Prevocational training providers and accreditation standards

It is the Council’s role to monitor and promote medical education and training in New Zealand. To ensure that its standards are met for medical education and training, the Council accredits training and recertification providers.

Prevocational training providers and accreditation standards

Council accredits district health boards (DHBs) to provide prevocational medical training and education to PGY1 and PGY2 doctors.

Prevocational training providers are assessed against the Accreditation standards for training providers and Accreditation standards for clinical attachments. The Policy on the accreditation of prevocational medical training providers provides more information about this process.

Prevocational medical training accreditation reports

In some cases the accreditation expiry dates listed below differ from those in the published report. In response to the need to re-schedule assessments as a result of COVID-19, in May 2020 the Medical Council extended the current accreditation period for some accredited prevocational training providers.

District Health Board Accredited until Link to report Update on accreditation status
 Auckland 28 February 2023 Report 12/09/18 [PDF, 1 MB]  
 Bay of Plenty 30 November 2022 Report 13/11/17 [PDF, 974 KB]  
 Canterbury 31 March 2024 Report 12/04/16 [PDF, 673 KB]
Report 04/12/19 [PDF, 989 KB]
 Update 11/2/2021 [PDF, 511 KB]
 Capital and Coast 31 October 2021 Report 12/04/17 [PDF, 753 KB]  
 Counties Manukau 30 June 2024 Report 12/10/16 [PDF, 724 KB]
Report 04/12/19 [PDF, 969 KB]
 Update 22/12/2020 [PDF, 513 KB]
 Hawke's Bay 30 November 2023 Report 08/08/16  [PDF, 262 KB]
Report 22/7/2019 [PDF, 1019 KB]
 Update 1/12/2020 [PDF, 513 KB]
 Hutt Valley 30 April 2021 Report 09/11/16  [PDF, 756 KB]  
 Lakes 31 October 2022 Report 13/12/17 [PDF, 675 KB]  
 MidCentral 30 September 2021 Report 12/10/16 [PDF, 676 KB]  
 Nelson Marlborough 30 April 2024 Report 12/10/16 [PDF, 735 KB]
Report 04/12/19 [PDF, 1MB] [PDF, 996 KB] [PDF, 735 KB]
 Update 1/12/2020 [PDF, 520 KB] [PDF, 136 KB]
 Northland 31 March 2022 Report 11/10/17 [PDF, 896 KB]  
 South Canterbury 30 April 2023 Report 05/12/18 [PDF, 1 MB] [PDF, 1011 KB]  Update 1/8/2020 [PDF, 518 KB]
 Southern 30 October 2024

Report 13/10/15 [PDF, 750 KB]
Report 11/05/16 [PDF, 192 KB]
Report 12/02/20 [PDF, 916 KB]
Report 14/10/20 [PDF, 931 KB]

 Tairāwhiti 30 November 2021 Report 16/08/17 [PDF, 897 KB]  
 Taranaki 31 December 2021 Report 10/10/2017 [PDF, 916 KB]  
 Waikato 31 December 2022 Report 09/05/18 [PDF, 1.1 MB]  
 Waitemata 30 September 2023 Report 14/11/19 [PDF, 1 MB]  
 Whanganui 31 December 2023 Report 04/09/19 [PDF, 371 KB] [PDF, 370 KB]  Update 9/06/2021 [PDF, 526 KB] [PDF, 144 KB]
 Wairarapa 31 October 2024 Report 13/12/16 [PDF, 309 KB]
Report 12/02/20 [PDF, 937 KB]
 Update 22/12/2020 [PDF, 521 KB] [PDF, 138 KB]

Standards and definitions

  • Accreditation standards for training providers

    This standard outlines what training providers need to do in order to be accredited to provide prevocational medical training to interns.

  • Accreditation standards for clinical attachments

    This document outlines the standards clinical attachments that are completed by PGY1 and PGY2 must meet. These standards should be considered in conjunction with the accreditation standards for training providers.

  • This document sets out Council’s policy in regards to accrediting training providers of prevocational medical training (training providers) and their clinical attachments. It outlines the components of the accreditation assessment.

  • Definition of a community based attachment

    A community- based clinical attachment is an educational experience in a Council-accredited clinical attachment led by a specialist (vocationally-registered doctor) in a community-focused service in which the intern is engaged in caring for the patient and managing their illness in the context of their family and community.