The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) is responsible for the regulation of paramedics.

One of the priority actions for a National Board is to appoint an accreditation authority to accredit education providers and programs of study for the paramedicine profession. 

After considering a range of factors, the Board decided the accreditation functions for the paramedicine profession will be exercised by a committee established by the Board for the next three years.

The Board will soon be announcing the members of the Accreditation Committee (the Committee).

The Committee will:

  • meet the elements in each of the domains of the Quality framework for the accreditation function
  • develop accreditation standards and recommend them to the Board for approval 
  • accredit and monitor education providers and programs of study to ensure that graduates are provided with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to safely practise the profession in Australia 
  • provide advice to the Board about issues relating to their accreditation functions, and 
  • assess overseas qualified practitioners.

The Board considers recommendations made by the Committee 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.

For more information on the accreditation function see Accreditation under the National Law Act.

Page reviewed 5/03/2019