In August 2013, the Council Board of Directors commissioned a review to refine the assessment process to increase efficiency, timeliness, and facilitate the mobility of the overseas trained physiotherapy workforce.
In broad terms, the scope of this work is to involve:
Scope 1 Development of an Options and Recommendation paper to:
1.1. Review and propose implementation options;
1.2. Define the requirements for implementation of any proposed option;
1.3. Define the cost implications for implementation of any proposed option;
1.4. Define the timeline for implementation of any proposed option;
Scope 2 Develop a consultation and communication plan;
Scope 3 Implement any changes to process within 12 months;
Scope 4 Review progress and impact of changes within 12 months from full implementation of any proposed option.
In December 2014, the Council Board of Directors commissioned a review of the Accreditation Standard. This is the Standard that higher education providers must meet for successful accreditation of an entry-level physiotherapy program.
An iterative process involving widespread and ongoing consultation is being used to ensure that the final revised Accreditation Standard has taken account of all relevant information and feedback. In addition, close consideration will be given to the legislative and regulatory context to ensure appropriate alignment and compliance. You are encouraged to participate in the consultation process which can be accessed via this link.