Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Accreditation functions
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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 three functions are core functions undertaken by all accreditation authorities. Some accreditation authorities also undertake one or both of the other two functions.

More information about each accreditation authorities’ functions can be found on the accreditation authorities page.

Page reviewed 10/08/2021