SUBMISSION TO THE INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL PRICING AUTHORITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN TEACHING AND TRAINING CLASSIFICATION PUBLIC CONSULTATION PAPER

September 2017

INTRODUCTION

Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority’s (IHPA’s) consultation paper on the Development of the Australian Teaching and Training Classification (ATTC). Universities Australia understands that the ATTC is foundational to the development of activity based funding for teaching and training activities in public hospitals, a process which is intended to bring greater efficiency, transparency, equity and accountability to Australian public hospital teaching and training funding.

Universities Australia is the national peak body for Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities. All universities in Australia deliver at least one - and in many instances - multiple, health professional courses. Universities therefore have a keen interest in IHPA’s work given the role universities play in training our future health professional workforce and the compulsory requirement for all entry level health professionals to undertake clinical training, the majority of which occurs in public hospitals.

Universities Australia’s response to the questions posed in IHPA’s consultation paper are provided below. Responses have been developed in close consultation with Universities Australia’s Health Education Workforce Group and Health Professions Education Standing Group, the latter of which includes representation from councils of deans of most professional health disciplines, all of whom have extensive clinical knowledge and experience as well as a deep understanding of the education and training needs of their respective health professional disciplines. Universities Australia also values the opportunity to contribute to this important work through its membership of IHPA’s Teaching, Training and Research Working Group.

 

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