On 1 July 2012, Chinese Medicine practitioners, Medical Radiation Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered. Under the National Scheme, practitioners register once, renew yearly, and can practise anywhere in Australia (within the scope of their registration).
Practitioners (and their employers) can check their registration status on the publicly available Registers of Practitioners.
Go to your National Board website now to find out more about the National Scheme and your profession.