AIK Ltd Course Accreditation/Recognition
What is AIK Ltd course accreditation and why is it so important?
Course accreditation is the process of assessing a course to ensure it meets the appropriate professional standards for the AIK Ltd. Reviewing a course means not only the learning materials and assessments, but also the process of enrolment, progression and certification. This review ensures that the course material is appropriate and the learning process is user friendly for the student. The accreditation process is overseen by the AIKCAB (AIK Ltd Course Accreditation Board), with assessments completed by a specialist consultant.
In order to have their course accredited, Registered Training Organisation’s (RTO) and Modality Owners (MO) must complete an application process and submit copies of their materials, including policies and procedures. A thorough assessment is then completed, and if successful, the course becomes an AIK Ltd accredited course.
Accredited courses can be used by members for both their initial membership application, as well as their membership required CPE point for renewal. At the AIK Ltd we recognise that a well-rounded Kinesiologist requires more than great Kinesiology skills. Hence our higher-level memberships require skills in Anatomy and Physiology, Communication, Business Management and Nutrition along with Kinesiology.
Each course will be assessed against the criteria for whichever area is appropriate. For example, a short course may include only Kinesiology components, whereas a large course may include all of these areas. Each accredited course will provide the member with recognised qualifications hours or CPE points in the specific areas approved.
The accreditation process is very thorough to ensure that only courses which meet a satisfactory professional standard are approved. This provides both members and course providers with the confidence in both the accredited courses and the credibility of their membership.
If all courses were accepted without review, this may impact upon the quality of Kinesiologist accepted for membership. This may result in a detrimental effect on all members and accredited course providers. It is important that membership with the AIK Ltd continues to be held in the highest regard, both within the Kinesiology community and the general public who avail themselves of these services. The AIK Ltd will support this recognition by including your school/course/qualification on our website.
If you have any questions about the course accreditation process, please do not hesitate to contact the specialist consultant via email email@example.com.
What is Industry Association Recognition (IAR) and why is it so important?
The AIK Ltd National Executive Board since November 2021, has been working on how to bridge the gaps for our members and training organisations within Australia and Internationally. The recent past few years have caused additional stress on kinesiologists and training facilities within all our communities – the AIK Ltd would like to present a professional level of recognition with our other peak body associations for kinesiology courses, that are currently recognised and accredited with them.
The aim for the AIK Ltd is to create an opportunity to support the kinesiology schools, both locally and internationally. The process is very simple: For school/courses to be eligible for the AIKIAR; you must already be accredited with the AKA Inc and/or ATMS.
If yes, next step is to complete our AIKIAR Application Form. This form needs to be completed, so that AIK Ltd can complete its multi-layer administration not only for the school or course, but for the membership as well. The administration fee for the application is to cover the cost of implementing and updating our system with your information, record management and the AIK Ltd website.
Final step is you receiving an acknowledgement of Industry Associated Recognition (IAR) for your courses from the AIK Ltd. This will enable our members to receive recognition for their Kinesiology qualifications and CPE point recognition. The AIK Ltd will support this recognition by including your school/course/qualification on our website.
What is Foundation/Historical Recognition and why is it so important?
The AIK Ltd National Executive Board, since November 2021, has been working on how to bridge the gaps for our members, training schools and authority organisations within both Australia and internationally, including recognising the vital role of modality of kinesiology qualifications has had on our industry. The AIK Ltd acknowledges how this has shaped, influenced and progressed the benefits of kinesiology worldwide. The recent past few years have caused additional stress on kinesiologists and training facilities within all our communities – the AIK Ltd would like to present a professional level of recognition for our community.
The aim for the AIK Ltd is to create an opportunity to support the foundational/historical kinesiology schools and associations, both locally and internationally through recognition. The process is very simple and we need your vital input for this to become a reality. For your accredited instructors to be eligible for the AIK Ltd to recognise them (and their students/graduates); they must already be accredited with you, as the authority body. The next step is to complete our AIK Ltd Foundational Kinesiology document. This form needs to be completed, so that AIK Ltd can complete its multi-layer administration, not only for the instructor, school or course, but for our membership as well. Without it, the difficulty for your instructors to be recognised increases and we would like to avoid this if at all possible. By ensuring we connect and represent our industry – our members benefit from having their Kinesiology qualifications and CPE points recognised. The AIK Ltd will support this recognition by including your association on our website.