Thank you to everyone who attended a forum or webinar, completed a survey, or sent in a written submission during the recertification consultation.
Our phase two consultation (including forums, webinars, survey submissions and free-form written submissions) on Council’s proposals to improve recertification closed on 26 October 2018.
You may be interested to know approximately 650 people participated in the phase two forums and webinars compared with approximately 500 people for phase one (resulting in a 30% increase in participation).
We received 417 valid submissions on the phase two discussion document. This represents an overall response rate from less than 10% of our total number of practitioners. However, it is a 62% increase in submissions received in phase one.
The 417 valid submissions were made up of:
370 online survey submissions
37 free-form written submissions
1 ‘in confidence’ submission
9 anonymous submissions.
If you have viewed our recertification submissions web page you will see only 385 survey and free-form written submissions have been uploaded to the website. We excluded:
9 (7 survey and 2 free-form written) anonymous submissions because the respondents did not provide enough information to accurately attribute the submission to a specific individual, group or organisation
23 duplicate submissions.
Please note that the online survey was completed by 543 participants. However, 173 survey respondents only answered the demographic questions (1 to 3) but did not provide responses to any of the questions about the proposals (questions 4 to 21) and accordingly were not deemed valid by Council.
The Council considered the submissions and has agreed in principle to go ahead with the four proposals. However, there is still a great deal of work to be done to develop the operational framework (policy, standards, templates, guidelines etc.) before we put in place any changes. Council has requested the secretariat to start the operational development work for Council to consider in early 2019.