Interested in Becoming an Accreditation Surveyor?

Are you passionate about prevocational medical education? Ever wondered what the standards are that health services must abide by to employ interns? Do you want a behind the scenes view of how prevocational medical education works in our health services?

An accreditation surveyor is a volunteer working with the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA) to conduct accreditation surveys of health services employing interns and residents. A surveyor is part of a survey team, consisting of two or three surveyors, who interview key personnel in prevocational medical education at each health service.

How do I apply to be a surveyor?

If you are interested in becoming a surveyor:

  1. Email with the information outlined below,
    • Name
    • Current work
    • Work history (max 3-4 dot points only)
    • Experience in prevocational medical education
    • Accreditation/audit experience if any (max 3-4 dot points only) NB: previous experience not required
    • Your availability
  2. Complete the conflict of interest declaration
  3. Complete the confidentiality document and
  4. Review the information below.   

If you have any other questions please email  

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Health services employing interns and residents are required to demonstrate they offer sufficient experience, education, training, supervision, assessment, evaluation, support, and a safe working environment, to enable prevocational doctors to meet the objectives of their training program. Accreditation surveys are formal evaluations to assess the health site against standards and guidelines to confirm they offer all aspects to their interns and residents.