A fond (and sorely overdue) welcome back, to all ACC supporters and our deepest apologies for the immense break between formal communication.
Since our last communication, the ACC has been behind the scenes battling to ensure the progression of the College. This is despite significant manipulative strategies and hurdles placed in our path by our detractors.
In December 2016, the ACC successfully submitted two thorough and substantive applications for both the registration and accreditation of the ACC with Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
In October 2017, following a 9 month review process, the ACC was notified of TEQSA’s intention to deny both applications. Rather than shrink away from this, the ACC stood it’s ground and shouted:
“LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!”
The ACC and it’s team of highly qualified and committed individuals fought the ruling, identifying a lack of correct procedural process.
As a result, the ACC was granted a further 3 month extension to the assessment process. In this time the ACC aimed to satisfied TEQSA by debunking the considerably biased personal and professional opinions and comments presented by external reviewers who were commissioned by TEQSA.
We are happy to report that over the 3month period the ACC team not only fulfilled each of TEQSA’s standards with a substantially stronger submission than the first, but also managed to obtain a further $650,000 in financial backing. Now the ball is now back in TEQSA’s court.
We as a team, acknowledge that further obstacles will arise. We expect that the College, and what it stands for will be further scrutinised and questioned. However, we are primed and ready to face any and all challenges that come our way.
The realisation of a private Chiropractic College that will deliver a dynamic, purpose-driven programme of academic and clinical excellence in the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic, is upon us.
It is no longer a question of “IF”….BUT WHEN!
Since it’s inaugural launch at DG, 2016, the ACC and it’s supporters have amassed a total financial contribution of $1.1million! This has allowed the ACC to achieve extraordinary milestones and succeed where many thought we would fail.
We take this time to therefore THANK, EACH AND EVERY ONE of you, our ACC supporters, our ACC community, our ACC family, without you, none of this would have been possible.
Yours in Chiropractic,
The ACC Team