23 Dec 2019
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) in collaboration with National Boards and the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum have developed, for the first time, a snapshot of accreditation activities across the National Scheme1 for 2017/18.
The Accreditation Snapshot 2017/18 gives an overview of accreditation activities and includes information about the organisations and bodies involved in accreditation, overseas qualified practitioner assessments, student registration numbers.
‘The accreditation activity across the National Scheme is considerable and our aim is that this report, with its infographic layout, gives readers an accessible and comprehensive understanding of the accreditation function and the work they do’ Martin Fletcher, Ahpra CEO, said.
The Accreditation Liaison Group (ALG) which brings together representatives of National Boards, accreditation authorities and Ahpra were instrumental in creating the report. Co-Chair of the ALG, Chair HPACF and CEO Australian Pharmacy Council, Bronwyn Clarke said: ‘this report, the first of its kind for accreditation, is a great example of the collaborative work being done through the ALG and highlights the importance of providing clear information.’
Ian Bluntish, Co-Chair ALG, Chair Optometry Board of Australia continued: ‘this report is an important step in building an understanding of the crucial role accreditation plays in the Scheme. We plan to develop a similar report annually that will give an update on accreditation data and activities.’
Please visit the Ahpra Accreditations publications webpage to view the snapshot.
1 National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme)