National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource

National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource documents the core competencies of a clinical supervisor. It allows the identification and description of the professional expectations of current and future clinical supervisors, providing both a baseline for uniform quality and the potential to further develop clinical supervision for the Australian health system.Use of the Resource can contribute to interprofessional learning, teamwork and interprofessional understanding through the identification of core competencies for clinical supervision across all health disciplines.

The National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource has three sections, which represent overarching domains of activity common to the Australian clinical supervisionworkforce. The domains are an overarching area or organised cluster of knowledge, skills, attributes and values which can be broken down into specific elements of performance.

The three domains are as follows:

      • Domain 1 – Clinical supervision

      • Domain 2 – Safety and Quality in clinical supervision

      • Domain 3 – Organisation

The Resource identifies three ‘levels’ of performance of each competency as a guide, reflecting an increasing degree of autonomy, complexity and strategic involvement in clinical supervision.

These levels are known as

       • Foundational (support)

       • Intermediate (conduct)

       • Advanced (lead and influence)

However, the levels should not be seen as having hard boundaries and individuals undertaking clinical supervision work may have developed varying skills within the different elements and domains.

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Work-Base Peer Review of Clinical Supervision Practice

The Greater Northern Regional Training Network (GNRATN) Work-based peer review of clinical supervision practices is an approach that assists in creating an organisational culture of quality supervision. Clinical supervision is a key element of best practice governance framework in health care.

Work-based peer review is important to help broaden supervisory practices and raises awareness about supervision and improving the supervisory workplace culture.

For more information on the work-place peer review of clinical supervision practices; click here»


Resources for Download

Work-integrated Learning (WIL) supervisors and non-supervisors of allied health professional students
AM Smedts, N Campbell and L Sweet
Available: Remote and Rural Health website »

 The Portal

The portal provides free access to learning resources for clinical educators of entry-level allied health students.

ClinEd Brochure »

Clinical Supervision Textbooks

The NT Clinical Supervision Training and Support Program have recently purchased a specialised collection of textbooks to be housed in each of the DoH Health Libraries in the NT.

For Further Information »

Clinical Supervision Online Library DoH »