APAC is an independent international quality and standards organisation, appointed by Australian Governments as an external accreditation entity under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. APAC is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by an independent board of eight Directors.
APAC accredits over 420 prgrams of study across 40 higher education providers including courses in Malaysia and Singapore, and maintains an accreditation archive containing records dating as far back as 1971. APAC has over 40 certified expert assessors on its register who conduct APAC’s large program of assessment and contribute to APAC's advisory work. APAC provides accreditation assessor training and certification in Australia and internationally, as well as advice on quality improvement and other aspects of higher education and training in the psychology discipline to a range of bodies including governments. APAC has strong links with other national and international accreditation agencies, and with higher education quality networks.
APAC is a member of:
APAC was formed in 2005 primarily for the purpose of setting national standards for the education and training of psychologists and to accredit programs of study which meet those standards. In 2008, under arrangements set down in the Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008, the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council assigned to APAC the accreditation functions for the psychology profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions, for the triennium commencing on 01 July 2010.
Under APAC’s Constitution, nominations for appointment to the APAC Board come from each of several major APAC stakeholder groups: two Directors are appointed from nominees put forward by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), four Directors are appointed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), one Director is nominated by the Head of Department and School of Psychology Association (HODSPA) and one Director is appointed with consumer and community interests.
- Professor Trevor Waring (Chair)
- Professor Simon Crowe
- Associate Professor Caroline Hunt
- Associate Professor Mick Hunter
- Professor Lyn Littlefield
- Ms Janne McMahon
- Dr Iain Montgomery
- Associate Professor Jenny Thornton
The next meeting of the APAC Board will be held in Melbourne on Monday 24 June 2013.
- Dr Nicholas Voudouris
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting APAC . If your query is not answered there, you can contact APAC at:
Telephone: +61 3 8662 6663; +61 3 8662 6625
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
GPO Box 2860
Melbourne VIC 3001