Interprofessional Education: Findings of a survey of HPAC Forum Members, April 2020.

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Submitted by Jill Romeo on Jun 24, 2021 - 1:49am CDT

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This report discusses survey findings on Interprofessional Education (IPE) accreditation processes of the Health Professions Accreditation Councils’ Forum (the Forum). The Forum is a coalition of 15 accreditation authorities for the regulated health professions in Australia[1]. In 2015, the Forum adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of Interprofessional education (IPE) and agreed to a set of IPE learning competencies[2].  Members were asked to respond to a questionnaire between 5 August 2019 and 30 August 2019. All but three accrediting authorities reported having published accreditation standards that included IPE criteria. Consistent with the published literature, IPE meant different things to different members. The survey findings will inform development of a consensus IPE guidance for the Forum.


[1] HPACF website. Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum – Australia’s accreditation authorities for regulated health professions (

[2] Health Professions Accreditation Councils ‘Forum. Position Statement on Interprofessional learning. 2015) Forum-Website-Nov-2015.pdf (

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