What you Need to Know

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) has developed a new National Framework for Prevocational Medical Training (the Framework) that will be implemented in 2024. Information below has been summarised and tailored for supervisors only. Refer to the Australian Medical Council to obtain further information about the Framework.

AMC’s new Framework has been developed with the following key aims:

  • Align with the community needs
  • Strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Increase focus on clinical work
  • Longitudinal approach
  • Provide broad generalist experiences
  • Increase emphasis on wellbeing
  • Improve national consistency

AND …  Improve Supervision and Feedback

New Requirements for PGY1 and PGY2

Although the Framework covers both PGY1 and PGY2, general registration still occurs after PGY1 for those that have successfully completed the PGY1 requirements. PGY2 requirements will be implemented from 2025 onwards.

Learn about the new PGY1 Requirements here

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and locums are not included in the Framework requirements. 

New Accreditation Standards, Same Process

As you would be aware, all WA terms that PGY1 (interns) and residents work in need to be accredited by PMCWA. There are new standards as part of the rollout of AMC’s Framework, with some applicable to the health service as a whole and others to the specific term. Further information about the standards can be found here. Refer here for what you need to do as a supervisor to comply with these term specific standards.

What Else is New:

  • Outcome Statements: New outcome statements with an increased focus on Aboriginal health (view the outcome statements as part of the new Term Assessment Form
  • Term Supervisor: Each term is required to have a nominated Term Supervisor. This is a new requirement with some additional responsibilities. Refer to the PMCWA Supervision Guidelines for more information.
  • Term Description: All terms are required to have a Term Description form which describes the term. The information contained in these forms is very important as it stipulates what the term is accredited for in terms of clinical work, supervision, education and more. Click here to view the Term Description template with instructions). Please contact your Medical Education Unit or Head of Department to obtain the Term Description for your current term.

New in 2025:

  • Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) will be implemented in 2025 to provide additional information about the PGY1 and PGY2 clinical performance.
  • E-portfolio: A national e-portfolio will be implemented in 2025 to capture the clinical experience, assessment and training information for every PGY1 and PGY2.