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A program is discontinued upon receipt of notification from the higher education provider (HEP) that it no longer offers the program of study. No new enrolments are accepted in the program and the program is no longer APAC accredited from the date advised by the HEP.
Accreditation without conditions
A program is granted accreditation without conditions when it meets all the Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation with conditions
A program is granted accredited with conditions when:
- it meets most of the Accreditation Standards, and those not met at the time of assessment are likely to be met within the time specified by APAC.
- a higher education provider makes changes to its program and/or its supporting resources after the accreditation process such that the program no longer meets the Standards, and the Standards not met at the time of assessment are likely to be met within the time specified by APAC.
A program is placed in teach out upon receipt of notification from the higher education provider (HEP) that it’s no longer taking any new enrolments in the taught out program. The program will remain accredited (with or without conditions) until all students have either graduated or transferred out of the program, or unless otherwise specified by the HEP.
This is determined if the accreditation period has come to an end and no application has been made and assessment for reaccreditation has been undertaken, or an application for reaccreditation has been made after the expiry of the accreditation period and the program has not been assessed for reaccreditation. Programs with this status are not APAC accredited.
Programs on this website are APAC accredited programs which are currently active and taking enrolments by the education provider.
APAC accredited programs that are discontinued are listed for a period of time and then removed. If you are unable to locate a discontinued program on this page and to ascertain if a discontinued program was APAC accredited at a specific point in time, please complete the academic transcript check form.
Programs currently under assessment are not listed and will be added once the assessment is complete. APAC is unable to provide any further information on programs being assessed until the assessment process is complete.
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Frequently asked questions
Do I automatically become registered as a psychologist if I complete an accredited program?Upon completion of the required psychology program of study, graduates are required to gain provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) in order to practice as a psychologist within their scope of practice in Australia. Please note, the PsyBA develop the registration standards, codes and guidelines for the psychology profession including the requirements for registration, as well as assess individual suitability for registration. For further information, please refer to the PsyBA website.
Does APAC accredit individual units of study?APAC accredits programs as a whole and while APAC does not accredit individual units, it is important to note that the accredited sequence (the required units) must be completed to satisfy the requirements of the APAC accredited program. APAC recommends contacting the education provider directly for advice to ensure that you have met all requirements.
Does APAC recommend a particular program or provider?As an accreditation authority, APAC does not have a ranking system in place, nor does it give any advice regarding which program of study or education provider is best. If you require further information, including which education provider you should apply to or about the individual education provider’s admission processes, it is recommended that you contact education providers directly and comparing its programs of study and other relevant services to make an informed decision. Alternatively, more information about a career in psychology can also be found on the Australian Psychological Society’s website.
Does APAC see an online degree as more or less favourable to an on campus degree?The delivery mode does not have any impact as long as the program is accredited.
If a program is accredited with conditions, how can I find out what the conditions are?APAC publishes reports on the accreditation reports page that summarise the key accreditation assessment findings following each assessment it conducts. However, to obtain the full details of the conditions of accreditation imposed on a program, you should contact the relevant education provider.
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