Australia’s accreditation authorities for regulated health professions

The Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum (HPAC Forum) is a coalition of the 15 accreditation authorities providing accreditation functions for the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

The Forum works collaboratively with our member organisations and other stakeholders to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of accreditation and assessment functions of the regulated health professions for the benefit of the community.

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Our vision

To create better health outcomes through high quality accreditation and assessment services
for all regulated health professions within Australia.

Our expertise

Education standards

Setting education standards for health practitioner programs to graduate safe and competent practitioners

Improving education and training

Encouraging improvements in the education and training of health professionals to respond to evolving health needs and practices


Extensive knowledge in assessing and accrediting health education programs

Assessment of practitioners

Strong collective experience and understanding in the assessment of overseas qualified health practitioners

Collaboration and consultation

Working with a wide range of industry stakeholder bodies and actively engaging with professional members in the regulation of professional practice

Sector partnerships

Forming partnerships to improve understanding and reduce duplication

Our partners

Ahpra & National Boards Australian Council of Professions Universities Australia Australian Government Department of Health Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency