National Accreditation of Education
Programs Leading to Registration and
Endorsement in Australia – 2 years on
3rd ANNUAL
...
BACKGROUND - NATIONAL REGULATION OF
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
•Health impairment
• Conduct issues
• Performance issues
•Accreditation of providers
•Accreditation of courses
•Standards ...
< 1 JULY 2010
• Eight States and
Territories
• > 85 health profession
boards
• 66 Acts of Parliament
FROM 1 JULY 2010
• On...
Section 2 - Objectives of the National
Registration & Accreditation Scheme
(a) to provide for the protection of the public...
Section 2 - Objectives of the National
Registration & Accreditation Scheme
(d) to facilitate the rigorous and responsive a...
ACCREDITATION
National Law & Accreditation
Section 5 – definition of an accreditation
standard:
‘...a standard used to assess whether a
...
National Law & Accreditation
• PART 6 - Accreditation functions
 Development of accreditation standards
 Assessing progr...
The ANMAC Accreditation System
The ANMAC Accreditation System
ANMAC Accreditation Committees
•Registered Nurse
•Enrolled Nurse
•Nurse Practitioner
•Midwifery (and Eligible Midwife)
ANMAC Accreditation Committees
MEMBERSHIP:
• CHAIR: academic/education expert
• DEPUTY CHAIR: academic/education expert
• ...
ANMAC Accreditation System
CLINICAL EDUCATION
Clinical Education & Workplace Experience
Foundational knowledge & theory
Simulated learning – place & people
Workplace le...
ANMAC Accreditation System
- CLINICAL EDUCATION
KEY ELEMENTS
• Adequate preparation
• Foundational theory and knowledge
• ...
ANMAC Accreditation System
- CLINICAL EDUCATION
KEY ELEMENTS
• A range of clinical experiences across primary health
care,...
ANMAC Accreditation System
- Clinical Education – what we look for
ACCREDITATION STANDARDS – EXPERT ASSESSORS
• Adequacy &...
ANMAC Accreditation Assessors
• The lynchpin of the national accreditation
scheme
• We need more of you!
• Nursing & midwi...
www.anmac.org.au
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Amanda Adrian, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council - National Accreditation of Education Programs Leading to Registration and Endorsement in Australia: Two Years On

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Amanda Adrian, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council delivered this presentation at the 2012 Clinical Training & Workforce Planning Summit.

The 2012 Clinical Training & Workforce Planning Summit discussed the future of Australia's nursing workforce, exploring ways to ensure the capacity and experience to provide high quality care for our nation's increasing healthcare needs.

For more information, please visit http://www.informa.com.au/clinicaltraining12

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Amanda Adrian, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council - National Accreditation of Education Programs Leading to Registration and Endorsement in Australia: Two Years On

  1. 1. National Accreditation of Education Programs Leading to Registration and Endorsement in Australia – 2 years on 3rd ANNUAL CLINICAL TRAINING AND WORKFORCE PLANNING SUMMIT Amanda Adrian - Chief Executive Officer 30 August 2012
  2. 2. BACKGROUND - NATIONAL REGULATION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
  3. 3. •Health impairment • Conduct issues • Performance issues •Accreditation of providers •Accreditation of courses •Standards for accreditation •Assessment of the equivalence of international qualifications •Recognition of international accreditation authorities • Code of Conduct • Code of Ethics • Standards for practice for EN, RN, RM, NPs (competencies) • Professional boundaries • Decision making framework •Registration •Policy •Approval of standards Registration of Nurses and Midwives Professional Standards Professional Competence Accreditation of Education THE NEW CO-REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT Except NSW National Body : ANMAC National Body: NMBA White, JF (2011)
  4. 4. < 1 JULY 2010 • Eight States and Territories • > 85 health profession boards • 66 Acts of Parliament FROM 1 JULY 2010 • One national scheme • 10 health profession boards • Nationally consistent legislation (largely) 4 Background
  5. 5. Section 2 - Objectives of the National Registration & Accreditation Scheme (a) to provide for the protection of the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner are registered; and (b) to facilitate workforce mobility across Australia by reducing the administrative burden for health practitioners wishing to move between participating jurisdictions or to practise in more than one participating jurisdiction; and (c) to facilitate the provision of high quality education and training of health practitioners; and
  6. 6. Section 2 - Objectives of the National Registration & Accreditation Scheme (d) to facilitate the rigorous and responsive assessment of overseas-trained health practitioners; and (e) to facilitate access to services provided by health practitioners in accordance with the public interest; and (f) to enable the continuous development of a flexible, responsive and sustainable Australian health workforce and to enable innovation in the education of, and service delivery by, health practitioners.
  7. 7. ACCREDITATION
  8. 8. National Law & Accreditation Section 5 – definition of an accreditation standard: ‘...a standard used to assess whether a program of study/education provider provides a person who completes the program with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes necessary to practise the profession in Australia’
  9. 9. National Law & Accreditation • PART 6 - Accreditation functions  Development of accreditation standards  Assessing programs of study and providers against standards - Programs leading to registration or endorsement of registration are required to be accredited  Assessment of overseas authorities  Assessment of overseas qualified practitioners
  10. 10. The ANMAC Accreditation System
  11. 11. The ANMAC Accreditation System
  12. 12. ANMAC Accreditation Committees •Registered Nurse •Enrolled Nurse •Nurse Practitioner •Midwifery (and Eligible Midwife)
  13. 13. ANMAC Accreditation Committees MEMBERSHIP: • CHAIR: academic/education expert • DEPUTY CHAIR: academic/education expert • academics with particular skills, knowledge and experience in curriculum development • academics with expertise relevant to course being accredited • clinicians with expertise relevant to course being accredited • persons with a background in pharmacology – for programs for nurse practitioners and eligible midwives
  14. 14. ANMAC Accreditation System CLINICAL EDUCATION
  15. 15. Clinical Education & Workplace Experience Foundational knowledge & theory Simulated learning – place & people Workplace learning & experience A S S E S S M E N T Progress SAFE, SUPPORTED BEGINNING PRACTITIONER
  16. 16. ANMAC Accreditation System - CLINICAL EDUCATION KEY ELEMENTS • Adequate preparation • Foundational theory and knowledge • Simulated learning and practice –minimise potential for surprises • Induction – where, who, what • Support and supervision • Capacity to reflect and debrief on experiences • Robust and valid assessment in ‘real life’ situations against competency standards
  17. 17. ANMAC Accreditation System - CLINICAL EDUCATION KEY ELEMENTS • A range of clinical experiences across primary health care, acute health care, sub-acute health and aged care experiences with: • Cross lifespan experience • Infants, youth, older persons etc • Mental health • Palliative care • Other health and aged care priority areas
  18. 18. ANMAC Accreditation System - Clinical Education – what we look for ACCREDITATION STANDARDS – EXPERT ASSESSORS • Adequacy & appropriateness of clinical placements for numbers of students – competency standards • Appropriateness & adequacy of supervision and support • Assessment strategies • Student satisfaction • Industry partners’ satisfaction
  19. 19. ANMAC Accreditation Assessors • The lynchpin of the national accreditation scheme • We need more of you! • Nursing & midwifery leaders • From the education sector • Higher education • VET sector • From the health service sector • Clinical nurse leaders and midwives • Health service nursing & midwifery managers • EOI – on ANMAC website
  20. 20. www.anmac.org.au

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