This Draft Report is the penultimate product of the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions (the Review). The Draft Report has been developed through research, analysis of submissions to the Review and input provided at public forums and in individual consultations with key stakeholders.
Responses to the issues and draft recommendations contained in the Draft Report are being sought before a Final Report is prepared for submission to the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council and the COAG Health Council for consideration.
In light of the context in which this Review has been undertaken, a threefold approach has been adopted:
• To propose improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the current system.
• To ensure the relevance and responsiveness of health education and address the broader question of how education and training, and its accreditation, can help create the workforce that Australia needs, both now and in the future.
• To propose governance arrangements that would deliver the proposed reforms
The discussion paper which was released earlier this year can be viewed here