Course Accreditation

As stated in the APA Professional Development Guidelines, all courses that are conducted under the auspices of the APA are required to pass the APA Course Accreditation Process. Providers of Professional Development who would like to apply for Accreditation through the APA are expected to read the guidelines below, and complete the relevant application form. The completed application must be submitted to the Education Advisory Committee (EAC)/Education Advisory Sub-Committee (EASC) via the National Office.

Application for accreditation should commence approximately 6 months before the intended date for delivery of the course.

APA National Group Professional Development

APA National Groups may apply for accreditation of courses through the EAC/EASC.

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded here:

APA Guide to Course Accreditation

Application for Course Accreditation - APA National Group

N.B. Course accreditation is a mechanism to ensure quality professional development activities and is a separate process from course administration and coordination.

External Providers of Professional Development

External providers of professional development can apply to have their courses reviewed through the EAC/EASC. An external course accredited by the APA must meet the same stringent standards and is subject to the same requirements as an accredited course conducted under the auspices of the APA. APA members must be offered a reduced fee when an external course is accredited by the APA.

Benefits of accreditation for external providers include advertising in the APA Magazine, use of the Accredited by APA logo, and the opportunity for APA members to accrue continuing professional development (CPD) hours by attending.

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded here:
APA Guide to Course Accreditation

APA Accreditation of External Courses Policy

Process and Procedure for Accreditation of Professional Development

Application for Course Accreditation – External Provider

APA Endorsed Professional Development Activity

If your professional development activity is 2 hours or less in length, it can be endorsed by the APA office following receipt of information. An APA Endorsed PD Activity may also occur in exceptional circumstances with a longer course duration but was notified at short notice from an overseas esteemed academic/lecturer/clinician.

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded here:
APA Endorsed Professional Development Activity – APA National Group

APA Endorsed Professional Development Activity – External Provider

For further information about the current process please contact accreditation@physiotherapy.asn.au.