Any applicant whose request for credentialing has been denied, withheld or granted in a different form to that requested has the right to apply for a revision of that decision.
Appeals may be made on the following grounds:
- An error in the process of credentialing
- Information not available or considered as part of the original application
The application must:
- Be in writing and include all relevant information relating to the appeal. An advance email to firstname.lastname@example.org is advised, to notify the College of a pending appeal.
- Specify the specific grounds for appeal
- Include a fee of $75.00 to lodge an appeal
Consideration of appeal
Appeals will be considered by two College Peer Reviewers (independent of the original application) appointed by the Director. The Director may either at his/her own initiative or at the request of the two College peers reviewing the original application, call for written or verbal comment and information from a person or organisation, including but not limited to employers, training providers, referees and the applicant.
The applicant will be given reasonable opportunity to respond to any adverse comment he/she receives, but the Director and two College Peer Reviewers are not obliged to disclose any confidential source.
Their recommendation will be considered by the Director before a decision is reached.
In considering the appeal, the Director may:
- Confirm the decision under review
- Revoke the decision under review
- Refer the decision to the Practice Board for reconsideration
The applicant will be informed in writing of the outcome, including reasons for the decision, of his/her appeal within 30 days of receiving the original appeal.
The Director may at his or her own discretion, without notice to the applicant, seek advice from a barrister or solicitor in relation to any aspect of an application for review.
If the Director so wishes the applicant shall appear before the Director and/or two College Peer Reviewers at a time and place to be agreed upon.