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 Accreditation Standards for Paramedicine (Accreditation standards), which were published in September 2020. The Accreditation standards are for use by education providers offering paramedicine programs, and take effect from 1 June 2021.
Paramedicine Board - Standards - Approved Accreditation Standards 2020 (196 KB,PDF), Word version (739 KB,DOCX)
As of 1 June 2021, all education providers wishing to seek accreditation of paramedicine programs of study will be assessed against the Accreditation standards and the professional capabilities for paramedicine practitioners.
The Accreditation Committee undertook wide-ranging stakeholder consultation about the content of the Accreditation standards before they were recommended to the National Board for approval.
For information about paramedicine qualifications that lead to registration as a paramedic please visit the Qualifications for registration page.