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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Strategy 2015-20

Download a PDF version of the NRAS strategy 2015-2020 (99.3 KB,PDF).



We are recognised as a leading risk-based regulator enabling a competent and flexible health workforce to meet the current and future health needs of the
Australian community.


To protect the public by regulating health practitioners efficiently and effectively in the public interest to facilitate access to safer healthcare.

Strategic outcomes

  1. Reduced risk of harm to the public associated with the practice of regulated health professions.
  2. Assurance that registered health practitioners are suitably trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner.
  3. Increased public confidence in the effective and efficient regulation of health practitioners.
  4. Increased public benefit from the use of our data for practitioner regulation, health workforce planning and research.
  5. Improved access to healthcare through our contribution to a more sustainable health workforce.

Our guiding principles

Our Regulatory principles underpin the work of the National Boards and AHPRA. They guide our decision making.

Previous strategies

Document name  PDF  Accessible version  Document date 
 NRAS strategy 2011-2014 PDF (999 KB)  Web page  February 2011 
Page reviewed 4/12/2015