How to apply
If you are an education provider and wish to apply for an accreditation assessment of your program of study, you need to contact the Accreditation Unit and arrange a due date for submission of your application.
The accreditation standards are available on the Accreditation page of the National Board’s website and the accreditation process is available on this page.
Please contact the Accreditation Unit for the current version of the application form which you need to complete your application correctly.
Accreditation guidance material
In 2013, the Accreditation Committee developed accreditation guidance material to help education providers preparing applications for accreditation assessment. In August 2016, the Accreditation Committee agreed to publish the current version of the guidance material.
The Accreditation Committee will review the guidance document and welcomes feedback from users, particularly education providers, about whether it is clear, easy to use and helpful. The Accreditation Committee may make further updates to the document based on that feedback. If the Accreditation Committee makes further updates, the document will clearly identify the date changes have been made and a new version number.
As required by section 45 of the National Law, the Accreditation Committee has published its accreditation process.
The Accreditation Committee undertook wide ranging stakeholder consultation about its accreditation process and will continue to seek feedback from users as it is implemented.
Education providers pay two types of accreditation fees - accreditation assessment fees and annual accreditation fees.
The Accreditation Committee sets these fees on a cost recovery basis. “Cost recovery basis” refers to recovery of some of the costs to deliver the accreditation function including the cost of the Accreditation Committee’s ongoing operations (direct costs and AHPRA support) as well as the direct costs associated with accreditation assessments and standard annual monitoring activities.
The fees are reviewed on a regular basis and may change from time to time.
The document below provides information about the current accreditation fees for Chinese medicine:
Internal review process
If the Accreditation Committee decides not to accredit a program of study, or decides to revoke accreditation of a program, the education provider may apply for an internal review of the decision. The internal review process provides more information: