The Australian Medical Council is an organisation whose work impacts across the lands of Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Medical Council acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Australians and the Māori People as the tangata whenua (Indigenous) Peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We recognise them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.
We pay our respects to them and to their Elders, both past, present and emerging, and we recognise their enduring connection to the lands we live and work on, and honour their ongoing connection to those lands, its waters and sky.
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 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). It develops accreditation standards for medical programs and their education providers, with these standards being approved by the Medical Board of Australia.
The AMC develops standards for all phases of medical training and education. The standards follow similar structure and formatting but are customised to the specific requirements of each stage.
The AMC uses the approved accreditation standards to assess medical programs for accreditation, and to undertake monitoring of accredited programs and providers.
View the current accreditation standards and processes below.
The AMC Code of Conduct outlines the expectations of all those involved in the accreditation process and applies to all accreditation-related activities. The AMC includes information about the Code of Conduct in its regular accreditation training.
The AMC regularly reviews the accreditation standards. In these reviews it takes account of the:
Revised Standards in effect from 1 January 2024 Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs 2024
Outcome (capability) statements Outcome (Capability) Statements for Cosmetic Surgery Programs of Study
Standards and outcome (capability) statements combined Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Cosmetic Surgery Programs of Study and Outcome (Capability) Statements for Cosmetic Surgery Programs of Study
Procedures Procedures for assessment and accreditation of intern training accreditation authorities by the Australian Medical Council
Revised Domains to be implemented from 2024 Domains for assessing and accrediting prevocational training accreditation authorities
Revised Procedures to be implemented from 2024 Procedures for assessing and accrediting prevocational training accreditation authorities