Accreditation is a key part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
Transparency and the effective operation of the National Scheme require sound relationships between Accreditation Authorities, National Boards and Ahpra. These relationships must enable transfer of information necessary for the National Boards and Accreditation Authorities to undertake accreditation functions and make decisions expediently and autonomously.
When exercising their functions, National Boards, Accreditation Authorities and Ahpra must have regard to the objectives and guiding principles of the National Law.
The National Law gives separate but related accreditation roles to Accreditation Authorities and National Boards by clearly specifying distinct decision-making roles in accreditation functions, as indicated below.
Information about the National Scheme can be found on the what we do page.