Accreditation Standards and Outcomes | Accreditation Cycles | Accredited Training Positions | Specialist Training Program
ACD accredits training positions in dermatology and in Mohs micrographic surgery.
Training positions are accredited in order to:
The National Accreditation Committee is responsible for accrediting all training positions and consists of a Fellow from each State, including a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Committee representative, and a member from the Trainee Representative committee.
ACCREDITATION STANDARDS AND OUTCOMES
All Training Positions are accredited in accordance with defined Standards and College regards these as important for the quality education and training of Trainees/Candidates.
All documentation in relation to the Standards, accreditation outcomes, applying and the application process can be found here:
The Accreditation Committee accredit College Training Positions according to a State-based five-yearly cycle.
The current timetable for the College’s State Training Structure Accreditation is as follows:
Unscheduled state training structure accreditation
Unscheduled state training structure accreditations may also be carried out for the following reasons:
ACCREDITED TRAINING POSITIONS
The Australasian College of Dermatologists has a number of accredited dermatology training positions and MOHs surgery training positions. The training positions are located both in Australia and overseas in the following Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Skin & Cancer Foundations and Private Practices, which all contribute to creating high standard Training Facility Networks:
The Specialist Training Program (STP) is a Federal Government initiative to increase the number of training posts available for specialists-in-training outside traditional public teaching hospitals, providing an annual salary of $100,000 per post. An additional $20,000 per annum pro rata of rural loading is also available for posts with rotations to training sites located in areas classified under the Australian Standard Geographical Classification-Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) as RA2-5.
The college administers 27 STP positions in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. All positions are accredited as per the college’s National Accreditation Standards.
STP funding is determined via application rounds by the Department of Health with assessment by the Department, the relevant specialist colleges and state/territory health jurisdictions. Only training facilities are eligible to apply for funding. There are no further application rounds scheduled at this time.
The training positions are to be in health care settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals that include:
The aims of the project are to:
The Australasian College of Dermatologists has been contracted by the Commonwealth to manage STP funding and all successful training facilities must enter into a contract with the College.
Additional funding is available for successful posts if rotations include private settings via the Private Infrastructure and Clinical Supervision (PICS) funds. These funds are managed by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Up to $30,000 per annum is available for clinical supervision and up to $10,000 every three years is available for private infrastructure. For more information please visit the RACMA Website.
For more information on the background of STP, view the STP Operational Framework on the Department’s website http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/work-pubs-spec-fram
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