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Accreditation

Following a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements that was undertaken across all National Boards, the Podiatry Board of Australia (Board) decided in July 2018 that the accreditation functions for the podiatry profession will be exercised by an independent accreditation committee established by the Board for a five-year period from 1 July 2019.

 

The Podiatry Accreditation Committee (Committee) will commence undertaking the accreditation functions on 1 July 2019. To ensure a smooth transition of the accreditation work from the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) to the Committee the following arrangements will apply until 30 June 2019.

 

Program accreditation

Enquiries from education providers about existing programs of study, or for major course changes are to be sent to the AHPRA Accreditation Unit.

 

Annual monitoring reports for existing programs

Education providers can continue to send annual monitoring reports for existing programs to ANZPAC at admin@anzpac.org.au until 31 May 2019.

 

From 1 June 2019 these annual monitoring reports are to be sent to the AHPRA Accreditation Unit.  They will be considered by the Committee soon after 1 July 2019.

 

Accreditation Standards

Accreditation standards are used to assess whether a program of study provides persons who complete the program with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to practise the profession. 

 

The following accreditation standards have been developed by ANZPAC in consultation with the profession and approved by the Podiatry Board of Australia:

Accreditation Procedures

Accreditation procedures support the accreditation standards and set out the accreditation process.

 

Accredited Programs of Study

Under section 48 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (the National Law), an accreditation authority for a health profession may accredit a program of study if, after assessing the program, the authority is reasonably satisfied ?

  1. The program of study, and the educational provider that provides the program of study, meet an approved accreditation standard for the profession; or
  2. The program of study, and the education provider that provides the program of study, substantially meet an approved accreditation standard for the profession and the imposition of conditions on the approval will ensure the program meets the standard within a reasonable time

 

Accreditation Schedule of Fees

Education providers are charged according to the Accreditation Schedule of Fees.