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The Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists (ANZCP) is the peak body representing Certified Clinical Perfusionists in Australia and New Zealand. It is a not-for-profit, member association committed to supporting its members and improving health outcomes for people undergoing cardiac procedures, extracorporeal life support, ventricular assist devices and intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation.
The ANZCP provides assurance to employers, hospitals, patients and health profession colleagues that they are receiving perfusion / extra-corporeal support services from a trained, certified and accredited perfusionist.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists works to provide information for its members, other health professionals, hospitals and health services, government and the public. It serves as a regulatory body to uphold and promote standards for the work of Perfusionists, to facilitate the provision of high quality education, training and on-going professional development.
A key focus for the Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists is to help its members obtain official recognition (course accreditation and regulation) as qualified practising perfusionists.
As a result of the College’s growing advocacy initiatives, New Zealand and Australian Perfusionists have gained greater recognition for their contribution and professional endeavours. ANZCP aims to strengthen relationships with all levels of government and with hospital, employer, industry stakeholders and the public. ANZCP will continue to represent our membership on a wide range of issues including qualifications, professional standards and funding matters.
Perfusion is a self-regulated profession. Perfusionists who hold a post-graduate Perfusion qualification and meet the requirements as set out by the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion are eligible to become Certified Clinical Perfusionists. There are College mandated Continuing Professional Development requirements in order to practice in Australia and New Zealand.