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Meet the team and APAC Board to learn about what we do here at APAC

Who we are

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Ltd is an independent quality and standards organisation, appointed by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as the higher education accreditation authority for the psychology profession in Australia.

APAC accredits more than 850 programs of study across 42 higher education providers including Australian university programs delivered in Malaysia and Singapore. APAC has 25 certified expert assessors on its register who contribute to APAC’s program of assessments and advisory work.

Governance

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council Ltd is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS), we are the appointed accrediting authority for psychology in Australia pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law).

The Council is appointed under an agreement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and reports regularly to the PsyBA.

Our Vision

To improve societal well-being through ensuring high-quality education and training in psychology.

Our Purpose

To set, maintain and assess against standards for education and training in psychology.

Our Values

Integrity | Professionalism | Responsiveness | Respect

Constitution

APAC’s constitution provides the framework for how it operates. It outlines the system of governance, the powers of the APAC Board of Directors (APAC Board), and the rights and obligations of its members. APAC’s constitution is a public document.

Our Strategic Plan

View our Strategic Plan (PDF).

Complaints

Along with other accreditation bodies in the NRAS, APAC is now subject to oversight by the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman (NHPO).

This means our stakeholders have access to an independent process for managing complaints about APAC’s work and our handling of private information.

Make a complaint.

What we do

Develop and maintain standards for the education and training of psychologists for approval by the PsyBA.

Assess higher education providers’ (HEP) psychology programs of study to determine whether they meet the approved Accreditation Standards.

Monitor HEPs’ accredited psychology programs of study to ensure they continue to meet the approved Accreditation Standards.

Provide advice and consultation to the PsyBA, governments, and other bodies on matters of education and training relevant to the psychology profession and discipline.

Meet the Board

APAC Board of Directors

Adjunct Professor John Dunn (Chair)
BA (Hons), PhD

John is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia and at the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Previously, he has been the Chair of APAC, Chair of HODSPA and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.

John is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia and at the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Previously, he has been the Chair of APAC, Chair of HODSPA and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.

He is a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society and a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the International Association of Applied Psychology, the Cognitive Science Society, Society for Mathematical Psychology and the Australasian Mathematical Psychology Society.

John obtained his PhD in 1984 from the University of Western Australia. He has since worked at the University of Western Australia, the University of Queensland, the University of Adelaide, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University.

His research is focused on cognitive psychology, human memory, reasoning, decision-making, cognitive modelling, mathematical psychology and methodological issues in human experimental psychology. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and one book.

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Professor Mary Katsikitis (Deputy Chair)
BA (Hons), PhD

Mary is the Dean People and Resources for the College of Education, Psychology, and Social Work at Flinders University, South Australia.

Mary is the Dean People and Resources for the College of Education, Psychology, and Social Work at Flinders University, South Australia. Mary has worked for many years in academia, primarily at the University of Adelaide and the University of the Sunshine Coast. She also spent several years as the inaugural Manager of Science and Education at the Australian Psychological Society in Melbourne.

Mary is a previous member of both the Board and the Accreditation Assessment Committee (AAC) for the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. With a background in psychology, Mary is also endorsed in clinical and health psychology. Her research interests and funding received focus on improving the mental health of adults and promoting well-being in the community.

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Mr Mark Eldridge
BBus (Acct), FCPA, GAICD

Mark is a recently retired Senior Finance Executive with expertise across a broad range of finance and commercial areas.

Mark is a recently retired Senior Finance Executive with expertise across a broad range of finance and commercial areas. He has extensive skills in accounting/finance, internal controls, strategy development, planning and systems development and implementation. Mark worked with Rio Tinto for over 30 years in various senior management roles, leading global finance teams.

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Ms Jillian Harrington
BSc, MA (Psych), FCCLP, GAICD

A Registered Psychologist with Endorsement in Clinical Psychology, Jillian works in private practice and is a long-standing employer and board-approved supervisor of psychologists, across the career span.

A Registered Psychologist with Endorsement in Clinical Psychology, Jillian works in private practice and is a long-standing employer and board-approved supervisor of psychologists, across the career span. Jillian’s areas of clinical interest include perinatal and infant mental health, developmental trauma and neglect, traumatic brain injury, emergency services and veteran mental health.

An experienced Company Director and Graduate of the AICD, Jillian has held corporate and clinical governance roles in primary care, including as a Director of a Primary Health Network. In 2018 Jillian was appointed to the Medicare Review Taskforce’s Mental Health Reference Group and continues to consult with government and other stakeholders in the mental health and primary care sector.

Jillian is currently the national health policy Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She is a Director of the Blue Knot Foundation and President of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia.

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Mr Robert Fearnside
BEd, BEcon, MBA |

Robert retired from the position of Deputy Executive Director (Academic) of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications in 2019. Before going to Hong Kong in 2010 he was the Deputy Director of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.

Robert retired from the position of Deputy Executive Director (Academic) of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications in 2019. Before going to Hong Kong in 2010 he was the Deputy Director of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) with responsibility for registration of vocational and higher education providers and the accreditation of vocational, higher education and senior secondary qualifications.

Prior to working at the VRQA, Robert was the Director of the Victorian Qualifications Authority and a Director in the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) with responsibility for performance audits of TAFE Institutes and universities. Before joining VAGO Robert was an Assistant General Manager with the Victorian Department of Education with responsibility for the triennial review program for Victorian government schools. Robert is also currently a member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Board.

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Associate Professor Melissa Davis
PhD, MPsych (Clinical), GC Tertiary Education (Management), GC (Tertiary Teaching), BA (Psych) (Hons)

Melissa is an experienced academic and leader in psychology education. She is currently the Academic Lead for Professional Psychology within the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University (ECU). Before this Melissa held the role of Associate Dean (Psychology and Criminology) at ECU.

PhD, MPsych (Clinical), GC Tertiary Education (Management), GC (Tertiary Teaching), BA (Psych) (Hons)

Melissa is an experienced academic and leader in psychology education. She is currently the Academic Lead for Professional Psychology within the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University (ECU). Before this Melissa held the role of Associate Dean (Psychology and Criminology) at ECU.

She has also held other leadership roles in psychology education including the inaugural course coordinator of the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) at ECU, Master of Professional Psychology at both ECU and Curtin University, and the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University.

Melissa has also held roles on national committees related to psychology education and training, including the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, APS Division of Education, Research and Training, APS Psychology Education Interest Group and the Psychology Board of Australia National Psychology Examination Committee.

She has substantial experience in professional accreditation as a member of the APAC Accreditation Assessment Committee (AAC) and member of the Australian Dietetics Council Assessment Committee.

Melissa has a professional background as a clinical psychologist working with children and adolescents. She teaches and supervises postgraduate psychology students and her research interests focus around psychology education, including competency development and assessment and psychology trainee wellbeing.

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Associate Professor Kaye Frankcom
GAICD, BA, BSW, Grad Dip. Counselling Psych., Master Clinical Psychology, Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)

Kaye is a highly accomplished businesswoman and a leader in the health sector. She is an endorsed clinical and counselling psychologist, consultant and business coach to psychologists, in-demand speaker and trainer and has held national roles in psychology regulation and professional standards.

Kaye is a highly accomplished businesswoman and a leader in the health sector. She is an endorsed clinical and counselling psychologist, consultant and business coach to psychologists, in-demand speaker and trainer and has held national roles in psychology regulation and professional standards.

She built a successful group psychology practice in Williamstown, Victoria, which she sold in 2018. Her leadership resume includes Deputy Mayor of a country city council, NED in the Primary Care and Social Welfare sectors, first female President of the Psychologists Board of Victoria, co-founder of the first Centre against Sexual Assault established outside Melbourne more than 30 years ago.

She was appointed to the first Psychology Board of Australia and was instrumental in the process of establishing national standards for the psychology profession. More recently, she has been appointed to clinical governance roles in primary health networks, has undertaken reviews of various private practice and NFP agencies and mentored and coached psychology practice directors nationally. She is a Board approved supervisor and was the foundational trainer for the supervisor training program at the APS.

She is the lead author of Fit for Practice: Everything you wanted to know about starting your own psychology practice in Australia but were afraid to ask (published November 2016, co-authored with Professor Bruce Stevens and Dr Phil Watts) and more recently Creating Impact: The four pillars of private psychology practice (published 2022, co-authored with Nathan Castle, Daryl Chow, Aaron Frost and RaeLynn Alvarez Wicklein).

She is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Deakin University, and is assisting in the devising of new Master level clinical psychology training programs for registered psychologists.

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Professor Gene Moyle
DipDance (ABS), BA (Dance), BA (Psych/Human Movement Studies), PGDipProfPsych, MPsych (Sport and Exercise), DPsych (Sport and Exercise), ARAD, FAPS, FCSEP, GAICD, SFHEA |

Gene is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Programs and Partnerships) at the Queensland University of Technology. A Registered Psychologist with Endorsement in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Gene’s background as a professional ballet dancer has seen her work in both private practice and with organisations across the elite sport, corporate and performing arts sectors.

Gene is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Programs and Partnerships) at the Queensland University of Technology. A Registered Psychologist with Endorsement in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Gene’s background as a professional ballet dancer has seen her work in both private practice and with organisations across the elite sport, corporate and performing arts sectors.

She is currently an Advisory Member of the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code Expert Advisory, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, a Board Member of CIRCA, a Group Management Committee Member of the Committee for Brisbane, a Non-Executive Advisory Board Member of b.partners, an Assessor and Mentor for Arts QLD, a member of the Mental Health Working Group for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and current Chair of the Queensland Universities 2032 Games Engagement Committee.

Gene previously served on a range of boards and committees including as Practitioner Member of the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia, National Chair – Australian Psychological Society College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists, Non-Executive Director of the Queensland Ballet and President of Ausdance National. Her research interests focus upon the application of, and research into, performance psychology and performance enhancement.

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Meet our AAC members

Accreditation Assessment Committee

Associate Professor Carina Chan

Carina Chan is an Associate Professor and the Department Coordinator in Learning and Teaching in the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy at La Trobe University.

Carina Chan is an Associate Professor and the Department Coordinator in Learning and Teaching in the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy at La Trobe University.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Dr Chan is an experienced psychology educator, with passion in teaching innovation and enhancing students’ employability.

Trained in Health Psychology and a graduate of the University of Auckland, Carina’s research has focused on health promotion and disease management for the past 20 years and she has been involved in research projects in both developed and developing countries.

Her current research focuses on psychosocial issues associated with ageing, chronic disease prevention and management and community engagement in regional/rural settings. Dr Chan is Associate Editor of the journal Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine.

Carina has won multiple national and international research, teaching and service awards, including Teaching Award at La Trobe University (2023), Pro-Vice Chancellor (PVC)’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Monash University (2012, 2010, 2009), Young Scientist Award by International Diabetes Federation (2013) and the Contribution to International Collaborations Award by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (2014).

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Professor Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Adelaide with a background as a clinician working with children and families.

Rachel Roberts is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Adelaide with a background as a clinician working with children and families.

She is a Registered Psychologist, with Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical, Health and Neuropsychology,

As an academic she teaches at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels, as well as leading research to understand the experiences of disadvantaged populations and improve mental health interventions, including with children with disability and health conditions.

She also conducts research aiming to improve professional education in psychology. She has experience as Head of School, Program, Course, Internship and Placement Coordination. She has been a member of the APAC AAC since 2015.

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Meet our Assessors

APAC Assessors

Professor Lauren Breen

Lauren Breen is a professor of psychology at Curtin University and a registered psychologist with endorsement in community psychology.

Lauren Breen is a professor of psychology at Curtin University and a registered psychologist with endorsement in community psychology. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Teaching) more than 20 years ago.

In 2003, she was part of a team awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching for their work on student retention. In 2019, she became a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

Lauren is known internationally for her research on the psychology of grief and loss across the lifespan and its intersection with mental health. She has delivered keynote presentations around the world (e.g., USA, Scotland, Indonesia, Ireland, and Singapore) and her TEDx talk “Six myths about grief to bust for yourself, and your loved ones” has achieved over 50,000 views.

Edited with Carrie Traher, her book The Routledge International Handbook of Child and Adolescent Grief in Contemporary Contexts was published in 2024. Lauren’s career objectives are to conduct high-quality research and facilitate the development of future health professionals for the benefit of the community.

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Dr Chelsea Hyde

Chelsea Hyde is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne and Course Coordinator of the Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) program.

Chelsea Hyde is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne and Course Coordinator of the Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) program.

Chelsea is an endorsed Educational and Developmental psychologist, board approved supervisor and an accredited supervisor masterclass training provider.

Chelsea has more than 15 years’ practical experience working as a psychologist within government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria and Queensland across both regional and metropolitan areas.

Chelsea is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and committee member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Chelsea also has a developed media profile, provided regular comment on current issues for school students.

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Professor Andrea Reupert

Andrea Reupert is the Head of the Educational Psychology and Counselling School in the Faculty of Education at Monash University.

Andrea Reupert is the Head of the Educational Psychology and Counselling School in the Faculty of Education at Monash University.

Having spent nine years as a school psychologist in Victoria and Queensland, Andrea has accumulated more than two decades of experience working in various university settings, including G08 and other universities.

In addition to her work with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, Andrea is a psychology and counselling expert for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).  She also holds a specialist appointment for psychology and counselling programs for the Hong Kong Council of the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

Other previous educational leadership positions include serving as the inaugural course leader for the Master of Professional Psychology program and Director of Psychology Programs, both at Monash.

As the Editor in Chief of Advances in Mental Health, she is internationally recognised as a research expert in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. She is committed to inspiring students and contributing to the field of psychology through innovative research, effective pedagogy and curriculum development.

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Associate Professor Bruce Watt

Bruce Watt is a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, employed as an associate professor with Bond University.

Bruce Watt is a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, employed as an associate professor with Bond University.

Commencing his career researching interventions with incarcerated violent offenders, he has subsequently investigated family-based interventions for antisocial youth, predictors of juvenile violent recidivism, and community correlates of violence and psychopathy.

He has taught various subjects across undergraduate, honours and Masters of Psychology programs, and is former Head of School for Bond University Psychology.

Dr Watt commenced as an APAC Assessor in 2019.

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Professor Mark Wiggins

Mark Wiggins is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University.

Mark Wiggins is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University.

He gained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a Registered Psychologist in Australia with an endorsed area of practice in Organisational Psychology.

He was previously the Course Director of the Master of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University and continues to teach units in professional practice and human factors.

Mark’s research interests lie in the assessment and development of skilled performance, particularly in the context of cognitive skills such as diagnosis, sensemaking, and situation assessment. Together with his students, he developed the EXPERT Intensive Skills Evaluation (EXPERTise 2.0) software which has been used to assess the diagnostic skills of practitioners across a range of contexts.

He has led a number of national and international research projects in domains including transportation, energy transmission and distribution, medicine, and software engineering. Mark has been an APAC Assessor since 2019.

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Meet the team

CEO

David Ensor
CEO |

I am a passionate and experienced leader in education and development, with more than 30 years of experience in leading change and growth.

I am a passionate and experienced leader in education and development, with more than 30 years of experience in leading change and growth.

I was previously CEO with International Needs Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that works with local partners to create lasting change in South, Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa.

Originally from Southern Africa, where I led a rural education NGO for six years, I moved to Australia in 1999. My work in South Africa was recognised by then President Nelson Mandela with a Presidential Education Award.

I subsequently led the parliamentary transformation program funded by the European Union to support the transition of the newly democratic South African parliamentary system.

I have held senior roles in Australian higher education, including as Chief Operating Officer at La Trobe University. As a Director in the South Australian Department of Education I was responsible for managing more than $320 million in school funding.

I hold a Master of Education in Adult Education from the University of the Witwatersrand.

 

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APAC team

Michelle Mosiere
Accreditation Manager

Michelle has a diverse background in education, communications and regulation.

Michelle has a diverse background in education, communications and regulation.

A qualified teacher with a PhD in German and Comparative Literature, she has worked as a higher education consultant in regulation and quality, an assessment and case manager at TEQSA, a media spokesperson and communications manager for the Victorian Ombudsman, a broadcaster with SBS, and a lecturer at RMIT University and Swinburne University.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys fine dining and great bottles of wine, or simply curling up with her cat and streaming top-quality entertainment.

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Stephanie Korilis
Assistant Accreditation Manager

Stephanie joined APAC in May 2020 as our Senior Accreditation Officer and was promoted to Assistant Accreditation Manager in October 2022.

Stephanie joined APAC in May 2020 as our Senior Accreditation Officer and was promoted to Assistant Accreditation Manager in October 2022. From facilitating and coordinating assessments, through to looking at ways to improve the quality and efficiency of APAC’s accreditation activities, Stephanie brings a wealth of experience from the education sector to her role here at APAC.

Stephanie’s previous experience includes leadership positions at higher education providers in the areas of student experience, administration, welfare and operations. With a focus on the improvement of student engagement and satisfaction scores, Stephanie achieved great results and contributed significantly towards the improvement of student support services.

Stephanie is adaptable and compassionate, committed and values integrity and responsibility. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys painting, keeping fit through boxing, travelling, hiking and photography.

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Olga Rudakova
Senior Accreditation Officer

Olga joined APAC in December 2022 as our Senior Accreditation Officer.

Olga joined APAC in December 2022 as our Senior Accreditation Officer. Olga completed legal, pedagogical and economics higher education study courses in Australia and overseas.

Before joining APAC Olga was providing a high level of administrative support at the nation’s largest not-for-profit health, aged care and education services providers. She also worked for immigration services firms specialising in student, family, humanitarian and professional migration visa services.

Olga’s work background and legal training has given her a strong eye for detail and a customer-focused empathetic approach to her work.

Olga enjoys travelling both locally and internationally and loves her Tonkinese cat Chai. When time permits, she loves to do dance classes, take long walks and is a regular at the gym.

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Alana Pattrick
Accreditation Officer

Alana started at APAC as our Accreditation Administrator after working at the Australian Dental Council for five years.

Alana started at APAC as our Accreditation Administrator after working at the Australian Dental Council for five years. As the Assessments Coordinator, Alana’s duties were to manage the initial stage of the assessment process for candidates seeking registration as a dentist in Australia.

Alana previously enjoyed roles within education, working at Evocca College and Tintern Schools in administration. Alana holds a Diploma in Business Administration and enjoys progressing her skills in this field, particularly around communication.

Outside of work, Alana loves spending time with her family, watching sport, particularly AFL (Go Saints) and the NBL – thankfully Melbourne United make ups for her ‘not so successful’ football team.

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Annette Pettersen
Office Manager

Annette joined APAC in January 2017 as the Office Manager, she has extensive experience in providing executive support across many industries and brings that knowledge to her role.

Annette joined APAC in January 2017 as the Office Manager, she has extensive experience in providing executive support across many industries and brings that knowledge to her role.

Annette’s position encompasses a number of different areas within the organisation. Not only is she responsible for all aspects relating to the APAC office functionality which includes processing of office accounts and payroll, but she also provides assistance to the CEO and the Board of Directors. Annette has completed her Certificate IV in HR and has taken on the role of HR Representative at APAC also.

Annette enjoys amateur furniture restoration and socialising with friends and family.

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David Glanz
Communications Advisor

David is an experienced communications specialist with a career grounded in newspaper journalism.

David is an experienced communications specialist with a career grounded in newspaper journalism. As a senior communicator, roles have involved writing and editing, developing and diversifying a dynamic social media presence, and web publishing.

Before joining APAC in 2021, David held senior communications roles at RMIT University, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

David enjoys relating to diverse audiences across genders, cultures and ages, while leading innovation in communications and influencing stakeholders.

He is a gold member of Melbourne Victory football club, aims for 10,000+ steps a day and is looking forward to travelling once again post-lockdown.

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Kavitha Faruqui
Business Analyst

Kavitha is responsible for the coordination of database management, data integrity and analysis and production of statistical reports to support our business.

Kavitha is responsible for the coordination of database management, data integrity and analysis and production of statistical reports to support our business.

Kavitha also supports a range of business-wide quality improvement projects. She is customer-centric, focused, professional and has a growth mindset which enables her to make positive contributions to our team and her career. Kavitha likes to sketch and enjoys trying new recipes. She’s a huge cricket fan.

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Kylie Weaver
Operational Efficiency

Kylie has a background as a technical writer, business analyst, project manager and agile Scrum coach (sometimes all at once).

Kylie has a background as a technical writer, business analyst, project manager and agile Scrum coach (sometimes all at once).

She has an honours degree in English Literature but a career largely based in software development.

Her contracting career has taught her a lot about delivering under pressure and she has always been fascinated by projects and team dynamics.

She has seen happy teams consistently outperform unhappy ones so she strives to create collaborative and safe team cultures to build high performing teams.

She loves food, wine, people, animals and being out in nature (but not camping because she likes a comfortable bed).

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Anna To
Senior Advisor, Risk and Reporting

Anna joined APAC to work on strategic projects, including developing and implementing a risk-based approach to regulatory decision-making.

Anna joined APAC in October 2023 to work on strategic projects, including developing and implementing a risk-based approach to regulatory decision-making. Anna specialises in strategy, project management and delivering data insights and has worked in different sectors, including higher education, government, and not-for profit.

Before joining APAC, Anna led the strategy for learner retention at Federation University and designed and managed programs to improve student support and retention. She has also worked as a strategy analyst at Victoria University, an analyst and research fellow at Melbourne University, and higher education consultant in strategy and planning.

In her spare time, Anna is glued to the screen whenever there is a tennis match.

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Our Committees

As part of APAC’s governance arrangements and accreditation responsibilities, the APAC Board has established a series of committees. These help APAC fulfil its strategic goals and meet its legal obligations.

The APAC Board appoints a Chair and sets out terms of reference for each committee. Each committee makes recommendations to the APAC Board.

Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

The role of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC) is to advise the APAC Board on the discharge of its corporate governance responsibilities to exercise due care, diligence and skill in relation to:

  • risk management
  • the Company’s auditors, including their independence
  • the integrity of financial reporting of the company and its compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulation
  • the maintenance of sound internal control systems
  • any other matter referred to FRAC by the Board

 

Accreditation Assessment Committee

The Accreditation Assessment Committee (AAC) is a standing committee of the APAC Board.

The AAC is composed of experienced and trained accreditation assessors who provide expert accreditation assessments, accreditation reports and recommendations and advice to the APAC Board on a broad range of matters concerning teaching, learning and competency in psychology.

The AAC is advisory to the APAC Board who reports its accreditation decisions to the PsyBA.

Annual reports

Following the conclusion of each financial year, APAC publishes an annual report to provide updates on its operations, accreditation activities and an overview of its accredited programs.

APAC Annual report 2014

APAC Annual report 2015

APAC Annual report 2016

APAC Annual report 2017 – 2018

APAC Annual report 2018 – 2019

APAC Annual report 2019 – 2020

APAC Annual report 2020 – 2021

APAC Annual report 2021 – 2022

APAC Annual report 2022 – 2023

What’s the reason for accreditation and does it serve a positive purpose? In this episode we discuss the value and validity of the accreditation process itself. Our guest is Michael Carpenter, CEO of APAC and a Board member of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), the Australian Institute of Business and the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia. The paper referred to in the discussion is published by BMC Medical Education and can be found at https://rdcu.be/cIY2k.

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