Accreditation Standards 2024


Accreditation standards review

The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council’s approved Accreditation Standards (‘the standards’) are used to evaluate veterinary education and training programs that lead to general registration as a veterinarian in Australia and New Zealand. 

The AVBC started a review of the standards for entry-level programs in 2021. After two phases of stakeholder consultation, the new Accreditation Standards were approved by AVBC Council in March 2023. Read about the review process here. 

The new Accreditation Standards will come into effect on 1 January 2024.


A companion methodology document, outlining the changes to the processes of accreditation, is currently being finalised.


A document which maps the new AVBC Accreditation Standards against those of other accreditation bodies, will be uploaded by April 2023.

The new Accreditation Standards will come into effect in January 2024.