The Prevocational Medical Assurance Services (PMAS) is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as the prevocational training accreditation authority. PMAS's prevocational accreditation program implements and monitors national standards and requirements for prevocational (PGY1 and PGY2) training programs and terms. The Prevocational Accreditation Committee undertakes the regulatory function of prevocational training program and term accreditation for prevocational medical education, training and supervision in the NT.
The accreditation process is cyclical in line with national guidelines and standards, and provides regular monitoring and assessment of prevocational training programs to ensure continuing compliance with the national standards and requirements for prevocational (PGY1 and PGY2) training programs and terms. Over the accreditation cycle, the Prevocational Accreditation Committee uses an appropriate mix of methods to assess whether a prevocational training program is meeting the national standards. The methods include survey visit events, desktop survey reviews, teleconference/videoconference discussions and site inspections.
NT Prevocational Accreditation Committee has the designated authority to undertake accreditation of prevocational training programs by the Medical Board of Australia. The maximum accreditation duration awarded for prevocational training programs is for a period of 4 years. A full survey event is required prior to the lapse of any prevocational training program accreditation; therefore a full survey must be undertaken in the calendar year that the accreditation will lapse.