Trainees' Advisory Council
About the Trainees' Advisory Council
In August 2022, the Trainees’ Advisory Council (TAC) was established as a part of a new governance model developed with the Bi-national Committee for Trainees (BCT). The TAC is a broader body to enhance engagement and bring together trainees of the BCT, trainee representatives from other College committees, as well as chairs (or delegates) of recognised external associations of trainees.
Role of the TAC
The role of the TAC is to:
- Provide information and advice to the BCT on a variety of issues relating to RANZCP trainees, as well as broader issues relating to psychiatry across Australia and New Zealand.
- Provide a forum to raise and discuss issues between trainees at all stages of training, and from all Australian states and territories, and New Zealand, in order to identify concerns that might impact on their training and assessment, wellbeing and engagement within the RANZCP.
The TAC is made up of all BCT members, all trainees that hold a trainee representative position on any RANZCP committee, including the advisory groups and the chair (or delegate) of any recognised external association of trainees.
Further information about the role and composition of the TAC can be found within the Trainees' Advisory Council Regulations.
The Support for Trainees web page is a useful resource for trainees seeking help across all areas of their work and personal life. If you're a trainee who is experiencing problems in your training, speak with your supervisor and/or Director of Training, or call the Member Welfare Support Line for confidential support and advice.
Dr Pramudie Gunaratne, Chair