Accreditation of specialist medical colleges and their programs of study
The Australian Medical Council (the AMC) is responsible for accrediting education providers and their programs of study for the medical profession.
The AMC assesses specialist medical colleges against the approved accreditation standards.
Accreditation standards take effect on the day that they are published on the Medical Board of Australia’s website or on a later day stated in the standard.
Approved accreditation standards
||Date of effect
|Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Specialist Medical Programs and Professional Development Programs by the Australian Medical Council 2015
Date of Board approval: 23 September 2015
|4 November 2015
||From 1 January 2016
The accreditation standards, Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Specialist Medical Programs and Professional Development Programs by the Australian Medical Council 2015 come into effect from 1 January 2016. There is a staged implementation of the revised standards. The AMC has published an implementation plan for accredited specialist medical colleges.
Approved programs of study for specialist registration
The AMC provides accreditation reports to the Board on the programs of study it has accredited. The Board then may approve, or refuse to approve, the accredited program of study as providing a qualification for the purposes of specialist registration. An approval may be granted subject to conditions.
The Board has approved the following programs of study as providing a qualification for the purposes of specialist registration.
An online search is also available for all approved programs of study.
||Date of effect
Retired version: Accreditation of Specialist Medical Education and Training Programs and Continuing Professional Development Programs: Standards and Procedures
Date of Board approval: 15 December 2010
Publish date: 23 December 2010
Date of effect: From 23 December 2010 to 31 December 2015
||To 31 December 2015