Accreditation functions are defined in the National Law. Accreditation functions are to:
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.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, in collaboration with the National Boards and the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum, prepared a summary of accreditation activities for the whole of NRAS for 2017/18. This snapshot can be viewed on the Accreditation publications page.