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 National Board has approved the paramedicine accreditation standards under section 47 of the National Law.
Current accreditation standards (2020) for use by education providers offering paramedicine programs – effective from 1 June 2021.
As of 1 June 2021, all education providers wishing to seek accreditation of paramedicine programs of study will be assessed against the Approved accreditation standards 2020 and the professional capabilities for paramedicine practitioners.
For information about paramedicine qualifications for registration please visit the Board’s Qualifications for registration page