accreditation is a multi level process which aims to evaluate and
continuously improve educational effectiveness based on firstly self
evaluation by the relevant program followed by verification and
validation by the Council.
The CCEA undertakes the accreditation
Developing Standards for First
Professional Chiropractic Programs (“Standards”) which set out the
accreditation process for review and evaluation of Programs. These
Standards emphasise the use of outcomes assessment measures and detail the
Criteria for Accreditation which establish the minimum education expected to be
received by students who are studying to be primary health care clinicians.
Maintaining an Accreditation
Committee. The Accreditation Committee is responsible for interpreting the Standards,
implementing the process of accreditation and certifying the quality and
integrity of Australasian Chiropractic Programs through the evaluation of their
compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation. The Accreditation
Committee also provides recommendations to Chiropractic Programs on issues of
effectiveness and program quality.
The purpose of the accreditation
process is to determine that chiropractic programs:
have a clearly defined mission and
goals consistent with the Foreword of the Standards, with
maintain conditions under which the
achievement of these objectives can reasonably be expected;
are in fact achieving these objectives
can be expected to continue to achieve
these objectives in the future.
In order to enhance a Chiropractic
Program’s effectiveness, the Accreditation Committee will:
encourage improvement through
continuous self study and review; and
provide counsel and assistance to
established and developing Chiropractic Programs.
access information regarding the Accreditation Committee,
Accreditation Documentation and the current accreditation status of
Australasian Chiropractic Programs, please click on relevant link in
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