The METC is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as the prevocational training accreditation authority. METC's prevocational accreditation program implements and monitors standards for the training and welfare of prevocational trainees in their first two postgraduate years (PGY1 and PGY2). The Prevocational Accreditation Committee undertakes the regulatory function of 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 intern programs to ensure continuing compliance with the approved Intern Training National Standards for programs. Over the accreditation cycle, the Prevocational Accreditation Committee uses an appropriate mix of methods to assess whether an intern training program is meeting the national standards. The methods include survey events, the intern training programs self-assessment, desktop reviews, teleconference discussions and site inspections.
NT Prevocational Accreditation Committee has the designated authority to undertake accreditation of Intern training positions by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). The maximum accreditation duration awarded for prevocational education and training programs is for a period of four years. A Full Survey event is required prior to the lapse of any prevocational program accreditation; therefore a Full Survey must be undertaken in the calendar year that the Accreditation will lapse.
To view the current NT Prevocational Medical Education and Training Programs Accreditation Status for NT Health Services please go to Accreditation Status Table