National Intern Training Framework
From 1 July 2010, a National Registration and Accreditation Scheme replaced the previous State and Territory based registration and regulation systems. Following the introduction of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) registers medical practitioners and medical students, decides on registration requirements, and develops codes and guidelines for the medical profession.
In 2011, the MBA agreed that the Australian Medical Council (AMC) proceed to develop the supporting intern training framework. The purpose of the framework is to achieve greater national consistency in training standards and accreditation. At its meeting on 16 December 2013, the MBA endorsed the following suite of documents:
• Intern outcome statements
• National standards for intern training programs
• Guidelines for intern terms
• Domains for assessing accreditation authorities
• Assessing and certifying completion of internship
• Intern term assessment form
The AMC website includes a dedicated page for information on the development of the National Intern Framework.