Open for comment

ANZPAC has published a consultation paper on a draft National Competency Framework and Standards for Podiatric Surgeons. ANZPAC is inviting feedback from the profession, stakeholders and the community. Submissions will be accepted until 5pm Friday 2 June 2017. At this stage no formal consultation forums have been organised however should your stakeholder group wish to meet with representatives of the project team please contact ANZPAC at A copy of the consultation paper can be downloaded here.



The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the podiatry profession. 


ANZPAC accreditation is based on self and peer assessment.  Teams that report to the Board of Management through the Accreditation Committee conduct assessments.  Teams include a mix of academics, registered podiatrists, ANZPAC Board of Management and professional association representatives.


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

From 1 January 2015 education providers will be charged according to the Accreditation Schedule of Fees.