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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 ............................................ 9

          2.1   About ASIC............................................................................... 4  4.3   Random Visits ......................................................................... 9
          2.2   Benefits of Accreditation ...................................................... 4  4.4   Removal of Accreditation ..................................................... 9

          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 .............................................................................. 10
          3.1   The Accreditation Process ................................................... 6  6.1   Introduction ............................................................................ 10
              Stage 1 - Assessment of the Application           6.2   Procedure ................................................................................ 11
              and Accompanying Documentation ................................. 6
              Stage 2 - Initial Inspection Visit .......................................... 6  6.2.1  Inappropriate Complaints .................................................... 11

              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

          4.   Maintaining Accreditation .................................................... 9  7.7   Refunds ..................................................................................... 12
                                                                7.8   Appeals ..................................................................................... 12


























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