Applicant GuidelinesTo apply for public funding Applicants are required to provide a completed application form which, among other things, confirms lobbyist status and requests the Applicant provide a statement of clinical relevance from an associated professional body/organisation and consumer group.
Application Form GuidelinesApplication Form Guidelines (PDF 815 KB)
Application Form Guidelines (Word 550 KB)
Technical Guidelines for preparing Assessment ReportsThe Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports for MSAC (Investigative and Therapeutic Guidelines) and associated Assessment Report templates are intended to provide practical information on how to present evidence to MSAC when seeking Australian Government funding of a medical service. Although the Guidelines have been written for Applicants and Health Technology Assessment Groups from the medical profession and industry, they are also intended to provide information to other interested stakeholders, including clinical and patient groups, and the general community.
It should be noted that the text within the Assessment Report templates have been written in red hidden text which provides instructions or suggestions for completing the different sections of the template. It is envisaged that this will assist the members of the Evaluation Sub-Committee and MSAC by providing information in a standard format.
Further, at the time of publication of these Guidelines, some of the overlap questions within Appendix 7 of the Investigative Guidelines have been subject to review as part of the revision process to update the Technical Guidelines for preparing assessment reports for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). This Appendix in the MSAC Investigative Guidelines will be updated accordingly once the corresponding Appendix in the PBAC Guidelines in relation to co-dependent technologies have been finalised.
Investigative Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports (PDF 2050 KB)
Investigative Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports (Word 1073 KB)
Therapeutic Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports (PDF 2032 KB)
Therapeutic Guidelines for preparing Assessment Reports (Word 1114 KB)
Application Form TemplateApplication Form Template (PDF 753 KB)
Application Form Template (Word 534 KB)
Assessment Report TemplateSBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Investigative (PDF 591 KB)
SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Investigative(Word 696 KB)
SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Therapeutic (PDF 491 KB)
SBA or Contracted Assessment Report Template - Therapeutic (Word 578 KB)
Other TemplatesBelow is the clinical utility card proforma to be used by applicants and assessment groups for applications related to genetic testing for heritable mutations. See Application 1411.1 for an example.
CUC Proforma (PDF 181 KB)
CUC Proforma (Word 102 KB)
CUC Glossary (PDF 113 KB)
CUC Glossary (Word 80 KB)