News

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Report – 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal – Now Available

The 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L) measures the medium-term outcomes of higher education graduates based on a cohort analysis of graduates who responded to the 2015

Read More ..

Applications open for the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme  Applications are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who will be studying an entry level course in any of the following health

Read More ..

Health Professions Labour Market Research Report released

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has published the results of its research identifying skill shortages in the Australian labour market. A research report which provides a national

Read More ..

Australian Research Council Media release – Review for robust ANZSRC research classification

A review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)—which is used in the measurement and analysis of research and development (R&D) undertaken in Australia

Read More ..

Release of consultation paper on proposed legislative updates to national registration

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) welcomes the release of a consultation paper by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) on keeping the national

Read More ..

Occupational Therapy Council – Public consultation now open for the review of accreditation standards for entry-level OT programs

The Occupational Therapy Council is undertaking a review of the current Accreditation Standards for Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education Programs (December 2013) and is inviting input to

Read More ..

Department of Health releases the Allied Health 2016 Data and Fact Sheets

The Department of Health has announced the release of the National Health Workforce Dataset (NHWDS) Allied Health 2016 data in the form of: updated aggregate data accessible via the Health

Read More ..

MDANZ Project Report: Medical Student Clinical Placements as Sites of Learning and Contribution

The Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ) has released a report on ‘Medical student clinical placements as sites of learning and contribution’. The pilot project, funded

Read More ..

Evaluation of the NDIS – Final Report now available

An evaluation report of the NDIS has been completed and is now available to view by visiting the Key Documents section here An independent evaluation of the trial of the National Disability

Read More ..

Public Consultation on Review of Accreditation Arrangements – Assignment of Accreditation Functions

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are consulting on future accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current term of assignment of

Read More ..

Podiatry Board of Australia: Revised registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines published

The Podiatry Board of Australia (the Board) has published a revised for endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and associated guidelines which will come into effect on 1 August

Read More ..

‘Are You Remotely Interested’ Conference 2018 – Call for Abstracts and Registration Now Open

The 9th Biennial ‘Are You Remotely Interested’ Conference 2018 invites Abstracts that relate to this years theme ‘Realising Remote Possibilities’.  The Conference on

Read More ..

SIF Project Newsletter: March 2018

Second edition: Mobilising system wide commitment and participation for the further development of Australian IPE. This second newsletter provides an overview and highlights what the SIF Project

Read More ..

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 Research Evaluation Committee Chairs Announced

Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, has announced the appointment of eight Research Evaluation Committee (REC) chairpersons who will perform a key role

Read More ..

Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (AOTCS) 2018 are published

On 20 February 2018 the Board published the new Australian occupational therapy competency standards (the competency standards) which take effect from 1 January 2019. The new competency standards

Read More ..

The Higher Education Standards Panel: Advice on the impacts of professional accreditation in higher education

The recommendations of the Higher Education Standards Panel on professional accreditation requirements in higher education  were provided to Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for

Read More ..

Universities Australia Higher Education Conference, Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker: 2018 Australian of the Year, Prof Michelle Simmons Prof Michelle Simmons will join this year’s Universities Australia Higher Education Conference for the session on

Read More ..

NHMRC Peer Review Consultation – Summary Report

In 2017 the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) conducted an extensive public consultation on peer review for the new grant program. The  report is now available here.

Read More ..

Australia and Peru sign free trade agreement

Australia and Peru signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) today, opening the door for Australian exports to one of the fastest growing economies and regions in the world. As one of

Read More ..

SARRAH Conference – Call for Abstracts

The SARRAH conference theme ‘Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives‘ invites abstracts that relate to the theme of change. The modern healthcare landscape is undergoing massive and rapid changes

Read More ..

ACHSM Live Webcast Series 2018

Professor Brendan Murphy, the Australian Government’s Chief Medical Officer, 23 February 2018 Challenges facing the healthcare workforce and its customers: from operations to out-of-pocket costs

Read More ..

Greater recognition of higher education qualifications in the Asia-Pacific

Effective from 1 February 2018, the Tokyo Convention will make it easier for Australian higher education qualifications to be recognised across the Asia-Pacific. Minister for Education and

Read More ..

HETI NSW Rural Allied Health Education and Training Scholarship and Grant Opportunities Now Open

Applications open: 29 January 2018 and close on 06 April 2018 2018 NSW RURAL ALLIED HEALTH POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – For Rural Allied Health staff employed by NSW Health 2018 RURAL ALLIED

Read More ..

Report on Government Services 2018

The Productivity Commissioner has released the 23rd edition of the Report on Government Services. The Report is produced by the Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review

Read More ..

Victorian Aboriginal Health Education Summit Report

On 7 August 2017 Weenthunga Health Network, supported by Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) held a ground-breaking Summit at Victoria University which focussed

Read More ..

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Call for applications for appointment to the National Boards regulating health professions across Australia. Applications are now sought from registered health practitioners and members of the

Read More ..

Optometry Board of Australia

Call for applications for appointment to the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee of the Optometry Board of Australia. The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) invites applications from

Read More ..

Health Promotion Workforce and Programs

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) have developed processes for individual registration for the health promotion practitioners and for course accreditation of health promotion

Read More ..

Paramedicine Registration Standards

The Paramedicine Board of Australia is currently seeking feedback through public consultation on the registration standards that paramedics must meet once paramedicine joins the National

Read More ..

Accreditation Standards for Psychology Programs

New accreditation standards for psychology programs have been approved by the Psychology Board of Australia which will take effect from 1 January 2019. The standards and ‘APAC Accreditation

Read More ..

Accreditation System Review

Professor Woods submitted the final report titled: “Australia’s Health Workforce: strengthening the education foundation” to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) on 30

Read More ..
2017 IAHA Conference 27-29 November

2017 IAHA Conference 27-29 November

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous health professionals, students, researchers, academics, managers and policy makers will attend the 2017 IAHA conference in Perth. ACDHS is

Read More ..
Professor Ian Wronski acknowledged by ACDHS

Professor Ian Wronski acknowledged by ACDHS

Professor Ian Wronski was recognized by members for his valuable contribution to the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences (ACDHS). New ACDHS Chair, Professor Esther May, acknowledged Ian

Read More ..
NHMRC update

NHMRC update

Professor Anne Kelso, NHMRC CEO, attended the recent meeting of the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences. Members were interested to hear the update on recent changes to the grant

Read More ..
Developing University Clinics

Developing University Clinics

Members of the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences explored issues and challenges in developing university clinics at recent workshop in Canberra.  Common benefits included: the volume

Read More ..
ACDHS chair welcomes NAHC delegates

ACDHS chair welcomes NAHC delegates

ACDHS Chair, Professor Esther May addressed delegates at the Welcome Event for the National Allied Health Conference recently in Sydney. Professor May provided a brief overview of the allied

Read More ..
Leadership is the Focus of a National Allied Health Forum

Leadership is the Focus of a National Allied Health Forum

Kath Philip, Chief Allied Health Advisor DHHS (Victoria) and chair of the Australian Allied Health Leadership Forum took the opportunity of a gathering of allied health colleagues at the 12th

Read More ..
12th National Allied Health Conference

12th National Allied Health Conference

Over 600 Allied Health professionals from across the country attended the 12th National Allied Health conference recently in Sydney. The Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences sponsored

Read More ..
Professor Esther May elected as new ACDHS Chair

Professor Esther May elected as new ACDHS Chair

Dean of Clinical Education and Equity at the University of South Australia and long term ACDHS executive member, Professor May has been elected as Chair of the Australian Council of Deans of

Read More ..
Professor Ian Wronski ends term as ACDHS Chair

Professor Ian Wronski ends term as ACDHS Chair

August 2017 marked the end of a long and valuable leadership role for Professor Ian Wronski. After more than a decade as Chair of the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences, Professor

Read More ..

DISCLAIMER

While we make every effort to ensure that material on this website is accurate and up to date, such material does not constitute provision of professional advice. The Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences (ACDHS) does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency, or completeness of any material contained in this website or any linked site. Users should seek appropriate independent professional advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on materials published on this website.