Provision of Executive and Secretariat support to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council – an entity similar in scope to ANMAC.
ANMAC or ANMC as it was previously known has been in operation since 1994 and at the inception of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in 2010 was appointed to undertake the accreditation function for nurses and midwives. The ability to include the secretariat and executive support function for AOAC was deemed a plausible business initiative for ANMAC as the appropriate infrastructure was in place including corporate knowledge, policies, systems and processes.
In 2014, the ADC engaged with many of the specialist academies and societies to identify how the duplication of effort could be reduced and the two processes aligned. A revised ADC accreditation process for specialist dental programs was developed that required a specialist assessor to be included in the ADC SET for each specialist program being reviewed. Each of the relevant academies or societies were invited to nominate members to the pool of ADC Accreditation Assessors to fill these roles.
In 2014 the ADC agreed on a gradual shift to more risk-based accreditation processes. In this case, risk was defined as the risk of a program failing to meet one or more of the ADC Accreditation Standards. The desired end goal of such a shift is that programs deemed to be at low risk of not meeting the Accreditation Standards can be subject to a more focussed and ‘right touch’ accreditation process, while those deemed to be at higher risk of not meeting the accreditation standards can be subject to a more rigorous accreditation process. As a first step on this journey the ADC revised its annual reporting process to focus on the collection of ‘risk data’ for each accredited program.
The web portal allows our candidates from Australia and overseas to commence their registration journey using the latest technology, including phone and tablet platforms. The online eligibility processes have streamlined the way that we can provide our examination and assessment services and are moving us to a paper-less environment.