5 episodes

Helping you understand psychology accreditation and the role of APAC.

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Helping you understand psychology accreditation and the role of APAC.

    What’s it like to be assessed?

    What’s it like to be assessed?

    What’s it like to have your learning and teaching, your facilities and your curriculum examined, and to have staff and students chat with our assessors? Associate Professor Linda Byrne is deputy head of the School of Psychology at Deakin University, where she was a key participant in the assessment process that APAC carried out there in 2020.

    • 21 min
    Accreditation: a brief history and why it matters

    Accreditation: a brief history and why it matters

    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. 

    • 39 min
    On the outside looking in

    On the outside looking in

    Meet one of our Assessors, who shares her insights into psychology education and into the assessment process that underpins program accreditation. Professor Elizabeth Jones is Head of the Department of Psychology at Monash University Malaysia and a veteran of many site visits. Liz is a member of our Accreditation Assessment Committee.

    • 26 min
    Inside the engine room: APAC‘s Accreditation Assessment Committee

    Inside the engine room: APAC‘s Accreditation Assessment Committee

    What is APAC's Accreditation Assessment Committee? What does it do, who serves on it and how does it carry out its duties, including site visits? AAC Chair, Professor Alison Garton, takes us through the answers.

    • 30 min
    Assessments: why, how and when?

    Assessments: why, how and when?

    We launch our podcast series by talking about why APAC accreditation assessments matter and how education providers can get ready to make an assessment a painless process. To do that, we're joined by Nghi Robinson, who is APAC’s Accreditation Manager.

    • 30 min

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