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Accreditation Committee

The Ahpra Board established the Accreditation Committee (the committee) consistent with Ministerial Council Policy Direction 2020-1 – Independent Accreditation Committee (1.42 MB,PDF) issued to the National Boards and Ahpra on 4 February 2021. The committee provides independent and expert advice on accreditation reform and other National Scheme accreditation matters to National Scheme entities (National Boards, Accreditation Authorities and Ahpra). Other external entities performing accreditation roles as part of the National Scheme, such as specialist colleges and postgraduate medical councils should have regard for the committee’s advice, where relevant.

The committee’s priority areas of work reflect Health Ministers’ response to the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems Final Report and include:

  • Supporting the future health workforces
    • Supporting good practice in professional capabilities 
    • Embedding interprofessional education 
    • Strengthening consumer involvement 
    • Streamlining assessment of overseas qualified practitioners 
  • Strengthening accreditation systems
    • Focusing on outcome-based approaches 
    • Enhancing consistency across professions 
    • Understanding costs and funding 
    • Avoiding duplication 

The committee is chaired by Professor Andrew Wilson. Consistent with Ministers’ policy direction, Professor Wilson is an independent chair (external to the National Scheme).  

For further information about the Accreditation Committee email Accreditation.Policy@ahpra.gov.au.

Members

To understand more about the members of the Accreditation Committee see the Members page.

Consultations

The Accreditation Committee undertakes wide-ranging consultation on accreditation reform and other National Scheme accreditation matters.

To access consultations open for input please see the Current consultations page.

To access consultations which have closed please see the Past consultations page.

Publications

To access the Accreditation Committee’s Charter (Terms of reference), work plans, annual reports, communiques, published guidance and supporting information please see the Publications page.

 
 
Page reviewed 9/11/2023