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          1.   ASIC Officers, Advisory Board and Office Staff  ............. 3  4.1   ASIC Call Support................................................................... 9

          2.   Introduction ............................................................................ 4  4.2   Change of Circumstance Visit ............................................ 10
          2.1   About ASIC............................................................................... 4  4.3   Random Visits ......................................................................... 10

          2.2   Benefits of Accreditation ...................................................... 4  4.4   Removal of Accreditation ..................................................... 10

          2.3   Accreditation Principles ........................................................ 5  5.   Appeals ..................................................................................... 10
          2.4   Areas of Operation................................................................  5
                                                                5.1   Introduction ............................................................................ 10
          2.5   About Accreditation .............................................................  5
                                                                5.2   Procedure ................................................................................ 10
          3.   Accreditation ........................................................................... 6
                                                                6.   Complaints .............................................................................. 11
          3.1   The Accreditation Process ................................................... 6
                                                                6.1   Introduction ............................................................................ 11
              Stage 1 - Assessment of the Application
              and Accompanying Documentation ................................. 6  6.2   Procedure ................................................................................ 11
              Stage 2 - Initial Inspection Visit .......................................... 6  6.2.1  Inappropriate Complaints .................................................... 12

              Stage 3 - Final Inspection Visit ............................................ 6  7.   Fees and Expenses for Inspection

                                                                     Visits and Accreditation ........................................................ 12
          3.2   Accreditation Decisions ........................................................ 8
                                                                7.1   Application for Accreditation .............................................. 12
          3.2.1  ASIC Accreditation Committee (AAC) ............................... 8
                                                                7.2   Premises/ Satellite Centre Visit/
          3.2.2  Interim Accreditation ............................................................ 8
                                                                     Half Day Visits ......................................................................... 12
          3.2.3  Full Accreditation ................................................................... 8
                                                                7.3   Post-accreditation Visits ....................................................... 12
          3.3   Listing on the ASIC Website ................................................. 8
                                                                7.4   Cancellation of Visits ............................................................. 12
          3.4   Use of the ASIC logo and approved wording .................. 8
                                                                7.5   Annual Accreditation Fees ................................................... 12
          3.5   Accreditation of New Institutions ...................................... 8
                                                                7.6   Payments of Fees and Expenses ........................................ 12
          3.6   Accreditation of Overseas Universities,
              Institutions and Schools ....................................................... 9  7.7   Refunds ..................................................................................... 12

          4.   Maintaining Accreditation .................................................... 9  7.8   Appeals ..................................................................................... 12



















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