Education

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) is responsible for the regulation of paramedics.

One of the priority actions for the Board is to appoint an accreditation authority to accredit education providers and programs of study for the paramedicine profession. 

Applications are now open for potential accreditation entities to submit expressions of interest in undertaking the accreditation functions for paramedicine as set out in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law)1

Applications will close Monday 9 July 2018.

The appointed accreditation entity will:

  • develop accreditation standards and recommend them to the Board for approval 
  • accredit and monitor education providers and programs of study to ensure that graduates are provided with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to safely practise the profession in Australia 
  • provide advice to the Board about issues relating to their accreditation functions, and 
  • assess overseas qualified practitioners.

The Board considers recommendations made by the accreditation authority and decides whether or not to approve an accredited program as a qualification for registration as a paramedic.

Accreditation standards help to ensure that education providers give students the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to competently practise in the profession.

For more information on the accreditation function see Accreditation under the National Law Act.

To find out more contact the Board’s Executive Officer on (03) 8708 9047 or by email at paul.fisher@ahpra.gov.au.


1As enacted in each state and territory.

 
 
Page reviewed 5/06/2018