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About Us

The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) is an independent organisation to assess and accredit podiatry education programs that aim to graduate persons who are eligible for registration as a podiatrist and to assess the qualification and skills of overseas trained podiatrists for skilled migration to Australia or suitability to practice in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Aims

The aims of ANZPAC are to:

  • Assess for the purposes of granting accreditation to, programs leading to eligibility for registration as a podiatrist.
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Member Organisations relating to the accreditation status to be granted to a podiatric program.
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Member Organisations and other relevant interest groups on matters concerning the registration of podiatrists.
  • Develop, review and maintain accreditation standards and processes to assess podiatric programs.
  • Develop and implement an overseas skills assessment process to ensure the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of overseas trained podiatrists is of a comparable standard to registered podiatrists for skilled migration to Australia or practise as a podiatrist in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Provide information and advice to Government relating to law and policy concerning the accreditation and competency requirements for the registration of podiatrists.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with bodies or organisations having objects and functions in whole or in part similar to the objects and functions of ANZPAC.

 

Governance

ANZPAC is governed by a Board of Management supported by an Executive Committee, an Accreditation Committee, and a Qualifications and Skills Assessment Committee.

 

Constitution of the ANZPAC

 

Board of Directors

 

Dr Rolf Scharfbillig - Chairperson

Dr Adam Bird - Deputy Chairperson

Dr Matthew Carroll - Treasurer

Ms Fiona Angus

Mr Trent Johnston

Ms Alexandra Noble-Beasley

Dr Anita Raspovic

Ms Joan Russell

Mr Andrew Schox

 

Executive Committee

Dr Rolf Scharfbillig - Chairperson

Dr Adam Bird - Deputy Chairperson

Dr Matthew Carroll - Treasurer

 

Accreditation Committee

Terms of Reference

Dr Rolf Scharfbillig - Chairperson

Mr Tim Abrahams

Ms Fiona Angus

Dr Matthew Carroll

Dr Sara Jones

Ms Joan Russell

 

Qualifications & Skills Assessment Committee

Terms of Reference

Dr Adam Bird - Chairperson

Dr Vivienne Chuter

Ms Belinda Ihaka

Mr Trent Johnston

Dr Susan Owen

Mr Anthony Short