PGY1/PGY2 Accreditation Authority

PMCV is approved as the prevocational (PGY1/PGY2) medical training accreditation authority in Victoria.

PMCV assists health services by developing, monitoring and evaluating accreditation standards and processes for the provision of prevocational medical education and training and for promotion of prevocational doctor wellbeing and safe quality patient care.

In Victoria, all PGY1 and PGY2 training programs and posts must be accredited by PMCV.

PMCV’s priority is to ensure health services are supporting effective training outcomes and the wellbeing of Prevocational Doctors.

Prevocational doctors need effective training in their formative years (PGY1/PGY2) to ensure success in the future as well as a safe and well-supervised environment to support learning and development.

Accreditation standards promote excellence in prevocational medical training including appropriate and dedicated time for education and learning experience, effective supervision, recognition and pay for overtime, and support for prevocational doctors quality and safety of patient care.

The accreditation process evaluates to ensure these standards are met or assists health services in a structured process to work to meet these standards by addressing the issue and implementing change.

PMCV s approved as a PGY1 training accreditation authority by the Medical Board of Australia and is required by the Department of Health to quality review Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) programs and posts.

Upcoming Survey Visits

The PMCV Accreditation Cycle

What goes into accrediting medical programs?

PMCV oversees the PGY1/PGY2 training programs that prevocational doctors participate in to ensure that they continue to support effective training outcomes and promote safe patient care and junior doctor wellbeing.  

PMCV conduct structured Accreditation Survey Visits with each health service at least every four years as well as ongoing conditions monitoring plan/progress reviews as required during the Accreditation period.  

See full list of upcoming Survey visits by visiting the link below.

Australian Medical Council Review of PMCV as a PGY1 Authority

Australian Medical Council’s (AMC) accreditation of PMCV as a PGY1 Accreditation Authority reinforces the PGY1 training programs. The AMC review assists PMCV to promote and protect the quality and safety of patient care and meet the needs of the PGY1s and the health service as a whole. This is achieved through setting standards for PGY1 training programs and recognising intern training accreditation authorities that assess programs against these standards. 

Each PGY1 training accreditation authority undergoes a reaccreditation assessment by an AMC team at least every eight years and PMCV was reviewed in July 2023. 

In 2023, an AMC team completed an assessment of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) prevocational accreditation functions against the
AMC’s Intern training – domains for assessing accreditation authoritiesIn March 2024, the AMC Directors agreed that the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) substantially meets the domains and is accredited as an intern training accreditation authority until 31 March 2029. 

Help us support Prevocational Doctors by completing our Feedback Questionnaire

we encourage prevocational doctors to contact us with feedback at any time. This helps us act more quickly and work collaboratively with prevocational doctors to create change within their health service.  

All questionnaire responses are managed confidentially and anonymously.

Information for Prevocational Doctors and Health Services

Are you a Prevocational Doctor or health service looking for more information and resources regarding Accreditation? Find it below:

Prevocational Doctors

Health Services

What we do

PMCV seeks to improve the educational and training opportunities available to support the welfare and career development of doctors, graduate nurses and midwives who have recently graduated or commenced work in the Victorian health system.