Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Registration now open for graduates set to finish study in next three months
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Registration now open for graduates set to finish study in next three months

12 Sep 2022

Graduates set to complete their course in the next three months can take the first step in their new health career by applying for registration now.

Applying before you finish study means we can start assessing your application while we wait for your graduate results.

Registration with your National Board is required before you can start work – and means you can work anywhere in Australia.

Watch our video to get your application right

Applying for graduate registration video.

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

Easy steps to apply online

  1. Create your account using the online services portal and complete your application.
  2. Upload your documents and pay the required fees. Check that you have provided all required documentation to prove you’ve met the registration standards, including certified copies of your photo ID.
  3. Wait for your education provider to provide your graduate results to Ahpra.

We'll start assessing your application while we wait for your graduate results.

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?

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.

Get your application right and submit it to us before you finish studying, so we can be ready to go when your results come in.

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Contact us

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 12/09/2022