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National Principles: Clinical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Publication date: 
April 2020
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

These guidelines have been developed by:

  • the Department of Health
  • the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • 15 National Boards under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
  • the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum

The national principles for clinical education during the COVID-19 pandemic outlined in this guideline are:

  • safety
  • continuation
  • outcome focused
  • collaborate and innovate
  • prioritise
  • capacity
  • identify, monitor and manage risks
  • maximise recognition of appropriate clinical experience

Other considerations are also discussed.