CCEA Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee is a constituted committee established by the CCEA Board of Directors. The committee (subject to oversight by the Board of Directors) is responsible for the accreditation of chiropractic programs and providers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The Accreditation Committee meets twice a year face to face with additional teleconferences held as needed.

For details about the committee, please review the Accreditation Committee Terms of Reference.

Call for Nominations: Committee on Accreditation

The CCEA is calling for nominations from suitable candidates to join the Committee on Accreditation(AC), as a committee of the CCEA Board. The AC is responsible for the accreditation of chiropractic programs and providers in Australia and New Zealand. Further information about the committee can be found in the Terms of Reference and Chair Role Description.

CCEA currently has at least two (2) positions to be filled for a period of three (3) years duration. Positions are currently available as committee member and committee Chairperson. 

Candidates are considered based on skills and experience, and in accordance with the following eligibility criteria:

• Appropriate knowledge, experience and/or involvement in accreditation procedures (Chiropractor or non-Chiropractor)
• Senior academic currently employed in chiropractic programs in Australia or New Zealand
• Full-time practising chiropractor
• Community member whose primary experience is as a health consumer

This call for nominations will be circulated to members and stakeholders. Nominations, and subsequent appointment, will be considered by the CCEA Board at its meeting on 26 May 2019 in accordance with the CCEA Constitution and associated policies.  

To apply candidates must provide:

• Current brief resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) (3 pages max, submitted as a Word document)
• Completed Nomination Form

Nominations are to be submitted to:

Caroline Khalil
Executive Officer
Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited
Via email to:

Applications close COB Friday 26 April 2019. Candidates should note that late and / or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

CCEA Board of Directors

Under clause 37.2 of the Constitution, the Board shall use its best endeavours to procure that the Elected Directors (from time to time) consist of: 

- 2 persons who are currently registered chiropractors in Australia;
- 2 persons who are nominated by CCEA-accredited chiropractic programs in Australia and New Zealand;
- 1 person who is nominated by CCEA accredited programs in Asia;
- 1 person from another regulated health profession; and
- 2 senior independent persons in education, business or the community who represent the public and who are not members of the chiropractic profession.

In accordance with clause 37.3 of the Constitution, the Board shall ensure that each Elected Director is experienced in processes of evaluation, accreditation and wise governance.  

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

CCEA is a public company limited by guaranteed registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).  As such, Directors have statutory responsibilities as articulated in the Corporations Act 2001.

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of CEEA.  While the Executive Officer leads day-to-day operations, the Board-Executive Officer relationship is a partnership and the appropriate involvement of the Board of Directors is both critical and expected. 

Generic skills matrix

Strategy:  Ability to think strategically and critically assess strategic opportunities and threats and develop effective strategies in the context of the strategic objectives of CCEA and relevant national policies and priorities

Policy development:  Ability to identify key issues for CCEA and develop appropriate policies to define parameters within which the company should operate

Financial performance:  Ability to read, understand and critically analyse financial statements

Risk and compliance oversight:  Ability to identify key risk to CCEA in a wide range of areas including legal and regulatory compliance and monitor risk and compliance frameworks and systems

Corporate governance:  Knowledge and experience in best practice corporate governance structures, policies and processes

Community and stakeholder engagement:  High level reputation and networks in the profession/community

Industry experience:  Exposure to national registration and/or accreditation including accreditation of profession specific programs of study