What are consultations?

The National Boards carry out wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the professions.

From time to time, they release consultation papers, asking stakeholders to provide input that will help shape registration standards, codes and guidelines, and policies.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received.

For information about our consultation process, visit the Procedures page

Public consultation on revised Regulatory principles for the National Scheme

The draft revised Regulatory principles for the National Scheme are open for public consultation until 18 May 2021. Feedback is invited from practitioners, stakeholders and the community.

The regulatory principles encourage a responsive, risk-based approach to regulation across all professions within the National Scheme. They also acknowledge the importance of community confidence and working with the professions to achieve good outcomes.

The draft revised Regulatory principles reflect two recent policy directions issued by COAG Health Council which provide a clear mandate to the National Boards and Ahpra to further strengthen public protection in the work of the National Scheme

Making a submission

We encourage you to use the online survey to make your submission. However, if this is not possible, you may make a written submission, in Word format or equivalent. Submissions should be emailed to

The questions in the online survey and the consultation paper are the same.

Public consultation on the draft revised regulatory principles.

Released: 23 March 2021

Closes: 18 May 2021

Listed below are links to the 'Current consultations' sections of each profession:

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