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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out your profession’s National Board website: