Applying for accreditation

Seeking accreditation of a program of study

Current approved programs of study under section 310 of the National Law are monitored by the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee. Accreditation assessments of these programs of study will be undertaken once the 2020 Accreditation standards for paramedicine take effect from 1 June 2021.

The Accreditation Committee is not accepting new applications for accreditation at this time. Please contact Ahpra’s Program Accreditation Team for further information.

Accreditation guidance material

Education providers undergoing accreditation assessment of their paramedicine programs of study will be assessed against the Accreditation standards for paramedicine and the Professional capabilities for paramedicine practitioners.

The Accreditation standards provide guidance on the evidence to be presented by education providers seeking accreditation of a paramedicine program of study. This includes:

  • the expected information for each standard and criterion to be presented
  • explanatory notes for each standard, to help common understandings between accreditation assessment teams and education providers about the Accreditation Committee’s requirements
  • a glossary of key terms used, and
  • a list of acronyms.

Accreditation process

The Accreditation Committee’s process for accreditation assessments is outlined in the Guidelines for accreditation of education and training programs. When preparing an accreditation application, education providers should read the Guidelines alongside the Accreditation standards for paramedicine, and the professional capabilities for registered paramedics. 

Accreditation assessment fees

For information on the accreditation assessment fees, please visit the accreditation fee information page.

Internal review process

If the Accreditation Committee decides not to accredit a program of study, or decides to revoke accreditation of a program, the education provider may apply for an internal review of the Accreditation Committee’s decision. The internal review process  provides more information.

 
 
Page reviewed 31/03/2021