APAC assessors are highly committed to its mission concerning the education and training of psychologists in Australia. Assessors have extensive experience in the provision of psychology education and training in the higher education sector, particularly in leadership positions. An assessment team reviews the education provider’s application on how it meets the Accreditation Standards, undertakes a site visit where applicable and writes a report detailing the assessment findings. The Assessment Report outlining any conditions is approved by the APAC Accreditation Assessment Committee and APAC Board.
Assessors are APAC-trained and are allocated to accreditation assessments of education providers where the providers are not located in the same state or territory as the assessor’s usual place of employment. One of the experienced assessors on each assessment team acts as Team Leader.
The composition of the Assessment Team usually includes:
- An assessment Team Leader
- A second and third APAC-trained assessor
- An APAC staff member
- Observers (including APAC staff) may also be appointed by APAC to Assessment Teams and are considered to be full members of the Assessment Team