Our main functions here at APAC include:
- Developing and maintaining standards for the education and training of psychologists for approval by the Psychology Board of Australia
- Assessing higher education providers and their programs of study to determine whether they meet the approved accreditation standards
- Monitoring accredited education providers and their programs of study to ensure they continue to meet the approved accreditation standards
- Advising and consulting to the Psychology Board of Australia, governments and other bodies on matters of education and training relevant to the Psychology profession and discipline
The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council Ltd is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS), APAC is the appointed accrediting authority for psychology in Australia pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. The Council is appointed under an agreement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and reports regularly to the Psychology Board of Australia.
APAC’s Constitution provides the framework for how it operates. It outlines the system of governance, the powers of the Board of Directors, and the rights and obligations of its members. APAC's Constitution is a public document.
APAC does not:
- Provide careers advice
- Provide recommendations in regards to which program of study or education provider is ‘best’
- Accredit individual units
- Provide advice regarding choosing of units
- Assess overseas qualifications for the purpose of migration, registration and/or further study in Psychology in Australia