Health practitioners and students must be able to maintain satisfactory standards of performance that are appropriate to their profession.
The professional performance of a registered practitioner is defined to be unsatisfactory if the knowledge, skill or judgment possessed, or care exercised, is below the standard reasonably expected of a practitioner of an equivalent level of training or experience.
Members of the public can notify AHPRA if they believe a practitioner or student has unsatisfactory performance standards.
Practitioners, employers and education providers are all mandated by law to report notifiable conductrelating to a practitioner or student. This includes unsatisfactory performance that constitutes a significant departure from accepted professional standards that may place the public at risk of substantial harm.
When a performance related notification is received by AHPRA, the health practitioner or student may be subject to a performance assessment by the relevant National Board, to ensure appropriate action is taken, if required, to protect the public.