The AICE will utilise the established model of the Royal College of Chiropractors (UK) utilising an accreditation process based on the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the Australian College of Physiotherapy (ACP) model to inform accreditation of chiropractors seeking special interest recognition and accreditation of prior learning in Chiropractic.
The AICE will utilise a recognition of prior learning for special populations pathway similar to but modified from the successful model used by the APA. This credentialing pathway will be based on both academic and clinical pathways to ensure that the entity remains firmly grounded in clinical outcomes and available to all that choose to attain the standards.
It is important that existing chiropractic (university and profession-based learning) and non-chiropractic education (other relevant university and profession-based learning in medical and allied health fields) is recognised as entry into the institute.
Competency development is a key to expand the confidence, scope and role of chiropractic in the Australian community. The profession has advanced to the degree that its diversity can now support an entity with advanced learning streams that is championed by the ACA in order to become more relevant to the Australian public. It is envisaged that this expansion of our professional reach will improve access to chiropractors by the public resulting in an improvement in the utilization of chiropractic services used by the Australian public.
AICE will have a General membership category for academically inclined chiropractors, and Clinical Practice Group (CPG) memberships for chiropractors interested in specific interest areas such as Sports, Neuroscience, Paediatrics and Pain.
Over the coming years our focus will be on:
- Promoting the highest possible clinical standards in Australasia by encouraging and facilitating postgraduate study and the process of advanced learning and credentialing;
- Establish and maintain a benchmark for standards of practice in the community;
- Demonstrate the professions genuine commitment to quality of care to external bodies;
- Increasing the recognition of AICE recognised chiropractors within the public sphere and wider health profession.