Final Annual Report - Health Workforce Australia

Appendix C

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AMC: Australian Medical Council

The accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the Australian medical profession.

AHMAC: Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

The forum comprising the chief executives of state, territory and the Commonwealth Departments of Health.

AHPRA: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

The national regulator of health practitioners under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

A training course that provides the foundation skills and knowledge for trainers and assessors to begin work in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Clinical placement

Opportunity in a relevant professional setting for a health-sector student to build the knowledge, skills and attributes for professional practice, as identified by the education institution and/or external accrediting/ licensing body.

Clinical supervision

The oversight by a clinical supervisor of professional procedures and/or processes performed by a student or a group of students within a clinical placement for the purpose of guiding, providing feedback on, and assessing personal, professional and educational development in the context of each student’s experience of providing safe, appropriate and high quality patient care.

Clinical supervisor

An appropriately qualified and recognised professional who guides students’ education and training during clinical placements. The clinical supervisor’s role may encompass educational, support and managerial functions. The clinical supervisor is responsible for ensuring safe, appropriate and high quality patient care.

COAG: Council of Australian Governments

The peak intergovernmental forum in Australia comprising the Prime Minister, state and territory premiers, chief ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association.


Commonwealth, state and territory governments of Australia.

Overseas Trained Doctor Network

Network managed by the General Practice Education and Training organisation to support international medical graduates to attain registration in Australia.

Scope of practice

The range of activities that a practitioner in an occupation or discipline may practice. Scope of practice is usually limited to what legislation allows for specific education and experience, and specific demonstrated competencies.


An educational technique that teaches and assesses health professionals’ skills, using scenarios that replicate real-life health issues in a safe and controlled environment.


Index of Relevant Information

Requirements Page in this report
Report of operations prepared by the directors Note: it’s the entire page range of the Annual Report
Financial statements prepared by the directors, including ‘true and fair view’ statement 35-117
Auditor-General’s report on the financial statements 35-36 & 77-78
Approval by directors 3 (Transmittal Letter)
Exemptions from requirements 31
Enabling legislation 22
Responsible Minister 23
Ministerial directions 31
Other statutory requirements:

  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1997 (s.9)
Information about directors 25-31
Organisational structure 33
Location of major activities and facilities 22
Statement on governance 22-24
Related entity transactions 31
Key activities and changes affecting the authority32
Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies 32
Unobtainable information from subsidiaries 32
Indemnities and insurance premiums for officers 32
Disclosure requirements for government business enterprises 33
Index of Annual Report requirements 123-124