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 tables below provide information about the current accreditation fees for podiatry.
Programs for registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons to qualify for ESM through PodBA Pathway A or
Podiatric therapeutics programs for registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons to qualify for PodBA Pathway B to ESM
The annual accreditation fee helps to support the work of the Committee to ensure it continues to be satisfied that each approved program and provider meet the accreditation standards. This work is required under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (National Law). The fee does not include the cost of any site visits or a detailed accreditation assessment. Additional fees will apply if the Committee decides that, in light of the circumstances of a particular program and/or provider, it requires a site visit or detailed accreditation assessment.
In late 2020 the Committee considered its approach to podiatry programs of study for 2021 and beyond.
In December 2020 and January 2021, the Committee sought feedback from education providers on a proposed approach to accreditation fees for the period of 2021-2024. Following the consultation period, the proposal was submitted to the Podiatry Board of Australia (the National Board) for approval.
The schedule of podiatry accreditation fees 2021-2024 was approved by the National Board in May 2021.