NFPMT Educational Resources

Educational resources have been developed to raise awareness of the National Framework for Prevocational Medical Training. 

Resources can be downloaded below and include an editable slide deck with suggested speaker notes, flyers for distribution within your health services, desktop backgrounds to use on rotation and email banner to attach after your email signature.  

PMCV is happy to take requests for additional resources. 

‘Introduction to National Framework’ Video

Editable Slide Deck

Email Banners

Desktop Backgrounds

What are the elements of the NFPMT?

The revised Framework will ensure safe and high quality care for patients, by providing longitudinal support, training and assessment to prevocational doctors.

National Consistency

A national approach to PGY1/2

The revised Framework will ensure consistency in prevocational training across every jurisdiction.

  • Enables portability of training.
  • Revised terminology to support nationally consistent prevocational training language.
  • Recognition of key supervision roles.
  • Universal and portable record of learning (e-Portfolio) in 2025.

Clinical Experiences

Breadth of experience rather than core terms

Clinical Experiences will provide a more flexible prevocational training program, compared to previously mandated core terms.

  • A: Care of patients presenting with undifferentiated illness.
  • B: Chronic illness patient care.
  • C: Acute and critical illness patient care.
  • D: Pre-procedural/operative patient care

Clinical Experience categorisation is dependent on the model of care.

Strengthened Supervision

Focus on teaching and feedback

Supervision structures will emphasise observation, assessment and feedback with the goal of continuous development for prevocational doctors.

  • Patient safety will be protected through explicit and accountable supervision.
  • Training and support available for supervisors, to enhance the quality of prevocational training.
  • Regular and frequent interactions between supervisor and prevocational doctor, with the goal of continuous development.

Learning and Progression

Increased opportunities for direct observation

The revised Framework focuses on competency and outcomes, rather than time-based teaching. This will result in high quality education, meaningful feedback, and better patient outcomes.

  • Learning objectives matched to the level of progression.
  • Increased opportunities for direct observation of clinical work with descriptive and specific feedback.
  • Gaps in trainee progression are easily identified, meaning targeted support can be offered more readily.

Progressive Assessment

Regular, frequent and structured

Regular, structured and frequent assessments will lead to improved patient outcomes.

  • Term expectations set during the beginning of term discussion.
  • Mid-term assessment – timely assessment of progress against agreed learning objectives, including refined goal setting.
  • End-of-term assessment – global rating and assessment of overall term progress, and guidance for next term.

Assessment Review Panel

Objective assessment of training progression

Recommendations on progression to the next level of training will be determined by the Assessment Review Panel rather than an individual.

  • Objective, evidence-based and impartial decision-making process.
  • The panel will consider all assessments, across all terms.
  • The panel will provide guidance, expertise, and oversight for improving performance and remediation.

Embedded Wellbeing Standards

Increased emphasis on education & learning

An increased emphasis on support, regular feedback, and building strong supervisor-trainee relationships will continue to improve wellbeing for prevocational doctors.

  • Revised process for improving performance with emphasis on early identification and support.
  • Supporting and ensuring social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Creating culturally safe and appropriate work environments.

Cultural Safety

Greater emphasis on cultural safety

Revised accreditation standards that promote strengthening health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients, doctors, and the broader community.

  • Cultural Safety embedded within every interaction to ensure clinical safe practice.