Accreditation Fees

Accreditation fees 2020

The accreditation fees for 2020 are outlined in the table below:

  • The Accreditation Fee is based on one program at one site
  • Fee structures and discounts are based on current program profiles
  • Fees will be due following ratification of the accreditation outcome by the Speech Pathology Australia Board.
  Accreditation Fees
One Program Multiple programs accredited simultaneously at the one site One Program multiple sites
Accreditation of Programs with Qualifying, Not Accredited, Conditional or Full Classifications $27,325 20% reduction on Accreditation Fee for each additional program 10% reduction on Accreditation Fee for each additional site
Accreditation of Programs with Provisional Classification $16,395 N/A 10% reduction on Accreditation Fee for each additional site

 

Accreditation fees 2021

From 2021, a new fee model will be introduced. The new model includes an annual fee per program, applied to all university programs that have students enrolled in the program. It also includes a site visit fee, payable in the year of accreditation or re-accreditation. The new university accreditation fee model has been developed following a comprehensive review of accreditation fee models across the registered and self-regulating professions. The Speech Pathology Australia Board has set the new fees to ensure the ongoing sustainability and quality of the Speech Pathology Australia accreditation program.

Table 1 (below) outlines the university accreditation fees payable as of 2021.

Type of Fee Discount Cost
 
Annual Fee  
One / first program - $10,000
+ Additional program 20% +$8,000 per program
+ Additional site 20% +$8,000 per site
 
Site Visit Fee*    
One / first program (1 location)  - $10,000
+ Additional program 50% +$5,000 per location
+ Additional location 50% + 5,000 per location

 

*The Site Visit Fee is additional to the annual fee, payable as applicable in the year of accreditation or re-accreditation.

Table 2 (below) provides an example of University Accreditation fees in the year of a site visit.

Type of Fee Discount Cost
 
Annual Fee  
Master of Speech Pathology (first location) - $10,000
Master of Speech Pathology (second location) 20% +$8,000
 
Site Visit Fee    
Master of Speech Pathology (first location)  - $10,000
Master of Speech Pathology (second location) 50% +$5,000
 
Total cost for University in the year of accreditation or re-accreditation - $33,000

 

The annual fees are consistent across all university accreditation classifications and will be applied to any program that has students enrolled in the program. Therefore, qualifying programs will be required to pay the annual fee in the year the first student cohort commences. The full annual fee will be charged irrespective of the date of student commencement.

The full site visit fee is payable in the year a program is accredited or re-accredited, irrespective of the term of accreditation. The site visit fee will not be varied or discounted for shorter terms of accreditation.