14 May 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 Podiatry Accreditation Committee (Committee) will commence undertaking the accreditation functions on 1 July 2019.
To ensure a smooth transition of the accreditation work from the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) to the Committee the following arrangements will apply until 30 June 2019.
Enquiries from education providers about existing programs of study, or for major course changes are to be sent to the AHPRA Accreditation Unit.
Education providers can continue to send annual monitoring reports for existing programs to ANZPAC at email@example.com until 31 May 2019.
From 1 June 2019 these annual monitoring reports are to be sent to the AHPRA Accreditation Unit. They will be considered by the Committee soon after 1 July 2019.
Podiatrists who obtained their qualification overseas and wish to apply for general registration as a podiatrist in Australia, can contact ANZPAC at firstname.lastname@example.org until 17 May 2019 to have their qualifications assessed.
If ANZPAC is unable to complete the assessment by 30 June 2019, ANZPAC will seek the practitioner’s consent to transfer their application to AHPRA
From 18 May 2019, podiatrists who obtained their qualification overseas and wish to apply for general registration as a podiatrist in Australia can email the Board at email@example.com for advice about the process.