To complete your application you have 30 calendar days from the day you lodge your application to provide AHPRA with certified copies of all required documents.
Please note that AHPRA cannot start processing your application until we have received your supporting documentation. If you do not supply your supporting documents within 30 days, your application may be withdrawn.
Please provide the following:
1. Next Steps Checklist Coversheet
When you apply online you will receive a Next steps checklist email within two working days to confirm your application.
You MUST print your Next steps checklist email and include it as the coversheet with your supporting documentation.
2. Proof of Identity
All new applicants for registration must provide sufficient evidence of their identity. Please refer to:
See also the Proof of Identity page.
Copies of documents provided in support of an application, or other purposes required by the National Law, must be certified as true copies of original documents by authorised persons. For more information, see Certifying Documents.
3. Proof of Change of Name
If you provided one or more previous names in your online application, you must provide AHPRA with certified copies of your name change documentation. The name on your application for registration must match the student name for approved course completion provided to AHPRA by your education provider. If your name has changed after enrolling in an approved program of study you must contact the education provider to update these details.
4. Academic Qualifications
As a student completing studies at an Australian academic institution, you may not yet have your degree conferred and are therefore unable, and not required, to provide a copy of your degree certificate with your application. The final stages of your application will be processed when AHPRA receives advice direct from your university that you have met the requirements of the course and are entitled to the qualification. Initial processing will take place as soon as we receive your application.
If you have already received your academic qualification, please provide a certified copy.
5. English Language Skills
To be eligible for registration you must provide evidence of English language skills that meet your profession’s English Language Skills Registration Standard.
Please note, if you meet the requirements of the Primary language pathway or Combined secondary and tertiary education pathway and have completed a board-approved program of study, you are not required to provide supporting evidence of English language skills. You are only required to complete the English language skills requirements form below.
Please read your profession’s English Language Skills Registration Standard carefully and provide the relevant template to AHPRA:
Please note the new English Language Skills Registration Standard and English language skills requirements forms are in effect from 1 July 2015.
6. Criminal History
If you disclosed a criminal history in Australia and/or overseas in your online application you must provide details of the circumstances in a signed and dated written statement with your supporting documentation. Your profession’s National Board will decide whether your criminal history is relevant to your ability to practise your profession.
For further information on the factors the Board will consider in making this decision, see the Criminal History Registration Standard published on your profession’s National Board website.
If you disclosed a criminal history outside of Australia and/or you have lived overseas for six consecutive months or longer, you will need to arrange for an international criminal history check (ICHC) report from an AHPRA-approved vendor and provide us with the reference details. The vendor will provide the results of the check directly to AHPRA.
If you disclosed an impairment in your online application you must provide a signed and dated written statement with details of that impairment and how it is managed with your supporting documentation. Your profession’s National Board will decide whether your impairment is relevant to your ability to practise your profession.
All supporting documentation must be CERTIFIED COPIES in ENGLISH only:
- Please DO NOT send original documents.
- Documents must be certified in accordance with AHPRA's Certification Guidelines.
- If original documents are not in English, you MUST provide a certified copy of the original document and a certified translation.
Ready to send your supporting documents to AHPRA?
Do you have:
- Your Next steps checklist email print-out as the coversheet?
- Certified copies of your proof of identity documents?
- Certified copies of your name change documentation (if applicable)?
- A certified copy of your academic qualification (if you have received it)?
- Evidence that you meet your profession’s English Language Skills Registration Standard (if applicable)?
- A signed and dated written statement with details of your criminal history in Australia and/or overseas (if applicable)?
- The reference details of your international criminal history check (if applicable)?
- A signed and dated written statement with details of any impairments and how they are managed (if applicable)?
Please send your supporting documents to the address on your Next steps checklist.
Once AHPRA has received your supporting documentation, our Registration Team will begin processing your application.