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.

Accreditation in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS): A snapshot 2017/18

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.

Page reviewed 23/12/2019