Accreditation Standards and Procedures
The AMC is the accreditation authority for the medical profession under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). Accreditation standard, for a health profession, means a standard used to assess whether a program of study, and the education provider that provides the program of study, provide persons who complete the program with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary to practise the profession in Australia.
The AMC develops accreditation standards for medical programs and their education providers. The Medical Board of Australia approves accreditation standards for the medical profession.
The AMC uses accreditation standards to assess medical programs for accreditation. The AMC also uses the standards in monitoring accredited programs and providers.
The AMC develops standards for all phases of medical training and education. The standards follow similar structure and formatting, but are customised to the requirements of the stage of training and education.
The AMC reviews the standards regularly. It takes account of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s Procedures for Development of Accreditation Standards, and the objectives and guiding principles in the National Law. The AMC also considers other relevant Australian standards (such as those for the other regulated health professions, and the Higher Education Threshold Standards) as well as international standards for medical education and training.
When it is reviewing standards, the AMC places notices about the phase of the review and consultations underway on this page.
Primary medical education
Specialist medical education and training
Specialist medical programs
Prevocational standards accreditation
Intern training authorities
Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interviews (PESCI)
Workplace based assessment
Recognition of medical specialties
Code of conduct for accreditation processes