The ACMHN offers accreditation to education providers who provide postgraduate mental health nursing programs. All programs undergo a meticulous process to ensure they meet the standards for the profession and the criteria required in the National Framework for Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing Education.
It is a process consistent with the Australian Standards for Professional Accreditation Processes (2008) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Quality Framework for the Accreditation function.
About course accreditation
If your institution offers a mental health nursing degree we highly recommend you consider getting your program accredited by the College. The benefits to your institution include:
What programs are eligible?
An existing postgraduate mental health nursing program is eligible for accreditation for a period of five years, providing no major changes are made to the program during that time. Accreditation will be granted once the course has met the criteria for eligibility. A site visit will be required to finalise the application process.
A two-day site visit will be required for the finalisation of your accreditation application. The panel reviewers will allocate a minimum of 8-12 weeks to review the application.
You will need the following documentation for your application:
Fee structure - 2021
First application incl. site visit
Following applications with no major changes and no site visit
Following application with major changes incl. site visit