Revised registration standards take effect 1 December 2019

02 Dec 2019

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy and Psychology Boards revised registration standards came into effect on 1 December 2019, replacing the existing standards.

The following revised registration standards1 apply from 1 December 2019:

National Boards Registration standard
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
  • Recency of practice (RoP)
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements
  • English language skills, and
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Chinese Medicine
  • Recency of practice (RoP)
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements
Chiropractic
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)

Occupational Therapy

  • Recency of practice (RoP)
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements
Psychology
  • Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements

Practitioners can find the revised registration standards on their Board’s website:

The Optometry Board of Australia also reviewed their CPD registration standard and will be implementing their changes from December 2020. You can read more about this on the Optometry website.

The Council of Australia Government (COAG) Health Council approved the revised registration standards on 30 June 2019 and the Boards’ published advance copies on their websites to give practitioners time to understand the revised requirements.

The revised RoP, PII arrangements and CPD revised standards will apply to applicants for renewal and most applicants for initial registration . The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and English language skills revised standards will apply to initial applicants for registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner.

Registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, chiropractors, occupational therapists and psychologists should read the revised registration standards and make sure they understand them and know what they need to do to meet them.

Resources about the revised standards

More detailed information about the revised CPD registration standard can be found in CPD guidelines published on the Codes and Guidelines section of the relevant Board website.

The Boards will be publishing more information about all the revised registration standards in the FAQ section on the Codes and Guidelines page on their website in coming weeks.

There is also additional information and resources on AHPRA’s Registration standards page.

 


 

1 Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.

2 In most cases the National Boards’ CPD registration standards do not apply to applicants for initial registration.

 
 
Page reviewed 2/12/2019