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.
On 9 August 2018, the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) was advised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Podiatry Board of Australia (Board) that from 1 July 2019, accreditation functions will no longer be exercised by ANZPAC. Instead, they will be exercised by a Committee of the Board.
In light of this decision, ANZPAC will not be accepting applications for accreditation from new programs of study effective immediately. Applications for accreditation from existing programs of study, or programs with a major course change, will not be accepted after 31 December 2018.
Those programs of study with an application for accreditation currently in progress will be finalised prior to 30 June 2019.
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 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 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 ?
Accreditation Schedule of Fees
From 1 January 2015 education providers will be charged according to the Accreditation Schedule of Fees.