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Accreditation Rules

  (1)   The regulations may prescribe Accreditation Rules. These are rules relating to:

  (a)   the accreditation of persons as family counsellors; and

  (b)   the accreditation of persons as family dispute resolution practitioners; and

  (c)   the accreditation of persons to perform other roles prescribed by regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph.

  (2)   Examples of matters that the Accreditation Rules may deal with are:

  (a)   the standards that are to be met by persons who seek to be accredited; and

  (b)   who is responsible for determining whether a person meets the Accreditation Rules; and

  (c)   how accreditation is to be recognised (for example, by establishment of a register or other method); and

  (d)   the standards and other obligations that accredited persons must continue to meet to remain accredited; and

  (e)   who is responsible for monitoring compliance with ongoing requirements in the Rules; and

  (f)   the consequences of accredited persons failing to comply with the provisions of this Act and the Rules; and

  (g)   the obligations of accredited persons in relation to the monitoring of their compliance; and

  (h)   how and by whom an accredited person may have his or her accreditation (or recognition of that accreditation) suspended or cancelled; and

  (i)   review of decisions to refuse, suspend or cancel accreditation (or recognition of accreditation); and

  (j)   the process for handling complaints involving accredited persons; and

  (k)   who may deliver recognised training to accredited persons, and

  (l)   dealing with individuals or other persons who make false or misleading representations about a person's status as an accredited person.

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