You can search the Registers of Practitioners for the registration status and details of health practitioners.
This search lets you check that AHPRA has received your application to renew your registration and tells you which of three stages it is in.
The core role of the National Boards is to protect the public. One of the ways they do this is by making sure that only practitioners who have the skills and qualifications to provide safe care to the Australian community are registered to practise their profession.
Registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered.
Registered practitioners can access online services to renew registration, amend contact details and check registration.
Employers can use online services to check the registration details of their employees and amend employer contact details.
Students who plan to start working as a health practitioner in Australia upon graduation are encouraged to apply for registration early, four to six weeks before completing their course.
Under the National Law, students have been registered from 2011.
Medical and pharmacy interns with provisional registration seeking to work unsupervised as health practitioners in Australia must obtain general registration before they are eligible to work unsupervised.
AHPRA and the National Boards are developing a nationally-consistent approach to auditing health practitioners’ compliance with mandatory registration standards.