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
Relevant Australian Legislation
The Commonwealth of Australia
- National Health Act 1953;
- Podiatric Surgery and Other Matters Act 2004;
- Health Insurance (Accreditation of Podiatric Surgeons) Guidelines PHB23/2004;
- National Health Amendment (Prostheses) Act 2005;
- Private Health Insurance Act 2007; and
- Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2009 (No. 1).
- Health Insurance Act 1973
- Australian Health Workforce Ministerial
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Accreditation of ACPS Fellowship Training
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
An ongoing accreditation program has been designed to ensure that podiatric surgeons in Australia develop and maintain both theoretical and practical skills over the entire duration of their careers, and not just during the period of training that is required in order to become Fellows.
This program consists of several core requirements. These are:
- recency and scope of practice requirements;
- peer review;
- development (CPD Program; 177KB; PDF);
- participation in
- compliance with clinical standards and ACPS policies; and
of established clinical pathways. utilisation