The Accreditation Committee is accountable to the Canberra Region Medical Education Council (CRMEC) for the development of standards and accreditation of training positions and institutions.
The functions of the Accreditation Committee are to:
Provide expert advice to the CRMEC on matters relating to accreditation of prevocational medical training and undertake accreditation and monitoring of prevocational trainee medical posts, clinical units, facilities and networks with the ACT Network
Development of processes, guidelines and standards for postgraduate medical training accreditation which are consistent with the national accreditation guidelines and frameworks
Assessment of applications for accreditation of positions against current standards by document review and site visits as appropriate
Advise the ACT Board of the Medical Board of Australia on the institutional requirements for intern training
Accreditation Committee Members
CHAIR: Dr Jamie Christie, Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
DEPUTY CHAIR: Dr Cameron Maxwell – Senior resident, The Canberra Hospital
Dr Ava Carter, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Rob Griffin, External accreditation consultant
Dr Nick Holt, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Farah Sethna, Staff specialist, The Canberra Hospital
Dr Mechelle Smith Senior Staff Specialist, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Dr George Zhang, Junior Medical Officer representative
Consumer representative, currently vacant
Accreditation Committee TOR
Accreditation policies, resources and forms
In June 2020 the CRMEC completed a comprehensive review of procedures and endorsed adoption of a four-year accreditation cycle. All policies and procedures are currently being reviewed and updated to reflect this change. Please contact the CRMEC Manager if you have a specific query regarding Accreditation procedures.
- Full CRMEC Policy Manual 2020 (Coming Soon)
- Policy 01: CRMEC Terms of Reference
- Policy 02: Accreditation Committee Terms of Reference
- Policy 03: Education Committee Terms of Reference
- Policy 04: Conflict of Interest
- Policy 05: Glossary of Terms
- Policy 06: CRMEC Standards
- Policy 07: Accreditation
- Policy 08: Planning an Accreditation Visit
- Policy 09: Accrediting a Full Facility
- Policy 10: Accrediting New Training Terms
- Policy 11: Change of Circumstance
- Policy 12: Core Term Requirements
- Policy 13: Developing a Term Description
- Policy 14: Communication with Junior Doctors
- Policy 15: Selection of Surveyors
- Policy 16: Accreditation Visit Observers
- Policy 17: Annual Reporting
- Policy 18: Proviso Reporting
- Policy 19: Appealing a Decision
- Policy 20: Responding to Concerns
- Accreditation Fact Sheet
- JMO Supervision Guide (old version, new version in review)
- Accreditation Surveyor Guide (old version, new version in review)
Accreditation submissions, proviso reports and annual report templates are facility-specific. Please contact the CRMEC manager to discuss accreditation submissions and annual reporting requirements or for report templates for outstanding provisos.
- Change of Circumstance Coversheet
- New Term Application Form Proviso Report form
- Term Description Template
- Term Description Template for General Practice
- Australian Curriculum Framework
- Term Description Summary of Changes
Upcoming CRMEC Accreditation Committee Meetings
17 March 2021
5.30 – 7.00pm
26 May 2021
5:30 – 7:00pm
01 September 2021
5:30 – 7:00pm
17 November 2021
5:30 – 7:00pm
Accredited Training Terms
South East Regional Hospital (Bega)
South East Regional Hospital was awarded a three year accreditation in September 2018.
Following extensions associated with COVID-19 and adoption by the CRMEC of a four-year accreditation cycle, the hospital was granted an accreditation extension to September 2022. The CRMEC and HETI accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in June 2022.
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce was visited by a survey team in October 2018 and awarded three year accreditation. Following extensions associated with COVID-19 and adoption by the CRMEC of a four-year accreditation cycle, the hospital was granted an accreditation extension to July 2022. The CRMEC accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in April 2022.
Canberra Health Services
Canberra Health Services was awarded a three year accreditation in September 2017. Following an application for extension in light of COVID-19, the hospital was awarded a 12-month extension of accreditation and is due to be re-accredited by CRMEC before September 2021. The CRMEC accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in July 2021.
Goulburn Base Hospital
Goulburn Base Hospital was awarded four year accreditation in May 2020.
The hospital is due to be reaccredited by CRMEC and HETI in May 2024.
Moruya Hospital was awarded 3 year accreditation in 2019. Following extensions associated with COVID-19 and adoption by the CRMEC of a four-year accreditation cycle, the hospital was granted an accreditation extension to July 2023. The CRMEC and HETI accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in April 2023.