Call for Nominations: Committee on Accreditation – September 2018

The CCEA is seeking nominations for a number of positions available on the Committee on Accreditation (AC), as a committee of the CCEA Board. Appointments to the vacant positions will be considered at the next CCEA Board meeting to be held on Sunday 11 November 2018, in accordance with CCEA policy.

CCEA currently has three (3) vacancies to be filled from November 2018 for a period of three years duration. Positions are currently available in the following categories:

*  Full time practising chiropractor

*  Senior academic currently employed in chiropractic programs in Australia or New Zealand

*  Candidate with appropriate knowledge, experience and/or involvement in accreditation procedures (Chiropractor or non-Chiropractor)

For further information on the governance of CCEA, please review the information available on this page.

The CCEA welcomes applications from Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific nominees as well as people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a working environment that values and utilises the contribution and experience of members from a diverse range of backgrounds to enhance our decision making.


 To apply you must provide:

- A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) (no more than 3 pages long, submitted as a Word document)
- Completed Candidate Profile Form

To submit your nomination, or if you have any questions, please contact:  

Caroline Khalil
Executive Officer
Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited

Applications close on 19 October 2018. 

CCEA Chiropractic Overseas Assessment Committee

The Chiropractic Overseas Assessment Committee (COAC) is a constituted committee established by the CCEA Board of Directors. The committee (subject to oversight by the Board of Directors) is responsible for the establishment, development and undertaking of competency evaluations and assessments in relation to the suitability of overseas trained chiropractors for migration and eligibility to practise in Australia.

COAC is seeking three members with appropriate knowledge, experience and/or involvement in assessment procedures. These members may be suitable Chiropractors or non-Chiropractors.

COAC meets twice per year, either face to face or via teleconference.

For details about committee please review the COAC Terms of Reference

CCEA Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee is a constituted committee established by the CCEA Board of Directors. The committee (subject to oversight by the Board of Directors) is responsible for the accreditation of chiropractic programs and providers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The Accreditation Committee meets twice a year face to face with additional teleconferences held as needed.

For details about the committee, please review the Accreditation Committee Terms of Reference.

CCEA Board of Directors

Under clause 37.2 of the Constitution, the Board shall use its best endeavours to procure that the Elected Directors (from time to time) consist of: 

- 2 persons who are currently registered chiropractors in Australia;
- 2 persons who are nominated by CCEA-accredited chiropractic programs in Australia and New Zealand;
- 1 person who is nominated by CCEA accredited programs in Asia;
- 1 person from another regulated health profession; and
- 2 senior independent persons in education, business or the community who represent the public and who are not members of the chiropractic profession.

In accordance with clause 37.3 of the Constitution, the Board shall ensure that each Elected Director is experienced in processes of evaluation, accreditation and wise governance.  

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

CCEA is a public company limited by guaranteed registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).  As such, Directors have statutory responsibilities as articulated in the Corporations Act 2001.

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of CEEA.  While the Executive Officer leads day-to-day operations, the Board-Executive Officer relationship is a partnership and the appropriate involvement of the Board of Directors is both critical and expected. 

Generic skills matrix

Strategy:  Ability to think strategically and critically assess strategic opportunities and threats and develop effective strategies in the context of the strategic objectives of CCEA and relevant national policies and priorities

Policy development:  Ability to identify key issues for CCEA and develop appropriate policies to define parameters within which the company should operate

Financial performance:  Ability to read, understand and critically analyse financial statements

Risk and compliance oversight:  Ability to identify key risk to CCEA in a wide range of areas including legal and regulatory compliance and monitor risk and compliance frameworks and systems

Corporate governance:  Knowledge and experience in best practice corporate governance structures, policies and processes

Community and stakeholder engagement:  High level reputation and networks in the profession/community

Industry experience:  Exposure to national registration and/or accreditation including accreditation of profession specific programs of study