Each examination panel will comprise three fellows of the College, one of whom will be a Study Coordinator and one will act as chair. The panels will be selected by the Chief Examiner and co-ordinated by the Executive Assistant of the Fellowship Program.
The Chief Examiner and Executive Assistant will aim to have a balance in the composition of the examination panels in terms of gender, geography, professional backgrounds and experience in examining Fellowship candidates.
The domains of practice, assessable attributes, skills, behaviour and knowledge of a senior health services manager are detailed in the Competency Framework which is on the web site Competency framework (achsm.org.au).
Candidates should check the College’s website and the Griffith University Portal regularly to ensure they have the most up to date versions of the Competency Framework, the examiners marking sheet and instructions to Candidates
In 2018, the College introduced a RUBRIC to provide measurable criteria against which the Candidate’s responses will be evaluated. The ACHSM Fellowship Examination Marking Rubric is used to standardise scoring and promote inter-rater reliability for Candidates who undertake the ACHSM Fellowship Examination.
A rubric is a coherent set of criteria for candidates' work that includes descriptions of the levels of performance against the requirements that have been set down.
Rubrics have two major elements. These elements are:
You will notice the two elements in the rubric shown below which examiners will use during the Fellowship examination. Candidates should consider the requirements laid down in the rubric when crafting responses to the questions from that will be put by examination panel members during the examination. Further information regarding the RUBRIC is available on the Griffith University Portal.
Every examiner will meet the following criteria:
The processes for the examinations are as follows:
Candidates should take note of the following general information.
For successful Candidates, confirmation of appointment as a Fellow is subject to final endorsement by the ACHSM Board, which generally takes place at the Board meeting on the following day. The successful Candidates will then have their Fellowship conferred at the ACHSM Annual General Meeting, which will usually be the day following the examinations.
The successful candidates will have their Fellowship conferred at the ACHSM Annual General Meeting, which will usually be the day following the examinations.
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