Health

Accreditation

Our Faculty of Health delivers health, welfare and biomedical and clinical science courses that meet real-world professional practice standards.

Accrediting bodies from Australia and overseas endorse our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses delivered by some of the most respected and influential practitioners, researchers and policy-shapers in Australia.

Our courses are developed in partnership with industry for relevancy and continual improvement, to ensure students have peace of mind whilst studying and gaining hands-on clinical and practical experience, and upon graduation, have careers with exciting opportunities.

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC)

The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) assesses and accredits podiatric education programs that produce graduates who are eligible for registration as a podiatrist in Australia and New Zealand, with the Podiatry Board of Australia. ANZPAC also assesses the suitability of overseas-trained podiatrists to practise in Australia.

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of Social Workers in Australia. One of its functions is to review and accredit social work degrees offered by universities throughout Australia. An AASW-accredited course provides entry into the profession of social work and meets the minimum eligibility requirements for AASW membership.

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

ACWA is the professional association for all paid and unpaid human services workers in Australia, regardless of their occupational title or educational background. The association accredits community services-related courses across Australia, assesses those wishing to migrate to Australia under the occupation of welfare worker, and provides continuing professional education for human service practitioners, students and volunteers.

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)

The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) is the professional association representing medical scientists in all disciplines of pathology, working predominantly in hospital and private medical laboratories in Australia. The Institute accredits degree courses in medical laboratory science offered by Australian universities, assesses the overseas qualifications of medical scientists and medical laboratory technical officers, and provides medical scientists with the opportunity to continually update their professional knowledge.

Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)

The Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) represents health professionals who work in the disciplines of Diagnostic Radiography/Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy and Ultrasound in Australia. AIR accredits diagnostic radiography and medical imaging courses in Australia and provides support for its members, including professional development programs.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the nursing and midwifery profession to ensure that students have the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to practise their profession and be registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. ANMAC also undertakes skills assessments of internationally qualified nurses and midwives seeking permanent migration to Australia.

Australian OHS (occupational health and safety) Education Accreditation Board

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board accredits OHS professional education programs that meet the accreditation criteria. Holders of accredited qualifications are then deemed to meet the knowledge requirement for certification as generalist OHS professionals.

Australian Pharmacy Council

The Australian Pharmacy Council is the authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the pharmacy profession. The Council also assesses the qualifications and skills of overseas-trained pharmacists and international students graduating from an Australian pharmacy program, and conducts written examinations on behalf of the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredits providers and courses of study to ensure that graduates of APAC-accredited programs are suitably qualified for registration as psychologists by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR)

ASAR provides accreditation for ultrasound education programs in Australia through a framework of policies, processes and standards, as well as maintaining a register of accredited and student sonographers.

The Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc (CAA)

The Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc (CAA) represents the principal statutory providers of ambulance services in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The CAA unites independent state and territory ambulance authorities, to develop common views and approaches to ambulance industry issues. CAA has an accreditation program for tertiary entry level paramedic programs to ensure that graduates from these programs have achieved the requisite competencies required for employment with an Australasian ambulance service as an entry-level Ambulance Paramedic.

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) provides leadership in food and nutrition and undertakes accreditation of courses. A graduate of a DAA-accredited dietetics program is eligible to become a DAA member and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice to both groups and individuals.

Environmental Health Australia (EHA)

Environmental Health Australia (EHA) is a national organisation, which is committed to the professional development and status of its members and the enhancement of environmental health standards and services to the community through advocacy, promotion, education and leadership. EHA also accredits courses which train environmental health professionals and assesses overseas qualifications.

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) aims to foster excellence in professional practice, education and training and research. Through its National University Course Accreditation program (NUCAP), ESSA provides universities with a framework to build courses of excellence in exercise and sports science, while aligning graduates with industry knowledge and requirements. Full membership is a prerequisite for obtaining ESSA accreditation as an accredited exercise physiologist and/or sports scientist.

Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) is the peak professional body for health information management professionals in Australia. HIMAA is the official, formal accrediting body for all Health Information Management degree courses in Australia and overseas.

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)

The Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) assesses undergraduate optometry courses and postgraduate courses in ocular therapeutics in Australia and New Zealand to assure registration boards that graduates are effectively prepared for entry to the profession. Graduates of OCANZ-accredited optometry courses are entitled to seek general registration with the Optometry Board of Australia and the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board, New Zealand. OCANZ also assesses overseas optometry qualifications and conducts competency-based examinations for international optometrists.

Contacts

Faculty of Health

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    Faculty of Health, QUT
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059