The June 2015 workshop initiated an open stakeholder dialogue on the role accreditation might play in enhancing interprofessional education. The workshop was attended by stakeholders such as health service executives, education providers, academics in the field of interprofessional education, national boards and other accreditation authorities.
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.
Inter-agency collaboration to create efficiencies – a pilot between ANMAC and the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)
The project was the first and currently only formal inter-agency arrangement conducted to identify: similarities in organisational requirements/processes, areas for collaboration; opportunities for sharing resources and the feasibility of a mutual recognition system in the assessment and accreditation of Australian higher education providers.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ANMAC and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – an alliance to support nursing education programs in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector
ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s VET sector and is responsible for regulating Diploma of Nursing courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. In parallel, ANMAC is responsible for developing the content of education accreditation standards and determining whether programs of study for nurses and midwives seeking to practice in Australia meet the required education standards.