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Introduction to accreditation and continuing education
In addition to its role in the surgical education of podiatrists, the ACPS has developed continuing education requirements. To inform this initiative, the ACPS maintains a cooperative approach and an ongoing dialogue with relevant stakeholder organisations, including the Australian Podiatry Council (APodC), the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC), state and territory registration boards, and government agencies. Internationally, the ACPS has a cooperative relationship with the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery in the United Kingdom and The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
The Commonwealth of Australia recognises podiatric surgeons as a distinct group of podiatrists with specialist surgical qualifications. Fellows of the ACPS are recognised by the following instruments of Commonwealth Legislation:
Podiatry is one of the fourteen health professions regulated by nationally consistent legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme established in July 2010. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the body responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and the Podiatry Board of Australia (PBA) is one of the 14 National Boards under the Scheme. The ACPS maintains an ongoing dialogue with relevant stakeholder organizations including the APodC, ANZPAC, PBA, and government agencies.
The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) is the authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the podiatry profession. The ACPS surgical training program is accredited by ANZPAC until 26 February 2020.
Post Fellowship accreditation of podiatric surgeons
The ACPS recognises and supports the requirement for podiatric surgeons to maintain their education, keep up with best practice techniques and stay in touch with their profession. The ACPS also supports the principles of efficacy and accountability in practice.