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 Cameron Maxwell – Anaesthetics Fellow, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
DEPUTY CHAIR: Dr Belinda Doherty, Director of Medical Services, Shoalhaven LHD
Emma Baldock, Consumer representative
Dr Ava Carter, Junior doctor representative; Senior Psychiatry Registrar, The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Dr Christopher Dickie, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Eilidh Gilritchie, Junior Medical Officer representative; GP registrar, Queensland
Dr Duncan MacKinnon, GP supervisor, External accreditation advisor
Dr James Miller, Junior Medical Officer representative
Dr Farah Sethna, Staff specialist, The Canberra Hospital
Dr Diana Tracy, External accreditation advisor
Accreditation Committee TOR
Accreditation policies, resources and forms
In 2023, the Australian Medical Council is completing its review of the National Prevocational Framework. The CRMEC is undertaking a comprehensive review of procedures throughout 2023 to prepare for the new National Framework that will be introduced in 2024. Please contact the CRMEC Director if you have a specific query regarding accreditation processes.
Note: policies are currently being updated for consistency with incoming National Prevocational Training Framework, 2024.
- 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 (Please request from CRMEC for your proviso)
- Term Description Template
- Term Description Template for General Practice
- Australian Curriculum Framework
- Term Description Summary of Changes
Accredited Training Terms
South East Regional Hospital (Bega)
South East Regional Hospital was awarded a four year accreditation in March 2023. The CRMEC and HETI accreditation survey team visited the hospital in April 2026.
North Canberra Hospital
North Canberra Hospital was visited by a survey team in April 2022 and awarded four year accreditation. A Compliance visit was conducted in May 2023. The CRMEC accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in April 2026.
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 2024.
Moruya Hospital was awarded a four year accreditation in June 2023. The CRMEC and HETI accreditation survey team will visit the hospital in May 2027.
Goulburn Base Hospital was awarded four year accreditation in September 2022. The hospital is due to be reaccredited by CRMEC and HETI in September 2026
In the spirit of reconciliation the CRMEC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.