high standards of safe practice with respect to patient and practitioner, clinical skills and professional confidence, and become eligible for full registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA)

  2. Ensure that the best possible environment exists to develop, evaluate and maintain the organisational processes that ensure excellence in the training of prevocational doctors

  3. Provide a common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse organisations which train junior doctors, in order to encourage communication and sharing of experiences

  4. Promote links between the educational processes occurring at the undergraduate level with that at the prevocational level

  5. Provide the community with a process of external validation of prevocational education programs

  6. Provide assistance to facilities by identifying for them, the strengths and weaknesses of their prevocational education programs

To achieve this, NTPMC works in partnership with training facilities and provides independent assurance of the quality of training sites and training posts available for training and education of prevocational doctors, using Accreditation Standards designed to encourage and support Facilities in continually improving the orientation, supervision, education, assessment and welfare of Junior Doctors.

The NT Board of the Medical Board of Australia requires that all prevocational posts are assessed and accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the Postgraduate Medical Council. The current accreditation status of Northern Territory prevocational training facilities is provided under the tab for Accreditation.

The NT Accreditation Standards and other relevant documents, proformas, forms and Facility Handbook can be found under this tab also.