University of Auckland
University of Auckland is accredited by the Physiotherapy Board for the purpose of delivering physiotherapy education and awarding the qualifications of:
Master of Physiotherapy Practice
This accreditation is in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and is valid until December 2027.
As a new course of study, this accreditation includes the following conditions:
University of Auckland’s accreditation conditions – 2022
1.5 Health services and physiotherapy practices providing clinical placements have robust quality and safety policies and processes and meet all relevant regulations and standards.
Condition: Evidence of signed clinical placement agreements to be included in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
1.8 The education programme has an accessible and clear procedure of notification to the Registrar of the Physiotherapy Board of any student who is unable to perform their required functions due to mental or physical condition (HPCA Act, Section 45(5)).
Condition: The University to provide a link to the published programme Handbook/Guidelines in the 2022 Annual Report.
3.1 The content and learning activities of the programme provide understanding and relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles, promoting health equality, within the context of Māori health models and their practical physiotherapy application.
Condition: Evidence of the changes in the content and learning activities as the programme evolves, to ensure that the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles, promoting health equality, within the context of Māori health models and their practical physiotherapy application, in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
3.5 Learning and teaching methods are intentionally designed and used to ensure students achieve the required learning outcomes.
Condition: Detailed unit outlines for Year 2 to be included in the 2022 Annual Report.
3.8 Teaching staff are suitably qualified, experienced, and have appropriate annual practising certificates to deliver the units/courses that they teach.
Condition: Details of the academic staff recruited along with their CVs and details of their teaching responsibilities within the programme, to be included in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
3.10 Learning environments support the achievement of the required learning outcomes.
Condition: Details of the appropriateness and utilisation of teaching spaces to be provided in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
3.11 Facilities and equipment are accessible, well- maintained, fit for purpose and support the achievement of learning outcomes.
Condition: Details of the appropriateness and utilisation of facilities and equipment to be provided in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
4.1 Programme information is clear and accessible.
Condition: The University to provide link to the published programme information on the website in the 2022 Annual Report.
4.2 Admission and progression requirements and processes, including specifics of Sections 16(b) and Sections 16(c) of the HPCA Act related to English language requirements, and criminal convictions, are fair and transparent.
Condition: The University to provide links to the published programme information and further advise on admission and progression of the first student intake in the 2022 Annual Report.
4.6 Students are represented within the deliberative and decision-making processes for the programme.
Condition: Evidence of student representation within the student forums to be included in the 2022 and 2023 Annual Report.
4.8 There is support and encouragement of Māori recruitment, admission, participation and completion of programme of study.
Condition: Evidence of the specific consideration given to the recruitment and admission of Māori peoples to the physiotherapy programme to be included in the 2022 Annual Report.
5.1 There is a clear relationship between learning outcomes and assessment strategies.
Condition: Examples of assessment items that directly relate to specific course learning outcomes to be provided in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
5.2 Scope of assessment covers all learning outcomes relevant to attributes and competencies.
Condition: Examples of assessment items that cover all relevant student learning outcomes, attributes and competencies to be provided in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports
5.3 Multiple assessment tools, modes and sampling are used including direct observation in the clinical setting.
Condition: The University to provide access to the physiotherapy specific units and assessments in the 2022 & 2023 Annual Reports.
5.4 Programme management and coordination, including moderation procedures ensure consistent and appropriate assessment and feedback to students.
Condition: Examples of moderation and feedback processes within the programme to be included in the 2022 and 2023 Annual Reports.
5.5 Suitably qualified and experienced physiotherapists undertake the assessment of physiotherapy specific competence.
Condition: Details of all current and newly appointed staff and their specific teaching responsibilities to be included in the 2022 Monitoring Report.