SUBMISSION TO THE COAG HEALTH COUNCIL AUSTRALIA’S HEALTH WORKFORCE: STRENGTHENING THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

April 2019

INTRODUCTION

Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the COAG Health Council’s recent consultation paper: Australia’s Health Workforce: strengthening the education foundation. The paper lays out the thirty-two recommendations from the final report of the Accreditation Systems Review (ASR) of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). UA has previously provided verbal and written feedback and two formal submissions to the original ASR. Our support for the draft report’s recommendations, to which the final report recommendations are comparable, were provided in our submission to the ASR in September 2017 (attached).
 

UA understands that the focus of the current consultation is on the costs, benefits and risks of implementing the final report recommendations. Our submission is limited to those areas within UA’s scope as a national peak body for Australian universities. The submission has been developed in consultation with UA’s Health Professions Education Standing Group (HPESG) which represents all health professional disciplines taught in universities across all jurisdictions.

Find the full submission here (PDF 168.4KB)