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Data access and research

We collect data about every registered health practitioner in Australia and regularly produce data about our regulatory functions. This gives us a rich source of information on the health practitioner workforce.

Use of data collected through the National Scheme is governed by the National Law, the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) (the Privacy Act), Ahpra’s Privacy Policy, our External research data requests policy and our Regulatory principles.

The National Law and Privacy Act strictly limit the collection and use of data for the purposes of the National Scheme. Data access requests that fall outside of the requirements of the National Law are considered on a discretionary basis.

All requests for discretionary data or information are subject to approval from AHPRA’s CEO or their delegate and are managed through a Data access and research policy and application process.

We would encourage you to read all the information we have provided on the different ways you can access our data. Select an option below and take a look.

The Research and evaluation framework

The Research and evaluation framework (the framework) outlines how Ahpra and the National Boards prioritise, carry out, manage and assess research and evaluation related to the National Scheme.

The framework aims to embed an ethical, transparent and accountable best practice research and evaluation culture within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).

The framework covers all National Scheme research and evaluation activities including those led by Ahpra staff and external researchers and consultants. It includes information on research and evaluation principles, priorities, governance and practice and engagement and communication. 

Page reviewed 20/12/2022