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Useful definitions: clinician, honorary status, academic title

  • Clinician: A person on the ANU approved Health Practitioner List, who possesses professional expertise and experience needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University. 
  • Honorary status: As a clinician, a title holder is considered to hold honorary status with ANU when they hold an unpaid appointment, and do not establish any employment relationship between the University and the appointment does not alter any existing employment relationship with another organisation or institution.
  • Academic Title: There are two types of academic titles available to clinicians.
    • Full Academic (Levels A to E) refers to individuals who possess and contribute significant professional expertise and experience needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.
    • Clinical (Levels A to E) refers to individuals who contribute some expertise and experience to the school to support research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.

What is the role of each committee in the conferral of academic title?

The Medical School Appointment Renewal and Promotion Committee will make a recommendation to the Director of the Medical School to decide on:

  • Appointment to Academic Clinical or Full Title Level A-D
  • Appointment or promotion to Academic Clinical Title Level E to the Vice Chancellor
  • Renewal of Academic Clinical Title A-D
  • Promotion to Academic Clinical Title Level B-D
  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Levels B-D to the College Promotions Committee
  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Level E to the University Promotions Committee

The College Local Promotions Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health and Medicine (CHM) to make a decision on:

  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Level B-D and consider the recommendation of the School Appointment Renewal and Promotion Committee (through the Dean Medical School)

The University Promotions Committee will make a decision on:

  • Promotion to Academic Full Title Level E and consider the recommendation of the School Appointment Renewal and Promotion Committee (through the Dean Medical School)

The Vice-Chancellor will make a decision on:

  • Appointment and promotion to Academic Clinical Title Level E and consider the recommendation of the School Appointment Renewal and Promotion Committee (through the Dean Medical School)

Am I required to undertake an annual performance review as part of my academic title conferral?

Yes, title holders are required to undertake an annual performance review with their academic supervisor. For this, please use the ANU e-form system in conjunction with the Honorary Academic (Clinicians) Personal Development Review Form (175 KB).

What is the ANU approved Health Practitioner List?

Use of the title ‘Clinical’ for honorary academics is restricted to practitioners on the ANU approved Health Practitioner List (please refer to the ANU Policy Library for the most up to date list). 

National Board

Profession

Division

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner

n/a

Dental Board of Australia

Dental Practitioner

Dentist

Dental therapist

Dental hygienist

Dental prosthetist

Oral health therapist

Medical Board of Australia

Medical Practitioner

n/a

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Medical Radiation Practitioner

Diagnostic radiographer

Nuclear medicine technologists

Radiation therapist

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Nurse

Registered nurse (Division 1)

Enrolled nurse (Division 2)

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Midwife

n/a

Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Occupational therapist

n/a

Optometry Board of Australia

Optometrist

n/a

Pharmacy Board of Australia

Pharmacist

n/a

Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Physiotherapist

n/a

Podiatry Board of Australia

Podiatrist

n/a

Psychology Board of Australia

Psychologist

n/a

    What information should be included in my Curriculum Vitae?

    Please use the CV template provided when updating your CV. 

    How do I assess my achievements relative to opportunity?

    The ANU is an equal opportunity employer. It may be relevant to also prepare a statement regarding your achievements relative to opportunity. This statement is very important if your academic contributions have been affected by caring responsibilities, chronic illness, disability, prolonged leave, fractional full time equivalent work or significant clinical/managerial loads in your roles. You should also list your type of appointment.

    Please refer to the ANU Guideline on assessing achievement relative to opportunity which outlines the best manner in which to document the ways in which your achievements may have been impacted. 

    How do I appeal a decision?

    For appeals, please follow the ANU appointments and promotion process.

    If I am a paid employee of the ANU, what is the appropriate appointments and promotion process?

    Clinicians who are employed and paid by ANU need to go through the ANU appointments and promotion process.