You can search the Register of Practitioners for the registration status and details of health practitioners.

This search lets you check that AHPRA has received your application to renew your registration and tells you which of three stages it is in.

Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants need to meet to be registered.

Registered practitioners can access online services to renew registration, amend contact details and check registration.

Employers can use online services to check the registration details of their employees and amend employer contact details.

Students who plan to start working as a health practitioner in Australia upon graduation are encouraged to apply for registration early, four to six weeks before completing their course.

Under the National Law, students have been registered from 2011.

Medical and pharmacy interns with provisional registration seeking to work unsupervised as health practitioners in Australia must obtain general registration before they are eligible to work unsupervised.

AHPRA and the National Boards are developing a nationally-consistent approach to auditing health practitioners’ compliance with mandatory registration standards.

Page reviewed 27/07/2012