Terms of Reference (Review date AGM Nov 2016)
The Physiotherapy New Graduate Program is a voluntary system, endorsed by the Ministry of Health, open to physiotherapists in the year following their graduation.
The participating hospitals agree to provide a range of clinical and professional experience in a safe, stimulating & supportive learning environment, enhancing each new graduate's clinical & professional skills.
The new graduate is expected to complete the year at the allocated hospital/s and to utilise the opportunities to develop clinically & professionally.
The purpose of the Committee is to effectively manage the New South Wales Physiotherapist New Graduate Allocation Program.Responsibilities
The Committee will provide an annual report to the NSW Physiotherapy Advisors Group and will liaise regularly with the Physiotherapy Leadership and Management group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.Frequency and Duration of Meetings
Meetings will be held at least 4 times per year, usually in Feburary, May, September and November.
It may meet at other times to address issues related to the NSW Physiotherapy New Graduate Allocation Program.Chairperson
The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected by the committee as a whole at the Annual General Meeting and shall hold office for 12 months.Secretary
The Secretary of the Committee shall be elected by the committee as a whole at the Annual General Meeting and shall hold office for 12 months.
She/he will prepare and circulate the agenda and committee papers one week prior to each meeting, shall take the minutes of the meetings and circulate them within 2 weeks of the meeting.Treasurer
The Treasurer of the Committee shall be elected by the committee as a whole at the Annual General Meeting and shall hold office for 12 months.
The treasurer shall provide a financial report to each meeting of the Committee and present an audited report to the Annual General Meeting.Term of Office Bearers
All positions will be vacated at each Annual General Meeting. No member can hold the same office for more than 5 consecutive years.Membership
A quorum for each meeting shall be 7 with a minimum of 2 Executive Members.Term
The term of service on the Committee shall be for three years. Members may be re-appointed to the committee following their 3 year term.Review of the Terms of Reference
The terms of reference shall be reviewed annually at the Annual General Meeting.