This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about accreditation.
The Paramedicine Accreditation Committee (Accreditation Committee) is the accreditation authority for paramedicine under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). See accreditation authorities under the National Law for further information.
The Accreditation Committee was established by the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) under the National Law.
The Accreditation Committee:
If the Accreditation Committee decides to accredit a program of study (with or without conditions), it will give the Board a report about its accreditation decision. The Board will then decide whether it will approve, or refuse to approve, the accredited program of study as leading to a qualification for registration.
The Board publishes a list of approved programs of study.
An education provider that has changed, or plans to change, a program that is on the Board’s list of approved programs must notify the Accreditation Committee about the change. Contact the Program Accreditation Team for more information.
An education provider must complete an application for accreditation assessment and submit the form plus all required documents to the Program Accreditation Team.
The Accreditation Committee is currently developing its accreditation standards for paramedicine, and is not currently accepting applications for accreditation assessment.
No. There is a separate process with specific registration standards that must be met when you apply for registration as a health practitioner.
For more information about the graduate registration process, visit the Graduate Applications page on the AHPRA website.
It could mean that your program is not currently approved by the Board. The Accreditation Committee operates separately from the Board and recommends that you direct your enquiry to the Board.
The Accreditation Committee establishes teams to assess education providers and programs of study against accreditation standards.
The Paramedicine Accreditation Committee will be establishing a pool of assessors for paramedicine within the next 12 months and will include an extensive call for applications period (anticipated for early-mid 2020)for individuals with the relevant knowledge and experience who may be interested in becoming an accreditation assessor.
Further information will be available on the Accreditation Committee’s call for applications will be available on the Assessors page in due course.