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Supervised practice

Supervised practice reassures the community, National Boards and Ahpra that a registered health practitioner whose practice is being supervised is safe and competent to practise and is not putting the public at risk.

The 16 health professions regulated under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) each have approved supervised practice processes in place.

Wherever possible, National Boards seek to work together to develop shared or similar processes across professions.

The Psychology Board and Pharmacy Board have profession specific requirements in place for supervised practice.

The Supervised practice framework is now in place for the following 12 National Boards1

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Dental
  • Medical (not for international medical graduates, practitioners completing their intern year, or vocational trainees)
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathy
  • Paramedicine (not for practitioners with a Board-specific condition employed by and undertaking supervised practice with a body authorised by the National Board),
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry (not for practitioners seeking their endorsement for scheduled medicines).

To view the supervised practice processes in place for each National Board, click on the links below:


1The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has approved the framework and it will take effect for medical radiation practitioners on 1 April 2023. The Board’s Supervised practice registration standard will be retired on 31 March 2023. Read more in the 22 December 2022 news item

Page reviewed 22/12/2022