Credentialing Committee

ACMHN Credential for Practice Program (ACMHN CPP)®

The Credentialing Committee was established in September 2004 at the International Conference in Canberra. Members of the previous Credentialing Steering Committee, established in 1999, continued to serve as the inaugural Committee for a further 2 years. Following consultations in 2006, the Committee was re-constituted in line with the College strategic direction. The Committee is accountable to the ACMHN College Board. 

EOI for members to join the ACMHN Credentialing Committee

 The ACMHN is calling for applications from members to join the Credentialing Committee.


The ACMHN Credential for Practice Program (CPP) has been established for 12 years and is the only mechanism to identify specialist mental health nurses in Australia. The ACMHN is a national leader in nurse credentialing and this is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of mental health nurse credentialing for the future of the profession.

We are seeking applications from committed ACMHN members who have the capacity and skills to contribute to setting the strategic direction of the CPP into the future. Applicants should have knowledge of the ACMHN CPP and experience in program management or governance. They should also be willing to commit to this voluntary role.

The role of the Credentialing Committee

The role of the Credentialing Committee is to oversee and provide effective governance of the CPP. This includes:

* ensuring the CPP meets the standards of the ACMHN and the profession, and protect the integrity and credibility of the CPP and the ACMHN.

* providing strategic direction, for ongoing development and sustainability of the CPP; and

* providing advice to ACMHN Board, regarding credentialing and associated issues.

The Credentialing Committee is accountable to ACMHN Board of Directors through the Chair and committee members are appointed by the Board for a term of 2 years.



The Committee will comprise of:

o Chair, appointed by the Board of Directors.

o Four financial members of the ACMHN

o Up to two external members

o Ex Officio – ACMHN President, Chief Executive Officer and Credentialing Officer

o Co-opted members as required according to the desired mix of expertise for effective Committee management.

Expectations of committee members:

Committee members will be required to attend regular meetings, usually 4 meetings per calendar year. Most meetings will be held by teleconference with the possibility of one face to face meeting each year. From time to time, there may be matters that are dealt with by the Committee through email between meetings.


How to apply

To apply to join the Credentialing Committee, please provide:

1. An application letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the following criteria:

* Knowledge of the ACMHN Credential for Practice Program, ACMHN Standards of Practice and nurse credentialing in Australia.

* Demonstrated ability to contribute to setting the strategic direction for the CPP

* Experience in program management and or governance.

* Experience participating on committees in a voluntary capacity

2. A copy of your CV. Applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications close on Tuesday 18th April 2017


For more information contact:

Kim Ryan, CEO ACMHN E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.