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QEC Structure

QUALIFICATION AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE (QEC)

The QEC is chaired by the Censor in Chief and is responsible to the College Board for education and training policy and program management. 

Each Regional QEC comprises members of the education network of College Fellows in the region, led by the Regional QEC Chair who is also a member of QEC. The Regional QEC monitors the progress of local Trainees, deals with any issues or problems relating to Trainees and supervision, participates in the accreditation of posts for training, and is represented on the selection committees of hospital employing authorities.

  • Censor-in-Chief

  • Chair, CPD Committee

  • Chief Inspector of Training Posts

  • Chair, Ophthalmic Sciences Board of Examiners

  • Chair, Ophthalmic Pathology Board of Examiners

  • Chair, OBCK Board of Examiners

  • Chair, RACE Board of Examiners

  • Chairs, Regional QEC Committees

  • Chair, Specialist International Medical Graduate Committee

  • Chair, Trainee Progression Committee

  • Curriculum Portfolio Representative

  • Mentorship Scheme Representative

  • A Member of the Trainee Representative Group

Directors of Training are invited to attend QEC meetings.

    DIRECTORS OF TRAINING

    The Director of Training is a College-appointed Fellow, in each training network, responsible for teaching and learning in the Vocational Training Program (VTP). The Director of Training works with the Term Supervisors to ensure that Trainees have access to the necessary didactic and clinical learning experiences to meet the requirements of the VTP curriculum.

    TERM SUPERVISOR AND CLINICAL TUTORS

    Each training post has one Term Supervisor (a RANZCO Fellow) and a number of Clinical Tutors.

    The primary role of the Term Supervisor is to coordinate a team of Clinical Tutors in a College-accredited training post to implement the education, training and work-based assessment of Trainees.

    The Term Supervisor is responsible for completing the Trainees’ End of Term Supervisors report in consultation with Clinical Tutors, and allied health or professionals where required.

    The primary role of the Clinical Tutor is to provide the education, training and work-based assessment to Trainees. Clinical Tutors play an important role by alerting the Term Supervisor to any factors likely to adversely affect a Trainee’s performance and assessment.

    In most cases a Clinical Tutor is a RANZCO Fellow. On occasion a Fellow of another Australasian medical college in a related subspecialty field may be appointed as a Clinical Tutor by the QEC.

    COLLEGE MANAGERS

    College managers provide advice and support to the QEC networks, in the management and operation of all components of the Vocational Training Program.

    They also provide information and support to Trainees throughout their participation in the Vocational Training Program.

    TRAINEE REPRESENTATION

    The Trainee Representative Group (TRG) ensures that the Trainees’ views are taken into account in decisions relevant to the training program.

    A senior Trainee from each network is appointed to the TRG by the Regional QEC after being nominated by the trainees in each network.

    The TRG meets on a regular basis to discuss issues raised by Trainees or by the College. Trainee issues are discussed at the QEC meetings, with a voting member of the group in attendance.