The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the National Board) has established the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee (the Accreditation Committee) to exercise a number of accreditation functions under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
The role of the Accreditation Committee is to develop and recommend accreditation standards to the Board for approval. It then assesses whether programs of study and education providers are meeting the accreditation standards and decides whether or not to accredit the provider and program. The National Board considers the Accreditation Committee’s decision and their report 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.
The Accreditation Committee is currently undertaking a project to develop its Accreditation Standards for Paramedicine.
As required by section 46 of the National Law, the Accreditation Committee will undertake wide ranging stakeholder consultation about the content of the Accreditation Standards before they recommend to the National Board for approval.
Approval of the accreditation standards for paramedicine is expected in mid-2020.
For information about paramedicine qualifications for registration please visit the Board’s Qualifications for registration page