Assessing Authorities

Item Abbr. Full Form Functions
1 AACA Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Develops and reviews the National Standard of Competency for Architects on behalf of Architects
2 AASW Australian Association of Social Workers Limited The professional representative body of social workers in Australia
3 ACECQA Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority The independent national authority that assists governments in administering the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care
4 ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine A professional organisation for medical physicists, biomedical engineers and allied professionals in Australia and New Zealand
5 ACS Australian Computer Society Incorporated A professional association for Australia’s technology sector
6 ACWA Australian Community Workers Association Inc A professional association that leads the development, identity, registration and recognition of the community work profession in Australia
7 ADC Australian Dental Council Limited An independent accreditation authority for the Australian dental proffesions
8 AIMS Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists Represents medical scientists working throughout Australia in all disciplines of laboratory medicine.
9 AIQS The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors A peak professional body for quantity surveyors and other built environment cost professionals
10 AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited A profesional association that develops expertise and empowering teachers and school leaders to create better education outcomes for Australian children
11 AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority A national agency responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime aviation search and rescue
12 ANMAC Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited A professional  organisation that assesses and accredits nursing and midwifery programs that lead to eligibility to apply for registration or endorsement
13 ANZPAC Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited An authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the podiatry profession
14 ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine A sole professional society for those multiple professionals practising in nuclear medicine across Australia and New Zealand.
15 AOAC Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited An independent accrediting authority for osteopathy education under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
16 AOPA The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited A national peak professional body regulating the orthotic/prosthetic profession in Australia.
17 APC Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited An accreditation authority to guarantee the standards for physiotherapy in Australia
18 APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council Ltd A national accreditation authority for pharmacy education and training. Our work protects public health
19 APS The Australian Psychological Society Limited One of the professional associations for psychologists in Australia
20 ASMIRT Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy A peak body representing medical radiation practitioners in Australia
21 AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated A gazetted body for assessing skills ofthose who wishto work as a veterinarian in Australia.
22 CAANZ Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand A professional body that promotes the Chartered Accountant (CA) designation and high ethical standards, delivers world-class services and life-long education to members and advocates for the public good
23 CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority A government body that regulates Australian aviation safety.
24 CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited An independent accrediting authority for chiropractic education
25 CMBA Chinese Medicine Board of Australia A profesional body that develops and consults on registration standards, codes and guidelines for the profession. registering Chinese medicine practitioners and students.
26 CPAA CPA Australia Ltd A professional accounting body in Australia
27 DAA Dietitians Association of Australia A leading voice in nutrition and dietetics in Australia
28 Engineers Australia The Institution of Engineers Australia A peak body for the engineering profession in Australia
29 IML Institute of Managers and Leaders Limited A peak body association for management and leadership professionals
30 IPA Institute of Public Accountants Ltd A professional  organisation that specialises in small business accountin
31 MedBA Medical Board of Australia A profesional body responsible for regulating medical practitioners practising in Australia
32 NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd The national standards and certifying authority for translators and interpreters in Australia
33 OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited An independent external agency that assesses optometry programs in Australia and New Zealand
34 OTC Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd An independent  organisation whose purpose is to ensure that standards of education, training and assessment of occupational therapists
35 PodBA Podiatry Board of Australia A profesional body that develops standards, codes and guidelines for the podiatry profession
36 SPA The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited A national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia
37 SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Limited A peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science
38 TRA Trades Recognition Australia A skills assessment service for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia
39 VETASSESS Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services A leading vocational education and training (VET) skills assessment provider for both migration and national skills recognition
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