Accreditation arrangements for the podiatry profession

09 Jan 2019

Following a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements that was undertaken across all National Boards, the Podiatry Board of Australia (Board) decided in July 2018 that the accreditation functions for the podiatry profession will be exercised by an independent accreditation committee established by the Board for a five-year period from 1 July 2019.

The Board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) acknowledge the work of the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) in undertaking the accreditation functions for the podiatry profession under the National Law since July 2010. The Board appreciates the contribution of the ANZPAC Board and Committees, and other individuals working with ANZPAC to the National Scheme and thanks them for their role in ensuring high quality education and training of podiatrists and podiatric surgeons in Australia.

ANZPAC will continue to accredit and monitor podiatry and podiatric surgery education programs and assess overseas qualified podiatrists until 30 June 2019. The Board, ANZPAC and AHPRA are working together to ensure a smooth transition of this work to the Podiatry Accreditation Committee on 1 July 2019.

The Board has published a call for applications for membership of the Podiatry Accreditation Committee with information about the role, eligibility requirements and the application process.

Page reviewed 9/01/2019