Accreditation is a key part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

The National Law defines the accreditation functions that accreditation authorities undertake.

Accreditation authorities (external authorities or a committee established by a National Board) exercise the accreditation functions under the National Law.

Accreditation standards are used to assess whether a program of study, and the education provider that provides the program, provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to practise the profession in Australia.

You can search online to find approved programs of study for most professions.

Continuing professional development (CPD) helps health professionals to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence.

Page reviewed 12/07/2013