Course Accreditation

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The AKA Course Accreditation Board (CAB) accredits kinesiology courses to ensure they meet the standards required for practitioner registration. The CAB meet on the third Wednesday of the month from February to November and is a subcommittee, responsible to the Management Committee.

The purpose of the CAB is to verify that the course is compliant with the AKA Course Guidelines and the AKA Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct and are of a comparable standard to courses offered in comparative professional disciplines. If a course meets all criteria a recommendation for accreditation goes to the AKA Management Committee for ratification.

The AKA Management Committee reserves the right to refuse the accreditation of any material submitted which is deemed to be in conflict with the AKA Code of Ethics and Code of Practice and does not meet the AKA Course Guidelines.

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The AKA CAB provide a number of templates to help you write your course. Starting here will save you time when writing your course ensuring you are clear about learning outcomes and assessment requirements. Using our templates will also save you time when you are ready to accredit your course with the AKA.

Course Submission Overview

Follow these steps to to submit your course for accreditation.

Read details of what is required in a course application.

Each type of course has different requirements.

Gather all documentation required before beginning your application.

Complete your application online, uploading requested documents when prompted. You can save your application at any stage and return to it later. Downloadable forms are available by request.

AKA CAB will consider your course application.

The CAB will ask for any clarification or missing documentation, placing the application on hold until provided.

After successful CAB approval, the course is forwarded to the Management Committee for ratification. Once ratified, the course author is notified and the course is placed on the Accredited Courses List.

Course Updates and Changes

It is the responsibility of the course author to keep the AKACAB informed of any changes to the original course application. Such as:

  • Additions to course materials
  • Alterations of the course that substantially change the nature of the material taught. These changes need to be assessed and approved by the AKACAB for the course to remain accredited.
  • The way in which it is taught
  • Change in hours taken to teach the course
  • Updated lists of Instructors and Examiners. This information is passed onto the PRB as only students taught by registered instructors will have their hours recognised.

Resubmission Requirements

Courses need to be resubmitted for reevaluation on a five-year cyclical basis. If there are no changes or up to 10% change a Statutory Declaration can be submitted. If there is more than a 10% change, a new application is required using the current application criteria requirements at that time.

Course Applications

All AKA accredited courses are allocated one of the following categories:

Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

The CAB have simplified the process for RTOs to submit courses for accreditation, closer reflecting ASQA requirements.

Category A

A beginning course. There are no pre-requisites. Includes instruction of the fundamental basics of kinesiology skills.

Category B

An intermediate or advanced course and has a Category A course as a prerequisite.

Category CPD

CPD Classes for Additional Skills Training. Classes that extend students knowledge; personal and professional development; additional skills training relative to the profession. Does not require assessments and cannot be used for practitioner registration.

Non kinesiology courses

Include Anatomy and Physiology (A&P), Nutrition (Nut), Communication (Comm) and Business Management (BM)

Any questions?

If you still have a question, check our frequently asked questions.