Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Accreditation functions

Accreditation functions are defined in the National Law. Accreditation functions are to:

  • develop accreditation standards and recommend them to the relevant National 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 National Boards about issues relating to their accreditation functions
  • assess overseas qualified practitioners
  • assess overseas accrediting authorities.

The first four functions are key functions undertaken by most accreditation authorities. A number of accreditation authorities also have the function of assessing overseas accrediting authorities, but not all.

For more information, see accreditation authorities and accreditation standards.

Page reviewed 12/07/2013