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Graduating soon? Be ready to start work – apply now

15 Sep 2021

Once you are registered, you can work anywhere in Australia.

If you're set to complete your course within the next three months - apply for registration now. We'll start assessing your application while we wait for your graduate results.

Need help applying?

Check out our graduate video to help you get your application right.

You’ll find helpful advice, tips for avoiding common causes of delay and downloadable information flyers on the graduate applications page of the Ahpra website.

Photo ID

It's important that you provide correctly certified photo ID documents with your application - the wording is very specific.

‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original and the photograph is a true likeness of the person presenting the document as sighted by me.’

To get it right the first time download the guide ‘Certifying Documents’ and take it with you to the authorised officer.

Who can certify documents?

In addition to JPs, most registered health practitioners, public servants, teachers, lecturers and members of the legal profession can certify photographic ID documents. For the full list of authorised officers see the guide.

Meeting the registration standards

You may need to provide supporting documents with your application to prove that you meet your National Board registration standards. Make sure you provide all the documents we need with your application so we can assess it quicker.

How long does it take to assess my application?

We can’t finalise your application until we receive your graduate results from your education provider.

If you’ve submitted everything you need to prove you’ve met the requirements for registration, we aim to finalise your application within two weeks of receiving your graduate results.

Want more profession specific information?

Check out your profession’s National Board website:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia Optometry Board of Australia
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia Osteopathy Board of Australia
Chiropractic Board of Australia Paramedicine Board of Australia
Dental Board of Australia Pharmacy Board of Australia
Medical Board of Australia Physiotherapy Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia Podiatry Board of Australia
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Psychology Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia  

For more information

  • For registration enquiries or difficulties with the online application form: contact us by making a web enquiry or by calling 1300 419 495 (within Australia).
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200.
Page reviewed 15/09/2021