The Council is supported by a number of sub-committees. Each sub-committee includes members of the Postgraduate Medical Council, together with other interested stakeholders.
Terms of reference
- To provide a leadership role in pre-vocational medical education and training in Western Australia.
- To provide expert advice to the Minister for Health and the Department of Health Western Australia on pre-vocational medical education and training, accreditation of medical training positions and pre-vocational medical workforce issues. Identify, evaluate, monitor and promote medical education and training programs, and resources for pre-vocational medical officers and other non-vocational doctors in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
- To undertake the accreditation and monitoring of medical pre-vocational training positions, the Medical training /units and facilities that support pre-vocational training positions to ensure they meet national and State standards.
- To notify the Medical Board of Western Australia of the Council’s recommendations for accredited postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) training positions.
- To establish and maintain linkages to promote communication with education providers from medical undergraduate to vocational training and continuing medical education, in particular, to foster greater sharing of expertise, information and a continuum of learning.
- To establish, maintain and promote partnerships with the Medical Board of Western Australia, other State/Territory Postgraduate Councils, the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils, the Medical Training Review Panel, the Australian Medical Council, a Western Australian junior medical officer’s forum and other relevant organisations /associations/committees.
- To monitor and advise on the supply, distribution and demand for pre-vocational medical officers and other non-vocational doctors in Western Australia.
- To promote, undertake and/or contribute to health services research regarding pre-vocational medical officers and other non-vocational doctors’ education and training, accreditation and workforce issues.
- To advocate on behalf of prevocational trainees on matters that impact on health and welfare of pre-vocational medical officers, including matters relevant to safety and quality.