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The competency standards for Fellows of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS) as specialist podiatric practitioners are built upon the core competencies for podiatrist as published by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatrists Accreditation Council (ANZPAC).
The ACPS standards also have been reviewed in light of the publication of competencies for Fellows of the ACPS as published in June 2012.
In addition to considering the above standards these competencies the ACPS has considered competency standards published by organisations which define competency in other relevant specialist areas of health both in Australia and internationally such as:
The training Program of the ACPS is designed to ensure that these ACPS competencies are met prior to a podiatrist beginning independent practice as a specialist podiatric surgeon in Australia.
Additionally these standards provide Fellows of the ACPS with a framework for self-assessment of competence and they may also be used by external groups or individuals to assess the individual performance of Fellows of the ACPS against a national benchmark.
Please refer to the ACPS Fellowship Training Document for more information on ACPS Competency Standards.