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
ACTING CHAIR: Dr Belinda Doherty, CRMEC
DEPUTY CHAIR: Dr Cameron Maxwell – Anesthetics Fellow, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Emma Baldock, Consumer representative
Dr Ava Carter, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Christopher Dickie, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Eilidh Gilritchie, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Rob Griffin, External accreditation consultant
Dr Nick Holt, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Kirsty Rady, Staff specialist, The Canberra Hospital
Dr Farah Sethna, Staff specialist, The Canberra Hospital
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.
- 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
- Policy 21: Webconferencing
- 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 (Please request from CRMEC for your proviso)
- Term Description Template
- Term Description Template for General Practice
- Australian Curriculum Framework
- Term Description Summary of Changes
2021 CRMEC Accreditation Committee meeting dates
25 May 2022
5:30 – 7:00pm
07 September 2022
5:30 – 7:00pm
30 November 2022
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 four year accreditation in September 2021. The CRMEC accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in July 2025.
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.
Cooma Hospital was awarded provisional accreditation in December 2021. The CRMEC and HETI accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in September 2022 to complete a full accreditation visit of the new prevocational education and training program.
In the spirit of reconciliation the CRMEC acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.