AHPRA Annual Report 2015/16

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Table R5: Registered practitioners by profession, principal place of practice and registration type
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15 % change 2014/15 - 2015/16
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 4 106 210 103 52 3 11 98 0 587 391 50.13%
General 4 106 209 103 52 3 11 97   585 390 50.00%
Non-practising     1         1   2 1 100.00%
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 66 1,953 17 862 183 33 1,289 254 105 4,762 4,494 5.96%
General 64 1,899 17 819 179 33 1,222 247 55 4,535 4,314 5.12%
General and Non-practising2                   0 1 -100.00%
Non-practising 2 54   43 4   67 7 50 227 179 26.82%
Chiropractor 67 1,736 23 818 373 57 1,328 602 163 5,167 4,998 3.38%
General 64 1,669 21 795 357 55 1,260 588 66 4,875 4,709 3.53%
Non-practising 3 67 2 23 16 2 68 14 97 292 289 1.04%
Dental Practitioner 402 6,580 153 4,326 1,800 356 4,972 2,548 604 21,741 21,209 2.51%
General 357 5,943 144 3,917 1,597 327 4,437 2,317 419 19,458 18,975 2.55%
General and Non-practising2       1           1 1 0.00%
General and Specialist 38 477 4 319 144 25 402 173 50 1,632 1,614 1.12%
Limited 1 16   20 24   10 2 1 74 83 -10.84%
Non-practising 5 140 4 67 31 4 115 52 128 546 510 7.06%
Specialist 1 4 1 2 4   8 4 6 30 26 15.38%
Medical Practitioner 2,042 33,236 1,177 20,949 7,858 2,236 26,061 10,756 2,864 107,179 103,133 3.92%
General 764 11,868 509 7,384 2,557 658 8,703 3,719 791 36,953 34,767 6.29%
General (Teaching and Assessing)   11   12 3   8 2   36 40 -10.00%
General (Teaching and Assessing) and Specialist   2               2 2 0.00%
General and Specialist 923 16,576 401 9,379 4,012 1,107 13,087 4,427 710 50,622 49,199 2.89%
Limited 40 682 52 431 220 87 795 374 24 2,705 3,455 -21.71%
Non-practising 32 658 4 275 127 53 487 205 814 2,655 2,663 -0.30%
Provisional 112 1,447 86 1,329 374 121 1,199 687 53 5,408 4,697 15.14%
Specialist 171 1,992 125 2,139 565 210 1,782 1,342 472 8,798 8,310 5.87%
Medical Radiation Practitioner 264 5,089 112 3,061 1,161 311 3,740 1,325 240 15,303 14,866 2.94%
General 248 4,740 106 2,936 1,138 303 3,555 1,308 207 14,541 13,984 3.98%
Limited   1         2   3 6 1 500.00%
Non-practising 5 60 2 20 21 4 80 12 30 234 248 -5.65%
Provisional 11 288 4 105 2 4 103 5   522 633 -17.54%
Midwife 120 903 73 770 522 22 1,181 385 146 4,122 3,682 11.95%
General 120 884 73 761 513 21 1,161 378 139 4,050 3,616 12.00%
Non-practising   19   9 9 1 20 7 7 72 66 9.09%
Nurse 5,382 95,076 3,785 67,703 30,764 8,212 91,129 34,664 9,672 346,387 336,099 3.06%
General 5,293 93,200 3,742 66,870 30,297 8,081 90,114 34,215 9,259 341,071 331,232 2.97%
General and Non-practising2   11   1 1   10 2   25 20 25.00%
Non-practising 88 1,841 41 793 459 129 973 426 411 5,161 4,847 6.48%
Provisional 1 24 2 39 7 2 32 21 2 130    
Nurse and Midwife 579 8,742 520 6,019 2,123 646 7,769 2,968 333 29,699 30,522 -2.70%
General 536 7,647 513 5,746 2,029 609 7,458 2,844 298 27,680 28,616 -3.27%
General and Non-practising3 27 762 6 172 49 30 209 77 5 1,337 1,253 6.70%
General and Provisional       3 2   1     6    
Non-practising 16 333 1 95 43 7 99 47 30 671 653 2.76%
Provisional       3     2     5    
Occupational Therapist 335 5,167 175 3,544 1,430 285 4,521 2,626 221 18,304 17,200 6.42%
General 325 5,004 173 3,395 1,356 271 4,365 2,507 156 17,552 16,500 6.38%
Limited 2 16   17 3 1 21 9   69 89 -22.47%
Non-practising 5 132 2 126 68 13 126 106 65 643 570 12.81%
Provisional 3 15   6 3   9 4   40 41 -2.44%
Optometrist 75 1,743 30 1,031 280 85 1,315 417 166 5,142 4,915 4.62%
General 74 1,699 29 1,017 278 84 1,280 407 109 4,977 4,758 4.60%
Limited   3   1       1   5 2 150.00%
Non-practising 1 41 1 13 2 1 35 9 57 160 155 3.23%
Osteopath 34 572 3 190 37 42 1,109 62 45 2,094 2,000 4.70%
General 33 551 3 186 35 42 1,076 60 34 2,020 1,917 5.37%
Non-practising 1 16   4 2   31 1 11 66 66 0.00%
Provisional   5         2 1   8 17 -52.94%
Pharmacist 516 9,171 217 5,843 2,142 701 7,360 3,163 604 29,717 29,014 2.42%
General 465 8,316 202 5,348 1,973 652 6,677 2,963 352 26,948 26,179 2.94%
Limited   2       1 3 1   7 14 -50.00%
Non-practising 15 255 2 116 48 8 290 54 247 1,035 1,006 2.88%
Provisional 36 598 13 379 121 40 390 145 5 1,727 1,815 -4.85%
Physiotherapist 539 8,408 165 5,349 2,289 450 7,060 3,475 1,120 28,855 27,543 4.76%
General 528 8,099 162 5,188 2,229 430 6,706 3,369 956 27,667 26,442 4.63%
Limited 2 64 2 45 23 14 156 38 2 346 276 25.36%
Non-practising 9 245 1 116 37 6 198 68 162 842 825 2.06%
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 61 1,268 24 780 427 104 1,481 442 68 4,655 4,386 6.13%
General 59 1,251 23 762 411 103 1,440 421 54 4,524 4,260 6.20%
General and Specialist 1 4   1 3   3 17 1 30 30 0.00%
Non-practising 1 13 1 17 13 1 38 4 13 101 96 5.21%
Psychologist 876 11,236 229 6,028 1,678 580 9,152 3,599 529 33,907 32,766 3.48%
General 741 9,220 199 4,816 1,392 491 7,566 2,841 361 27,627 26,843 2.92%
Non-practising 37 566 1 268 91 20 340 174 161 1,658 1,571 5.54%
Provisional 98 1,450 29 944 195 69 1,246 584 7 4,622 4,352 6.20%
Total 2015/16 11,362 190,986 6,913 127,376 53,119 14,123 169,478 67,384 16,880 657,621 637,218 3.20%
Total 2014/15 10,978 185,247 6,696 121,788 52,192 13,886 164,324 65,588 16,519 637,218 619,509 2.86%

Note:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
  2. Practitioners holding general registration in one division and non-practising registration in another division.
  3. Practitioners holding general registration in one profession and non-practising registration in the other profession.
Table R6: Registered Chinese Medicine, Dental and Medical Radiation Practitioners, and Nurses and Midwives, by division
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15 % Change 2014/15 - 2015/16
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 66 1,953 17 862 183 33 1,289 254 105 4,762 4,494 5.96%
Acupuncturist 25 440 12 569 105 22 435 95 19 1,722 1,688 2.01%
Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Dispenser2       2           2 2 0.00%
Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Dispenser and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner2 7 497   51 11 2 154 34 23 779 631 23.45%
Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner2 34 952 5 230 64 9 672 123 58 2,147 2,068 3.82%
Chinese Herbal Dispenser   35   2 1   4 2 1 45 41 9.76%
Chinese Herbal Dispenser and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner2   12     2   2   1 17 14 21.43%
Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner   17   8     22   3 50 50 0.00%
Dental Practitioner 402 6,580 153 4,326 1,800 356 4,972 2,548 604 21,741 21,209 2.51%
Dental Hygienist 42 424 12 138 262 18 219 271 28 1,414 1,373 2.99%
Dental Hygienist and Dental Prosthetist2   2   1           3 3 0.00%
Dental Hygienist and Dental Prosthetist and Dental Therapist2   1         1     2 2 0.00%
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist2 11 65 7 146 61 2 126 54 8 480 483 -0.62%
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and Dentist       2           2    
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and Oral Health Therapist       1           1    
Dental Hygienist and Dentist2   2   1           3 2 50.00%
Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Therapist2   2     1     3   6 6 0.00%
Dental Prosthetist 16 409 4 271 63 48 351 85 3 1,250 1,245 0.40%
Dental Prosthetist and Dental Therapist2             1     1 1 0.00%
Dental Prosthetist and Dentist2             1     1 1 0.00%
Dental Therapist 18 212 15 180 85 48 159 289 10 1,016 1,063 -4.42%
Dental Therapist and Dentist             1     1    
Dental Therapist and Oral Health Therapist2               4   4 2 100.00%
Dentist 294 5,135 106 3,225 1,174 229 3,814 1,737 550 16,264 15,888 2.37%
Dentist and Oral Health Therapist2   1     1         2 1 100.00%
Oral Health Therapist 21 327 9 361 153 11 299 105 5 1,291 1,139 13.35%
Medical Radiation Practitioner 264 5,089 112 3,061 1,161 311 3,740 1,325 240 15,303 14,866 2.94%
Diagnostic Radiographer 175 3,916 99 2,410 932 232 2,811 1,079 186 11,840 11,496 2.99%
Diagnostic Radiographer and Nuclear Medicine Technologist2   1   10 1 1   1   14 15 -6.67%
Diagnostic Radiographer and Radiation Therapist2       1     1     2 2 0.00%
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 25 422 2 153 80 20 317 66 10 1,095 1,039 5.39%
Radiation Therapist 64 750 11 487 148 58 611 179 44 2,352 2,314 1.64%
Nurse 5,382 95,076 3,785 67,703 30,764 8,212 91,129 34,664 9,672 346,387 336,099 3.06%
Enrolled Nurse 703 13,840 425 12,622 8,016 1,472 20,396 5,406 114 62,994 61,880 1.80%
Enrolled Nurse and Registered Nurse2 67 1,269 64 1,337 675 69 2,408 544 32 6,465 5,585 15.76%
Registered Nurse 4,612 79,967 3,296 53,744 22,073 6,671 68,325 28,714 9,526 276,928 268,634 3.09%
Nurse and Midwife 579 8,742 520 6,019 2,123 646 7,769 2,968 333 29,699 30,522 -2.70%
Enrolled Nurse and Midwife2 2 4 1 16 3   38     64 62 3.23%
Enrolled Nurse and Registered Nurse and Midwife2 1 13 1 4 4   33 10   66 59 11.86%
Registered Nurse and Midwife2 576 8,725 518 5,999 2,116 646 7,698 2,958 333 29,569 30,401 -2.74%
Total 2015/16 6,693 117,440 4,587 81,971 36,031 9,558 108,899 41,759 10,954 417,892 407,190 2.63%
Total 2014/15 6,501 114,534 4,486 78,613 35,585 9,413 106,224 41,021 10,813 407,190 398,585 2.16%

Note:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
  2. Practitioners who hold dual or multiple registration.
Table R7: Registered practitioners by profession and age
Profession U - 25 25 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 39 40 - 44 45 - 49 50 - 54 55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 - 74 75 - 79 80+ Not available Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 22 35 52 66 81 93 106 77 36 15 4     0 587 391
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 39 266 414 618 673 593 668 614 484 251 82 46 14 0 4,762 4,494
Chiropractor 135 857 816 739 762 559 418 352 235 163 79 39 13 0 5,167 4,998
Dental Practitioner 827 3,059 3,321 2,920 2,372 2,078 2,044 2,220 1,474 875 363 129 59 0 21,741 21,209
Medical Practitioner 1,542 12,697 14,536 14,516 13,177 11,185 10,406 9,654 7,563 5,532 3,373 1,747 1,251 0 107,179 103,133
Medical Radiation Practitioner 1,441 3,053 2,727 1,924 1,635 1,254 1,068 1,116 731 280 57 17   0 15,303 14,866
Midwife 366 782 661 527 571 478 307 221 133 57 16 3   0 4,122 3,682
Nurse 18,564 40,192 42,389 35,558 40,552 41,033 40,733 42,681 29,144 12,286 2,665 503 87 0 346,387 336,099
Nurse and Midwife 449 1,571 1,946 1,793 2,424 3,253 5,060 6,267 4,549 1,869 418 81 19 0 29,699 30,522
Occupational Therapist 1,777 4,024 3,566 2,710 1,983 1,532 1,161 885 462 168 34 2   0 18,304 17,200
Optometrist 297 765 712 661 591 620 473 546 304 107 43 20 3 0 5,142 4,915
Osteopath 65 420 416 393 265 154 101 112 87 49 15 11 6 0 2,094 2,000
Pharmacist 2,343 6,269 5,782 3,962 2,653 2,206 1,798 1,797 1,228 818 453 293 115 0 29,717 29,014
Physiotherapist 2,385 6,187 5,000 3,804 2,939 2,505 2,103 2,017 1,146 510 178 62 19 0 28,855 27,543
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 411 991 787 611 585 463 366 253 115 43 16 10 4 0 4,655 4,386
Psychologist 938 3,796 5,098 4,601 4,483 3,613 3,007 2,942 2,568 1,874 737 174 76 0 33,907 32,766
Total 2015/16 31,601 84,964 88,223 75,403 75,746 71,619 69,819 71,754 50,259 24,897 8,533 3,137 1,666 0 657,621  
Total 2014/15 30,606 82,019 82,501 72,732 75,161 69,354 71,265 70,526 47,345 23,202 7,981 2,959 1,560 7   637,218
Table R8: Age ranges of all professions by per cent
Profession U - 25 25 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 39 40 - 44 45 - 49 50 - 54 55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 - 74 75 - 79 80+ Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 3.7% 6.0% 8.9% 11.2% 13.8% 15.8% 18.1% 13.1% 6.1% 2.6% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 587 391
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 0.8% 5.6% 8.7% 13.0% 14.1% 12.5% 14.0% 12.9% 10.2% 5.3% 1.7% 1.0% 0.3% 4,762 4,494
Chiropractor 2.6% 16.6% 15.8% 14.3% 14.7% 10.8% 8.1% 6.8% 4.5% 3.2% 1.5% 0.8% 0.3% 5,167 4,998
Dental Practitioner 3.8% 14.1% 15.3% 13.4% 10.9% 9.6% 9.4% 10.2% 6.8% 4.0% 1.7% 0.6% 0.3% 21,741 21,209
Medical Practitioner 1.4% 11.8% 13.6% 13.5% 12.3% 10.4% 9.7% 9.0% 7.1% 5.2% 3.1% 1.6% 1.2% 107,179 103,133
Medical Radiation Practitioner 9.4% 20.0% 17.8% 12.6% 10.7% 8.2% 7.0% 7.3% 4.8% 1.8% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 15,303 14,866
Midwife 8.9% 19.0% 16.0% 12.8% 13.9% 11.6% 7.4% 5.4% 3.2% 1.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 4,122 3,682
Nurse 5.4% 11.6% 12.2% 10.3% 11.7% 11.8% 11.8% 12.3% 8.4% 3.5% 0.8% 0.1% 0.0% 346,387 336,099
Nurse and Midwife 1.5% 5.3% 6.6% 6.0% 8.2% 11.0% 17.0% 21.1% 15.3% 6.3% 1.4% 0.3% 0.1% 29,699 30,522
Occupational Therapist 9.7% 22.0% 19.5% 14.8% 10.8% 8.4% 6.3% 4.8% 2.5% 0.9% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 18,304 17,200
Optometrist 5.8% 14.9% 13.8% 12.9% 11.5% 12.1% 9.2% 10.6% 5.9% 2.1% 0.8% 0.4% 0.1% 5,142 4,915
Osteopath 3.1% 20.1% 19.9% 18.8% 12.7% 7.4% 4.8% 5.3% 4.2% 2.3% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% 2,094 2,000
Pharmacist 7.9% 21.1% 19.5% 13.3% 8.9% 7.4% 6.1% 6.0% 4.1% 2.8% 1.5% 1.0% 0.4% 29,717 29,014
Physiotherapist 8.3% 21.4% 17.3% 13.2% 10.2% 8.7% 7.3% 7.0% 4.0% 1.8% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 28,855 27,543
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 8.8% 21.3% 16.9% 13.1% 12.6% 9.9% 7.9% 5.4% 2.5% 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 4,655 4,386
Psychologist 2.8% 11.2% 15.0% 13.6% 13.2% 10.7% 8.9% 8.7% 7.6% 5.5% 2.2% 0.5% 0.2% 33,907 32,766
Total 2015/16 4.8% 12.9% 13.4% 11.5% 11.5% 10.9% 10.6% 10.9% 7.6% 3.8% 1.3% 0.5% 0.3% 657,621  
Total 2014/15 4.8% 12.9% 12.9% 11.4% 11.8% 10.9% 11.2% 11.1% 7.4% 3.6% 1.3% 0.5% 0.2%   637,218
Table R9: Nursing/midwifery age range by per cent
U - 25 25 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 39 40 - 44 45 - 49 50 - 54 55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 - 74 75 - 79 80+ Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Midwife 366 782 661 527 571 478 307 221 133 57 16 3   4,122 3,682
Nurse 18,564 40,192 42,389 35,558 40,552 41,033 40,733 42,681 29,144 12,286 2,665 503 87 346,387 336,099
Nurse and Midwife 449 1,571 1,946 1,793 2,424 3,253 5,060 6,267 4,549 1,869 418 81 19 29,699 30,522
Total 2015/16 19,379 42,545 44,996 37,878 43,547 44,764 46,100 49,169 33,826 14,212 3,099 587 106 380,208  
% 2015/16 5.1% 11.2% 11.8% 10.0% 11.5% 11.8% 12.1% 12.9% 8.9% 3.7% 0.8% 0.2% 0.0% 100.0%  
Total 2014/15 18,520 41,153 41,203 37,177 43,906 43,812 47,688 48,530 31,774 13,057 2,846 549 87   370,303
% 2014/15 5.0% 11.1% 11.1% 10.0% 11.9% 11.8% 12.9% 13.1% 8.6% 3.5% 0.8% 0.1% 0.0%   100.0%
Table R10: Registered practitioners by profession, principal place of practice and gender
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15 % Change 2014/15 - 2015/16
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 4 106 210 103 52 3 11 98   587 391 50.13%
Female 2 85 154 85 36 3 9 78   452 295 53.22%
Male 2 21 56 18 16   2 20   135 96 40.63%
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 66 1,953 17 862 183 33 1,289 254 105 4,762 4,494 5.96%
Female 36 1,048 10 460 100 20 723 155 50 2,602 2,415 7.74%
Male 30 905 7 402 83 13 566 99 55 2,160 2,079 3.90%
Chiropractor 67 1,736 23 818 373 57 1,328 602 163 5,167 4,998 3.38%
Female 33 634 7 288 141 17 550 258 61 1,989 1,877 5.97%
Male 34 1,102 16 530 232 40 778 344 102 3,178 3,121 1.83%
Dental Practitioner 402 6,580 153 4,326 1,800 356 4,972 2,548 604 21,741 21,209 2.51%
Female 229 2,989 80 2,071 1,001 161 2,499 1,449 258 10,737 10,331 3.93%
Male 173 3,591 73 2,255 799 195 2,473 1,099 346 11,004 10,878 1.16%
Medical Practitioner 2,042 33,236 1,177 20,949 7,858 2,236 26,061 10,756 2,864 107,179 103,133 3.92%
Female 925 13,762 568 8,440 3,177 937 11,065 4,560 1,058 44,492 42,189 5.46%
Male 1,117 19,474 609 12,509 4,681 1,299 14,996 6,196 1,806 62,687 60,944 2.86%
Medical Radiation Practitioner 264 5,089 112 3,061 1,161 311 3,740 1,325 240 15,303 14,866 2.94%
Female 176 3,415 72 2,059 850 213 2,500 912 172 10,369 10,064 3.03%
Male 88 1,674 40 1,002 311 98 1,240 413 68 4,934 4,802 2.75%
Midwife 120 903 73 770 522 22 1,181 385 146 4,122 3,682 11.95%
Female 119 897 72 768 521 21 1,178 385 146 4,107 3,666 12.03%
Male 1 6 1 2 1 1 3     15 16 -6.25%
Nurse 5,382 95,076 3,785 67,703 30,764 8,212 91,129 34,664 9,672 346,387 336,099 3.06%
Female 4,722 82,726 3,199 60,109 27,285 7,258 81,412 31,436 8,303 306,450 297,792 2.91%
Male 660 12,350 586 7,594 3,479 954 9,717 3,228 1,369 39,937 38,307 4.26%
Nurse and Midwife 579 8,742 520 6,019 2,123 646 7,769 2,968 333 29,699 30,522 -2.70%
Female 567 8,551 494 5,917 2,078 631 7,689 2,925 325 29,177 29,975 -2.66%
Male 12 191 26 102 45 15 80 43 8 522 547 -4.57%
Occupational Therapist 335 5,167 175 3,544 1,430 285 4,521 2,626 221 18,304 17,200 6.42%
Female 296 4,710 157 3,270 1,274 261 4,155 2,417 209 16,749 15,752 6.33%
Male 39 457 18 274 156 24 366 209 12 1,555 1,448 7.39%
Optometrist 75 1,743 30 1,031 280 85 1,315 417 166 5,142 4,915 4.62%
Female 42 949 15 520 127 29 705 187 84 2,658 2,491 6.70%
Male 33 794 15 511 153 56 610 230 82 2,484 2,424 2.48%
Osteopath 34 572 3 190 37 42 1,109 62 45 2,094 2,000 4.70%
Female 16 248   85 24 24 687 32 21 1,137 1,077 5.57%
Male 18 324 3 105 13 18 422 30 24 957 923 3.68%
Pharmacist 516 9,171 217 5,843 2,142 701 7,360 3,163 604 29,717 29,014 2.42%
Female 337 5,589 140 3,610 1,304 404 4,474 1,990 395 18,243 17,616 3.56%
Male 179 3,582 77 2,233 838 297 2,886 1,173 209 11,474 11,398 0.67%
Physiotherapist 539 8,408 165 5,349 2,289 450 7,060 3,475 1,120 28,855 27,543 4.76%
Female 368 5,684 116 3,580 1,486 326 4,825 2,477 777 19,639 18,911 3.85%
Male 171 2,724 49 1,769 803 124 2,235 998 343 9,216 8,632 6.77%
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 61 1,268 24 780 427 104 1,481 442 68 4,655 4,386 6.13%
Female 33 731 13 471 259 66 936 272 41 2,822 2,677 5.42%
Male 28 537 11 309 168 38 545 170 27 1,833 1,709 7.26%
Psychologist 876 11,236 229 6,028 1,678 580 9,152 3,599 529 33,907 32,766 3.48%
Female 705 8,861 170 4,816 1,266 471 7,338 2,876 406 26,909 25,894 3.92%
Male 171 2,375 59 1,212 412 109 1,814 723 123 6,998 6,872 1.83%
Total 2015/16 11,362 190,986 6,913 127,376 53,119 14,123 169,478 67,384 16,880 657,621    
Total 2014/15 10,978 185,247 6,696 121,788 52,192 13,886 164,324 65,588 16,519   637,218 3.20%

Notes:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
Table R11: Health practitioners with specialties at 30 June 2016
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15 % change 2014/15 - 2015/16
Dental Practitioner 39 508 6 331 148 25 418 180 59 1,714 1,693 1.2%
Dento-maxillofacial radiology       6     1 3   10 10 0.0%
Endodontics 7 49   28 15 3 39 16 6 163 159 2.5%
Forensic odontology 2 6 1 2 3 2 5 5   26 27 -3.7%
Oral and maxillofacial surgery 4 51 2 44 17 5 50 22 7 202 202 0.0%
Oral medicine   7   5     12 7 4 35 35 0.0%
Oral pathology   7   4 3   4 3 3 24 24 0.0%
Oral surgery   38   4     7 1 1 51 52 -1.9%
Orthodontics 11 185 3 127 55 13 138 54 19 605 600 0.8%
Paediatric dentistry 2 36   22 13   36 15 6 130 119 9.2%
Periodontics 8 59   42 16 2 57 32 7 223 221 0.9%
Prosthodontics 5 65   42 22   54 21 4 213 212 0.5%
Public health dentistry (Community dentistry)   3   1 2   8 1 1 16 16 0.0%
Special needs dentistry   2   4 2   7   1 16 16 0.0%
Medical Practitioner 1,208 20,046 562 12,491 5,046 1,411 16,183 6,248 1,268 64,463 62,490 3.2%
Addiction medicine 4 65 2 28 17 6 30 13 3 168 167 0.6%
Anaesthesia 79 1,450 35 960 367 115 1,121 525 130 4,782 4,627 3.3%
Dermatology 6 190 1 86 45 6 141 44 9 528 507 4.1%
Emergency medicine 37 467 36 443 119 49 464 221 68 1,904 1,687 12.9%
General practice 426 7,593 245 5,096 1,920 622 5,836 2,505 228 24,471 23,993 2.0%
Intensive care medicine 22 251 10 179 70 16 193 78 37 856 815 5.0%
Paediatric intensive care medicine   2   1   1 3     7 2 250.0%
No subspecialty declared 22 249 10 178 70 15 190 78 37 849 813 4.4%
Medical administration 12 105 4 86 14 3 70 29 8 331 334 -0.9%
Obstetrics and gynaecology 31 567 16 379 151 40 519 174 55 1,932 1,871 3.3%
Gynaecological oncology   16   9 4 1 12 4   46 43 7.0%
Maternal-fetal medicine 1 12 1 8 3   9 5 1 40 40 0.0%
Obstetrics and gynaecological ultrasound   13   5 3   50 3 2 76 77 -1.3%
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility   27   3 7 1 14 2   54 53 1.9%
Urogynaecology 1 10   8 1   7 4   31 30 3.3%
No subspecialty declared 29 489 15 346 133 38 427 156 52 1,685 1,628 3.5%
Occupational and environmental medicine 15 89 1 40 31 7 67 45 13 308 302 2.0%
Ophthalmology 15 371 4 165 72 21 245 79 19 991 967 2.5%
Paediatrics and child health 39 838 30 460 175 38 620 275 80 2,555 2,442 4.6%
Clinical genetics   16   4     5 1   26 25 4.0%
Community child health 2 21   12 2   10 4 1 52 43 20.9%
General paediatrics 26 616 19 336 131 30 449 180 38 1,825 1,784 2.3%
Neonatal and perinatal medicine 5 49 2 28 11 3 42 29 5 174 164 6.1%
Paediatric cardiology   8 1 7     10 4 6 36 31 16.1%
Paediatric clinical pharmacology   1               1 1 0.0%
Paediatric emergency medicine   12   17 4   9 8 1 51 44 15.9%
Paediatric endocrinology 1 13   8 1   4 4 1 32 26 23.1%
Paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology   5   3 1   8 4 3 24 23 4.3%
Paediatric haematology   5   2     3 1   11 10 10.0%
Paediatric immunology and allergy 1 6   2 4   6   1 20 17 17.6%
Paediatric infectious diseases   5 1 3 2   6 1 1 19 16 18.8%
Paediatric intensive care medicine   3   3           6 5 20.0%
Paediatric medical oncology   6   5 2   8 6   27 25 8.0%
Paediatric nephrology   5   1 1   3 1   11 8 37.5%
Paediatric neurology   17   5 1 1 7 2 2 35 31 12.9%
Paediatric palliative medicine   1   1           2 2 0.0%
Paediatric rehabilitation medicine   5   1 1     1   8 6 33.3%
Paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine 1 9   8 1   4 4   27 25 8.0%
Paediatric rheumatology   3   2 1   3 3   12 12 0.0%
No subspecialty declared 3 32 7 12 12 4 43 22 21 156 144 8.3%
Pain medicine 3 88   56 30 11 51 33 4 276 260 6.2%
Palliative medicine 6 108 4 51 26 12 63 32 10 312 297 5.1%
Pathology 51 715 10 363 150 43 467 236 38 2,073 2,009 3.2%
Anatomical pathology (including cytopathology) 19 305 4 169 62 19 198 99 17 892 872 2.3%
Chemical pathology 4 26   13 7 2 22 17 4 95 90 5.6%
Forensic pathology   10 1 13 5 2 12 5   48 48 0.0%
General pathology 2 56 1 19 5 4 26 7 3 123 125 -1.6%
Haematology 11 172 3 90 41 11 134 45 6 513 487 5.3%
Immunology 6 48   12 12 1 20 18 1 118 117 0.9%
Microbiology 6 80 1 39 15 4 46 36 4 231 222 4.1%
No subspecialty declared 3 18   8 3   9 9 3 53 48 10.4%
Physician 193 2,977 76 1,663 841 173 2,834 811 211 9,779 9,423 3.8%
Cardiology 19 414 7 269 118 21 337 87 41 1,313 1,251 5.0%
Clinical genetics   31   8 8   20 5   72 71 1.4%
Clinical pharmacology 1 14   10 10   12 5 3 55 53 3.8%
Endocrinology 13 217 7 115 35 11 206 49 5 658 630 4.4%
Gastroenterology and hepatology 25 252 2 151 64 12 244 66 20 836 802 4.2%
General medicine 33 393 19 363 235 35 528 136 43 1,785 1,772 0.7%
Geriatric medicine 12 216 2 94 50 11 197 73 6 661 609 8.5%
Haematology 9 175 4 90 38 11 155 40 10 532 507 4.9%
Immunology and allergy 7 60 1 16 14 2 31 24 4 159 154 3.2%
Infectious diseases 9 95 11 58 27 7 155 34 12 408 389 4.9%
Medical oncology 10 181 2 104 48 11 226 37 7 626 584 7.2%
Nephrology 13 162 11 78 28 10 162 41 17 522 507 3.0%
Neurology 9 212 1 72 38 7 175 44 9 567 546 3.8%
Nuclear medicine 9 105   32 25 7 61 20 2 261 257 1.6%
Respiratory and sleep medicine 10 202 4 125 57 13 171 62 7 651 631 3.2%
Rheumatology 8 116 2 49 37 7 105 30 11 365 349 4.6%
No subspecialty declared 6 132 3 29 9 8 49 58 14 308 311 -1.0%
Psychiatry 58 1,078 20 670 283 66 997 318 75 3,565 3,432 3.9%
Public health medicine 28 134 21 82 29 10 76 43 11 434 432 0.5%
Radiation oncology 13 130 2 73 19 8 105 20 10 380 366 3.8%
Radiology 50 681 4 442 177 45 604 245 120 2,368 2,280 3.9%
Diagnostic radiology 40 598 3 377 163 40 490 211 101 2,023 1,951 3.7%
Diagnostic ultrasound   1         3     4 4 0.0%
Nuclear medicine 5 38   51 10 3 66 10 3 186 187 -0.5%
No subspecialty declared 5 44 1 14 4 2 45 24 16 155 138 12.3%
Rehabilitation medicine 6 225 2 63 38 8 133 16 6 497 473 5.1%
Sexual health medicine 4 58 1 18 9 1 24 7 1 123 118 4.2%
Sport and exercise medicine 11 41 1 11 4 2 39 10   119 119 0.0%
Surgery 99 1,825 37 1,077 459 109 1,484 489 132 5,711 5,569 2.5%
Cardio-thoracic surgery 6 57   40 12 4 62 13 7 201 205 -2.0%
General surgery 27 650 18 354 159 35 533 147 51 1,974 1,936 2.0%
Neurosurgery 7 79   47 15 6 70 19 4 247 238 3.8%
Oral and maxillofacial surgery 4 28 2 29 12 2 28 14 4 123 114 7.9%
Orthopaedic surgery 26 444 8 297 118 25 311 135 30 1,394 1,342 3.9%
Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery 9 158 3 92 45 9 120 45 17 498 486 2.5%
Paediatric surgery 4 36   15 8 2 26 8 4 103 104 -1.0%
Plastic surgery 6 128 3 70 42 11 140 46 4 450 443 1.6%
Urology 6 135 1 86 31 10 118 40 7 434 418 3.8%
Vascular surgery 4 72 1 45 17 5 63 19 3 229 222 3.2%
No subspecialty declared   38 1 2     13 3 1 58 61 -4.9%
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 1 4   1 3   3 17 1 30 30 0.0%
Podiatric surgeon 1 4   1 3   3 17 1 30 30 0.0%
Total 1,248 20,558 568 12,823 5,197 1,436 16,604 6,445 1,328 66,207 64,213 3.1%

Notes:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
Table R12: Registered practitioners by profession by principal place of practice and endorsement or notation
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Chiropractor             32     32 33
Acupuncture             32     32 33
Dental Practitioner 4 49 2 22 2 2 5 9   95 91
Conscious Sedation 4 49 2 22 2 2 5 9   95 91
Medical Practitioner 5 160 2 87 34 13 232 40   573 486
Acupuncture 5 160 2 87 34 13 232 40   573 486
Nurse2 44 356 40 1,196 126 33 438 259 23 2,515 2,229
Midwife Practitioner                     1
Nurse Practitioner 38 317 21 367 119 28 274 238 16 1,418 1,247
Scheduled Medicines 6 39 19 829 7 5 164 21 7 1,097 981
Midwife2 6 105 7 236 55 17 119 86   631 487
Eligible Midwives3 4 64 5 148 31 9 72 47   380 304
Midwife Practitioner   1               1 1
Scheduled Medicines 2 40 2 88 24 8 47 39   250 182
Optometrist 32 596 19 469 157 60 839 189 26 2,387 2,000
Scheduled Medicines 32 596 19 469 157 60 839 189 26 2,387 2,000
Osteopath             2     2 2
Acupuncture             2     2 2
Physiotherapist             8     8 8
Acupuncture             8     8 8
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 1 4   9 9   24 27   74 68
Scheduled Medicines 1 4   9 9   24 27   74 68
Psychologist4 278 3,328 43 1,655 778 228 3,348 1,390 119 11,167 10,643
Area of Practice 278 3,328 43 1,655 778 228 3,348 1,390 119 11,167 10,643
Total 2015/16 370 4,598 113 3,674 1,161 353 5,047 2,000 168 17,484  
Total 2014/15 344 4,181 99 3,328 1,067 331 4,668 1,886 143   16,047

Notes:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
  2. Nursing and midwifery registrants may hold dual nursing and midwifery registration and may have endorsements against each registration. Nursing and midwifery registrants may hold one or more endorsement/notation in each profession.
  3. Holds notation of Eligible Midwife.
  4. See Table R12: Nature of area of practice endorsements held by psychologists for details.
Table R13: Nature of area of practice endorsements
Area of practice sub-type Number of endorsements - Total 2015/16 Number of endorsements - Total 2014/15
Clinical Neuropsychology 608 587
Clinical Psychology 7,481 7,028
Community Psychology 55 56
Counselling Psychology 946 944
Educational and Developmental Psychology 619 610
Forensic Psychology 553 541
Health Psychology 321 316
Organisational Psychology 489 469
Sport and Exercise Psychology 95 92
Total 1 11,167 10,643

Notes:

  1. A number of psychologists hold one or more area of practice endorsements
Table R14: International criminal history checks by profession, state or territory
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 1 66 1 32 7   43 12 32 194 181
Chiropractor 2 33   23 5   18 7 11 99 23
Dental Practitioner 7 84 2 75 35 4 79 47 77 410 108
Medical Practitioner 73 931 65 885 250 83 759 476 234 3,756 1,219
Medical Radiation Practitioner 5 70 1 40 10 1 49 17 92 285 90
Midwife 8 46 5 39 13 1 40 24 67 243 61
Nurse 157 2,091 106 1,193 667 50 1,874 750 2,039 8,927 1,951
Occupational Therapist 9 93 1 54 15 1 77 35 13 298 106
Optometrist 2 14   15 10   11 11 10 73 7
Osteopath   11   8     11 2 2 34 6
Pharmacist 14 93 2 59 38 10 84 42 20 362 71
Physiotherapist 8 161 3 107 23 6 130 54 61 553 162
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 1 23   20 4 5 11 1 16 81 12
Psychologist 14 210 6 133 27 10 194 97 31 722 232
Total 2015/16 301 3,926 192 2,683 1,104 171 3,380 1,575 2,705 16,037  
Total 2014/15 77 1,186 56 798 349 30 1,056 677     4,229

Notes:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
Table R15: Cases in 2015/16 where a criminal history check contributed to a decision to refuse registration, by profession and state
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner                   0 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner                   0 0
Chiropractor                   0 0
Dental Practitioner                   0 1
Medical Practitioner                   0 0
Medical Radiation Practitioner                   0 0
Midwife                   0 0
Nurse   1               1 5
Occupational Therapist                   0 0
Optometrist                   0 0
Osteopath                   0 0
Pharmacist                   0 1
Physiotherapist                   0 0
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon                   0 0
Psychologist                   0 0
Total 2015/16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  
Total 2014/15 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0   7

Notes:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
Table R16: Registered practitioners by state; three-year trend1
Fiscal Year ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP Total
Total 2015/16 11,362 190,986 6,913 127,376 53,119 14,123 169,478 67,384 16,880 657,621
Total 2014/15 10,978 185,247 6,696 121,788 52,192 13,886 164,324 65,588 16,519 637,218
Total 2013/14 10,723 181,025 6,650 117,622 51,352 13,572 160,286 64,015 14,264 619,509

Notes:

  1. Data are based on registered practitioners as at 30 June of each year presented.
Table N16: Notifications received in 2015/16 by profession and issue category1
Issue category Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner AHPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner HPCA2 Chinese Medicine Practitioner AHPRA Chinese Medicine Practitioner HPCA Chiropractor AHPRA Chiropractor HPCA Dental Practitioner AHPRA Dental Practitioner HPCA Medical Practitioner AHPRA Medical Practitioner HPCA Medical Radiation Practitioner AHPRA Medical Radiation Practitioner HPCA Midwife AHPRA Midwife HPCA Nurse AHPRA Nurse HPCA Occupational Therapist AHPRA Occupational Therapist HPCA Optometrist AHPRA Optometrist HPCA Osteopath AHPRA Osteopath HPCA Pharmacist AHPRA Pharmacist HPCA Physiotherapist AHPRA Physiotherapist HPCA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon AHPRA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon HPCA Psychologist AHPRA Psychologist HPCA Not identified AHPRA Not identified HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA Total 2014/15 HPCA
Behaviour 2   0   1 9 10 3 83 44 2   2 1 75 73 3 7 0   0 2 9 15 5 2 0 1 13 12 0   205 169 152 160
Billing 0   0 3 3 7 16 21 29 59 0   0   2 1 0 2 0 2 0   2 7 3 4 1 2 5 8 0   61 116 71 120
Boundary violation 0   6   9 4 3 2 91 69 6 1 1 1 41 21 2   0   0 2 4 2 8 7 0   37 27 0   208 136 216 119
Clinical care 1   4 9 21 9 360 278 1654 1,097 7 9 43 3 286 194 6 3 9 9 6 3 11 5 26 9 17 5 79 42 3   2,533 1,675 1,997 1,445
Communication 0   3   1 1 16 5 260 211 1   5   36 14 5 5 1 3 1 1 14 6 0 6 5   44 23 1   393 275 346 323
Confidentiality 0   1   2 1 2 2 56 33 2   4   62 19 5 2 1 1 2   8 3 1 1 2 2 23 13 0   171 77 151 59
Conflict of interest 0   0   0   0   4 1 0   0   3 1 1   0   0   0   1   1   5 3 0   15 5 14 5
Discrimination 0   0   0 1 0   5 15 0   1   2   0   0   0   0 2 0   0   1   0   9 18 12 22
Documentation 1   3 2 5 3 6 10 147 122 0   1   43 1 2 1 1   1   7 2 3 1 3 3 45 23 0   268 168 233 212
Health impairment 1   2 1 4   19 7 184 98 12 1 17   353 146 4 1 0   0   25 12 4 2 2   19 19 0   646 287 547 301
Infection/hygiene 0   1 1 0   18 20 12 16 0   0   10 1 0   0   3   1   0   3 1 0   0   48 39 30 56
Informed consent 0   0   3   5 5 43 44 1   0   5 1 0   0   0   0   0   0   7 2 0   64 52 64 43
Medico-legal conduct 0   0   0   0   47 85 0   0   0   3   0   0   0   1 1 0   9   0   60 86 44 7
National Law breach 0   6 2 8 5 16 17 47 59 2 1 3 1 52 30 2   4 1 1   10 6 7   3   6 10 0   167 132 154 87
National Law offence 0   0 7 6 18 2 150 3 30 0   0 1 3 22 0 3 0 5 0   1 15 0 1 2   5 3 0   22 255 19 75
Offence 0   0   9 4 6 1 48 46 2   4 1 110 37 2   1   0 1 11 31 3 1 0   4 7 0   200 129 135 128
Offence by student 0   0   0   0 2 1   0   1   3 1 0   0   0   0   0 1 0   0   0   5 4 1 0
Other 0   2   10 2 6 3 61 1 0   1   55   0   0   0   7   1   1 1 19   0   163 7 158 14
Pharmacy/medication 0   0 1 0   5 2 323 174 0   9   162 38 0   0 1 0   198 149 0   0   0   0   697 365 478 348
Professional conduct                                                                 0 0 3 0
Research/teaching/assessment 0   0   0   0   7 3 0   0   4   0   0   0   0 1 0   1   2 2 0   14 6 4 3
Response to adverse event 0   0   0   2   9 12 0   2   13 1 0   0   0   1   0   1   2   0   30 13 18 4
Teamwork/supervision 0   0   0   4   22 5 0   1   17 1 0   0   0   2 3 2   0   5 3 0   53 12 18 11
Not recorded 1 0   0   0   0   11   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   6   24 0 19 0
Total 2015/16 5 0 28 26 82 64 496 528 3,147 2,224 36 12 95 8 1,341 602 35 24 17 22 14 9 311 259 66 36 42 15 331 197 10 0 6,056 4,026    
Total 2014/15 7 0 10 12 41 34 428 338 2,514 2,027 21 10 65 9 1,131 602 33 16 26 29 5 8 246 244 57 40 20 17 276 156 4 0     4,884 3,542

Notes:

  1. The issue categorisation is based on initial information provided by the notifier. An issue category is not always identified by the notifier.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N17: Notifications received in 2015/16 by profession and notification source1
Issue category Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner AHPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner HPCA Chinese Medicine Practitioner AHPRA Chinese Medicine Practitioner HPCA Chiropractor AHPRA Chiropractor HPCA Dental Practitioner AHPRA Dental Practitioner HPCA Medical Practitioner AHPRA Medical Practitioner HPCA Medical Radiation Practitioner AHPRA Medical Radiation Practitioner HPCA Midwife AHPRA Midwife HPCA Nurse AHPRA Nurse HPCA Occupational Therapist AHPRA Occupational Therapist HPCA Optometrist AHPRA Optometrist HPCA Osteopath AHPRA Osteopath HPCA Pharmacist AHPRA Pharmacist HPCA Physiotherapist AHPRA Physiotherapist HPCA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon AHPRA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon HPCA Psychologist AHPRA Psychologist HPCA Not identified AHPRA Not identified HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA Total 2014/15 HPCA
AHPRA2       9   25   6   19   1       27   2   5       4   2       9     0 109 0 91
Anonymous 1   0 1 4 2 7   29 34 1 1 2   54 22 1 1 0 1 0   8 21 1 1 0   4 3 0   112 87 106 81
Council               5   50           17               32           3     0 107 0 109
Courts/Coroner                   11           2                                 0 13 0 12
Drugs and poisons 0   0   0   0 2 19 15 0   0   1 1 0   0   0   4 23 0   0   0 1 0   24 42 27 34
Education provider 0   0   0   3 2 5 3 1   1   9 18 0   0   0   0 1 0   0   2 2 0   21 26 22 20
Employee       1   1   7   9   1       6               8           7     0 40 0 57
Employer 2   0   1   8 3 103 51 3 2 19 4 398 159 4 3 1   0   15 5 1 5 1 3 13 10 0   569 245 543 229
Government department 0   3   5 1 3 2 73 30 1 4 4   31 12 1   0 1 2 1 20 3 4   1   7 1 0   155 55 92 98
HCE 0   1   0   51   298   2   1   46   0   1   0   15   3   5   7   4   434 0 688 1
Health advisory service 0   0   0   1   4   0   2   18   0   0   0   2   0   0   1   0   28 0 10 0
Hospital 0   0   0   3   25 2 0   5   36 2 0   0   0   1 1 0   0   1   0   71 5 25 12
Insurance company 0   0   2 2 1 12 3 2 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2 2 6 3 0   0   14 21 9 27
Lawyer 0   0   1   2   32 24 0   0   5 2 0   0   0   1 1 0   0   3 2 0   44 29 34 30
Medicare       1       1                                                 0 2 1 0
Member of Parliament 0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2 0 1 0
Member of the public 0   4   9 10 23 165 163 44 0 1 4   54 31 1 2 2   3 2 35 23 4 1 1   37 24 0   340 303 323 150
Ombudsman 0   0   0   0   23   1   0   10   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   35 0 41 0
Other board/council 0   2   3   1   10 2 0   0   14 2 1   4   0   3   0   0   1   0   39 4 45 4
Other practitioner 2   5 2 16 6 35 5 311 83 11   14 2 236 50 8 3 1 1 0 1 44 18 6 1 5   47 18 0   741 190 583 195
Own motion 0   4   12   20   140   4   17   85   1   0   0   23   4   4   14   1   329 0 222 0
Patient 0   5 9 20 13 284 248 1330 1,216 6 2 14 2 86 74 10 5 7 12 8 3 83 66 32 20 13 5 118 56 5   2,021 1,731 1,408 1,547
Police 0   0   1 1 0   29 8 0   4   52 3 0   0   0 1 4 3 0   0   3 1 0   93 17 52 17
Relative 0   2 1 1 3 31 57 409 534 2   1   55 105 6 7 0 2 1 1 33 36 5 2 2 3 48 34 0   596 785 361 655
Self 0   1   3   10   59 23 3   4   84 35 2 1 1   0   9 2 3 1 0   3 4 0   182 66 114 84
Treating practitioner 0   0 2 0   3 13 16 64 1   0   29 34 0   0   0   2 12 0 1 0   7 22 0   58 148 80 84
Unclassified 0   1   4   10   64   0   3   38   0   0   0   8   1   4 1 15   0   148 1 97 5
Total 2015/16 5 0 28 26 82 64 496 528 3,147 2,224 36 12 95 8 1,341 602 35 24 17 22 14 9 311 259 66 36 42 15 331 197 10 0 6,056 4,026    
Total 2014/15 7 0 10 12 41 34 428 338 2,514 2,027 21 10 65 9 1,131 602 33 16 26 29 5 8 246 244 57 40 20 17 276 156 4 0     4,884 3,542

Notes:

  1. Source of notification includes categories used in both AHPPRA and the HPCA, and some categories only used in either AHPRA or the HPCA.
  2. Relates only to notifications handled in NSW where AHPRA may receive a notification and refer it to the relevant Health Professionals Council.
Table N18: Outcomes of assessments finalised in 2015/16 (excluding HPCA)
Outcome of decisions to take the notification further 2015/16 2014/15
Investigation 1975 1,668
Health or performance assessment 295 233
Panel hearing 16 13
Tribunal hearing 3 9
Subtotal 2,289 1,923
Outcome of notifications closed following assessment    
No further action 2358 2,136
HCE to retain 109 435
Refer all or part of the notification to another body 33 10
Dealt with as enquiry 47  
Managed as a complaint by a co-regulator 5  
Managed as an offence under Part 7 of the National Law 7  
Caution 367 322
Accept undertaking 46 59
Impose conditions 164 104
Practitioner surrender 2 3
Subtotal 3,138 3,069
Total assessments finalised 5,427 4,992
Table N19: Outcomes of investigations finalised in 2015/16
Outcome of decisions to take the notification further 2015/16 2014/15
Assessment 16 2
Health or performance assessment 116 145
Panel hearing 79 166
Tribunal hearing 100 114
Subtotal 311 427
Outcome of notifications closed following investigation    
No further action 838 1,052
Refer all or part of the notification to another body 11 11
Dealt with as enquiry 1  
Managed as a complaint by a co-regulator 5  
HCE to retain 8 0
Caution 272 391
Accept undertaking 72 126
Impose conditions 189 192
Suspend registration 1 0
Subtotal 1,397 1,772
Total investigations finalised 1,708 2,199
Table N20: Outcomes from panel hearings finalised in 2015/16
Outcome 2015/16 AHPRA 2015/16 HPCA1,2 2014/15 AHPRA
No further action 32 38 63
Refer all of the notification to another body   5 1
Caution 39 14 57
Reprimand 11 28 13
Accept undertaking 1 0 0
Impose conditions 88 169 130
Orders - No Conditions   14  
Refund   4  
Practitioner surrender 1 0 1
Suspend registration 1 2 4
Total 173 274 269

Notes:

  1. Health Professional Councils Authority.
  2. For HPCA, panels include Impaired Registrants Panels, Performance Review Panels, Professional Standards Committees and Inquiries at a meeting of the Council.
Table N21:Outcomes of cases closed at tribunals, by profession1
Profession No further action AHPRA No further action HPCA2 Caution AHPRA Caution HPCA Reprimand AHPRA Reprimand HPCA Fine registrant AHPRA Fine registrant HPCA Accept undertaking AHPRA Accept undertaking HPCA Impose conditions AHPRA Impose conditions HPCA Practitioner to surrender registration AHPRA Practitioner to surrender registration HPCA Suspend registration AHPRA Suspend registration HPCA Cancel registration/ Disqualification AHPRA Cancel registration/ Disqualification HPCA Not permitted to re-apply for registration for 12 months AHPRA Not permitted to re-apply for registration for 12 months HPCA Permanently prohibited from undertaking services relating to midwifery AHPRA Permanently prohibited from undertaking services relating to midwifery HPCA Proceedings withdrawn/ Did Not Proceed AHPRA Proceedings withdrawn/ Did Not Proceed HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0       0   0 0 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0       0   2 0 3
Chiropractor 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 1 0   0       0   0 1 3
Dental Practitioner 0   0   1   0   1   1 1 0   0   12 1 0       2   17 2 10
Medical Practitioner 12 1 2   8   5   1   18 8 0   29 2 13 12 5       4 2 97 25 78
Medical Radiation Practitioner 0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0       0   2 0 1
Midwife 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   0       0   2 0 0
Nurse 2   1   8   0   0   4 1 3   11   3 7 3       1   36 8 38
Occupational Therapist 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0       0   0 0 0
Optometrist                                                 0 0  
Osteopath 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 3 0 1     0   0 4 1
Pharmacist 0   0   0   0   0   3 1 0   0   3 1 0       0   6 2 16
Physiotherapist 1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0       0   1 0 6
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 2 0   0       0   0 2 1
Psychologist 3   0   2   0   0   1   0   2   2 5 0       2   12 5 22
Total 2015/16 18 1 3 0 21 0 5 0 2 0 28 11 3 0 44 5 34 29 8 1 0 0 9 2 175 49  
Total 2014/15 15   3   15   12   5   53   6   33   24   9   0   4       179

Notes:

  1. A matter may result in more than one outcome. Only the most serious outcome from each closed tribunal matter has been noted.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N22: Outcomes of cases closed at tribunals, by jurisdiction1
Jurisdiction No further action Caution Reprimand Fine registrant Accept undertaking Impose conditions Practitioner to surrender registration Suspend registration Cancel registration/ Disqualification Not permitted to re-apply for registration for 12 months Permanently prohibited from undertaking services relating to midwifery Proceedings withdrawn/ Did Not Proceed Total 2015/16 (PPP)2 Total 2014/15 (PPP)2 Total 2014/15 (Responsible Office)3
AHPRA ACT 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 7 3 0   0 14 12 14
AHPRA NSW 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1   0 8 5  
AHPRA NT 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 6 0   0 17 1 2
AHPRA QLD 3 1 5 0 1 4 0 20 9 3   1 47 28 29
AHPRA SA 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 5 2 2   0 16 19 21
AHPRA TAS 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 5 3 6
AHPRA VIC 5 0 6 0 1 6 2 2 0 1   3 26 49 47
AHPRA WA 5 1 2 4 0 3 1 6 9 1   4 36 58 60
No PPP4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0   0 6 4  
Subtotal 2015/16 18 3 21 5 2 28 3 44 34 8 0 9 175    
HPCA 1 0 0 0   11 0 5 29 1 0 2 49    
Total 2015/16 19 3 21 5 2 39 3 49 63 9 0 11 224    
Total 2014/15 15 3 15 12 5 53 6 33 24 9 0 4   179 179

Notes:

  1. A matter may result in more than one outcome. Only the most serious outcome from each closed tribunal matter has been noted. Based on state and territory of the practitioners' principal place of practice.
  2. Based on state and territory of the practitioners' principal place of practice.
  3. Based on the state or territory where the notification is handled for registrants, including those registrants who do not reside in Australia.
  4. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
Table N23: Registrants involved in mandatory notifications, by state or territory
Jurisdiction 2015/16 (PPP)1 No. practitioners3 2015/16 (PPP)1 Rate / 10,000 practitioners4 2014/15 (PPP)1 No. practitioners 2014/15 (PPP)1 Rate / 10,000 practitioners 2014/15 (Responsible Office)2 No. practitioners 2014/15 (Responsible Office)2 Rate / 10,000 practitioners
QLD 14 1.1 16 1.3 14 1.1
NSW 323 16.9 309 16.7 298 16.1
VIC 210 12.4 158 9.6 159 9.7
SA 196 36.9 142 27.2 153 29.3
WA 97 14.4 102 15.6 110 16.8
TAS 32 22.7 28 20.2 32 23.0
ACT 39 34.3 16 14.6 19 17.3
NT 1 1.4 2 3.0 4 6.0
No PPP 8 4.7 16 9.7    
Total 920 14.0 789 12.4 789 12.4

Notes:

  1. Based on state and territory of the practitioners' principal place of practice.
  2. Based on the state or territory where the notification is handled for registrants, including those registrants who do not reside in Australia.
  3. Figures present the number of practitioners involved in the mandatory reports received.
  4. Practitioners with no principal place of practice are not represented in the calculation of a rate for each state, but are included in the calculation of the total Australia rate.
Table N24: Registrants involved in mandatory notifications by profession
Profession 2015/16 No. practitioners1 AHPRA 2015/16 No. practitioners1 HPCA2 2015/16 No. practitioners1 Total 2015/16 Rate / 10,000 practitioners 2014/15 No. practitioners1 AHPRA 2014/15 No. practitioners1 HPCA 2014/15 No. practitioners1 Total 2014/15 Rate / 10,000 practitioners
Nurse/midwife3 333 186 519 13.65 267 206 473 12.8
Medical Practitioner 171 79 250 23.33 144 52 196 19.0
Pharmacist 29 3 32 10.77 25 11 36 12.4
Psychologist 27 31 58 17.11 17 21 38 11.6
Dental Practitioner 22 5 27 12.42 17 2 19 9.0
Medical Radiation Practitioner 5 2 7 4.57 3 3 6 4.0
Physiotherapist 1 4 5 1.73 5 1 6 2.2
Occupational Therapist 2   2 1.09 3 1 4 2.3
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 1   1 17.04 2 0 2 51.2
Chiropractor 7 1 8 15.48 4 0 4 8.0
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 4 1 5 10.74 2 0 2 4.6
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 2 2 4 8.40 0 1 1 2.2
Osteopath   1 1 4.78 1 0 1 5.0
Optometrist 1   1 1.94 1 0 1 2.0
Total 605 315 920 13.99 491 298 789 12.4

Notes:

  1. Figures present the number of practitioners involved in the mandatory reports received.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority
  3. Data on notifications for registered nurses and midwives have been combined and compared with the total registrant base across nursing and midwifery.
Table N25: Immediate action arising from mandatory notifications
Immediate action considered 2015/16 AHPRA 2015/16 % 2015/16 HPCA1 2015/16 % 2014/15 AHPRA 2014/15 % 2014/15 HPCA 2014/15 %
No 29 19% 233 70% 27 18 209 66%
Yes 123 81% 101 30% 127 82 106 34%

Notes:

  1. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N26: Outcomes from immediate action initiatives arising from mandatory notifications in the HPCA1 jurisdiction
Profession Suspend registration Impose conditions Not take immediate action Decision pending Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner         0 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner         0 1
Chiropractor         0 0
Dental Practitioner 1 1     2 0
Medical Practitioner 4 13 2 1 20 25
Medical Radiation Practitioner         0 0
Midwife         0 2
Nurse   52 16 2 70 64
Occupational Therapist         0 0
Optometrist         0 0
Osteopath         0 0
Pharmacist   1     1 6
Physiotherapist   1     1 0
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon         0 0
Psychologist   6 1   7 5
Total 2015/16 5 74 19 3 101  
Total 2014/15 8 81 14 0   103

Notes:

  1. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N27: Outcome of assessments for mandatory notifications by grounds for the notification
Grounds for notification End matter: No further action End matter: HCE to retain End matter: Refer all of the notification to another body End matter: Dealt with as enquiry End matter: Caution End matter: Accept undertaking End matter: Impose conditions End matter: Surrender registration Total closed after assessment Refer to further stage: Health or performance assessment Refer to further stage: Investigation Refer to further stage: Investigation and health/ performance assessment Refer to further stage: Panel hearing Refer to further stage: Tribunal hearing Total referred to further stage Total assessments finalised 2015/16 Total assessments finalised 2014/15
Alcohol or drugs 4 0   0 0 2 0   6 7 16       23 29 49
Impairment 26 0   0 3 4 1   34 34 63       97 131 138
Sexual misconduct 2 0   0 0 0 0   2 0 17       17 19 28
Standards 89 1   5 24 6 7   132 26 248       274 406 335
Not classified 4 0   0 0 0 0   4 1 3       4 8 5
Total 2015/16 125 1 0 5 27 12 8 0 178 68 347 0 0 0 415 593  
Total 2014/15 103   1   38 19 15 1 177 80 297   1 0 378   555
Table N28: Outcome of assessments for mandatory notifications by profession
Profession End matter: No further action End matter: HCE to retain End matter: Refer all of the notification to another body End matter: Dealt with as enquiry End matter: Caution End matter: Accept undertaking End matter: Impose conditions End matter: Surrender of registration Total closed after assessment Refer to further stage: Health or performance assessment Refer to further stage: Investigation Refer to further stage: Panel hearing Refer to further stage: Tribunal hearing Total referred to further stage Total assessments finalised 2015/16 Total assessments finalised 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 1     1 1 2
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0     0 0 0
Chiropractor 0 0   0 1 0 0   1 0 6     6 7 5
Dental Practitioner 8 0   1 0 0 1   10 1 9     10 20 22
Medical Practitioner 30 1   1 12 1 0   45 17 86     103 148 167
Medical Radiation Practitioner 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 1 4     5 5 3
Midwife 2 0   0 0 0 0   2 2 9     11 13 13
Nurse 69 0   1 9 9 6   94 39 194     233 327 278
Occupational Therapist 1 0   0 0 0 0   1 0 1     1 2 4
Optometrist 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 1     1 1 1
Osteopath 0 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 0     0 0 1
Pharmacist 3 0   2 4 2 0   11 5 18     23 34 23
Physiotherapist 1 0   0 0 0 0   1 0 1     1 2 6
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 2 0   0 0 0 0   2 1 1     2 4 4
Psychologist 9 0   0 1 0 1   11 2 16     18 29 26
Total 2015/16 125 1 0 5 27 12 8 0 178 68 347 0 0 415 593  
Total 2014/15 103 0 1 0 38 19 15 1 177 80 297 1 0 378   555
Table N29: Outcome of assessments for mandatory notifications of medical practitioners, by grounds for the notification
Grounds for notification End matter: No further action End matter: HCE to retain End matter: Refer all of the notification to another body End matter: Dealt with as enquiry End matter: Caution End matter: Accept undertaking End matter: Impose conditions End matter: Surrender registration Total closed after assessment Refer to further stage: Health or performance assessment Refer to further stage: Investigation Refer to further stage: Investigation and health/ performance assessment Refer to further stage: Panel hearing Refer to further stage: Tribunal hearing Total referred to further stage Total assessments finalised 2015/16 Total assessments finalised 2014/15
Standards 23 1   1 11 0     36 3 65       68 104 106
Impairment 4 0   0 1 0     5 13 15       28 33 35
Sexual misconduct       0         0 0 5       5 5 14
Alcohol or drugs 0 0   0 0 1     1 0 0       0 1 10
Not classified 3 0   0 0 0     3 1 1       2 5 2
Total 2015/16 30 1 0 1 12 1 0 0 45 17 86 0 0 0 103 148  
Total 2014/15 30   0   7 3 6 0 46 19 102 0 0 0 121   167
Table N30: Outcome of assessments for mandatory notifications of Nursing and Midwifery registrants, by grounds for the notification
Grounds for notification End matter: No further action End matter: Refer all of the notification to another body End matter: Dealt with as enquiry End matter: Caution End matter: Accept undertaking End matter: Impose conditions End matter: Surrender of registration Total closed after assessment Refer to further stage: Health or performance assessment Refer to further stage: Investigation Refer to further stage: Investigation and health/ performance assessment Refer to further stage: Panel hearing Refer to further stage: Tribunal hearing Total referred to further stage Total assessments finalised 2015/16 Total assessments finalised 2014/15
Standards 47   1 8 5 6   67 22 142       164 231 106
Impairment 18   0 1 3 0   22 13 42       55 77 35
Sexual misconduct 2   0 0 0 0   2 0 4       4 6 14
Alcohol or drugs 4   0 0 1 0   5 6 13       19 24 10
Not classified 0   0 0 0 0   0 0 2       2 2 2
Total 2015/16 71 0 1 9 9 6 0 96 41 203 0 0 0 244 340  
Total 2014/15 49 1   19 14 6 1 90 54 147 0 0 0 201   291
Table N31: Outcome of assessments for mandatory notifications of pharmacists, by grounds of the notification
Grounds for notification End matter: No further action End matter: Refer all of the notification to another body End matter: Dealt with as enquiry End matter: Caution End matter: Accept undertaking End matter: Impose conditions End matter: Surrender of registration Total closed after assessment Refer to further stage: Health or performance assessment Refer to further stage: Investigation Refer to further stage: Investigation and health/ performance assessment Refer to further stage: Panel hearing Refer to further stage: Tribunal hearing Total referred to further stage Total assessments finalised 2015/16 Total assessments finalised 2014/15
Standards 3   2 3 1     9 0 15       15 24 17
Impairment 0   0 1 1     2 4 2       6 8 6
Sexual misconduct 0   0 0 0     0 0 0       0 0 0
Alcohol or drugs 0   0 0 0     0 0 0       0 0 0
Not classified 0   0 0 0     0 1 1       2 2 0
Total 2015/16 3 0 2 4 2 0 0 11 5 18 0 0 0 23 34  
Total 2014/15 3 0   5 0 0 0 8 0 14 0 1 0 15   23
Table N32: Outcome of assessments for mandatory notifications of psychologists, by grounds of the notification
Grounds for notification End matter: No further action End matter: Refer all of the notification to another body End matter: Caution End matter: Accept undertaking End matter: Impose conditions End matter: Surrender of registration Total closed after assessment Refer to further stage: Health or performance assessment Refer to further stage: Investigation Refer to further stage: Investigation and health/ performance assessment Refer to further stage: Panel hearing Refer to further stage: Tribunal hearing Total referred to further stage Total assessments finalised 2015/16 Total assessments finalised 2014/15
Standards 9   1   1   11 1 8       9 20 20
Impairment 0   0   0   0 1 3       4 4 4
Sexual misconduct 0   0   0   0 0 5       5 5 2
Alcohol or drugs 0   0   0   0 0 0       0 0 0
Not classified 0   0   0   0 0 0       0 0 0
Total 2015/16 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 2 16 0 0 0 18 29  
Total 2014/15 7 0 3 1 1 0 12 0 14 0 0 0 14   26
Table N33: Stage when closed for mandatory notifications closed in 2015/16 (excluding HPCA)
Stage at closure 2015/16 Number 2015/16 % 2014/15 Number 2014/15 %
Assessment 173 27% 177 23
Health or performance assessment 95 15% 197 25
Investigation 280 44% 291 38
Panel or tribunal hearing 84 13% 110 14
Total 2015/16 632 100%    
Total 2014/15     775 100
Table N34: Notifications open at 30 June 2016, by stage
Profession Assessment AHPRA Assessment HPCA2 Investigation AHPRA Investigation HPCA Health or performance assessment AHPRA Health or performance assessment HPCA Panel hearing AHPRA Panel hearing HPCA Tribunal hearing AHPRA Tribunal hearing HPCA Court/ appeal1 HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA Total 2014/15 HPCA
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 0   1   0   0   0     1 0 5 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 6 14 8 2 0   0 2 0 1   14 19 11 4
Chiropractor 13 22 48 11 2   2   27 1   92 34 59 17
Dental Practitioner 105 186 201 36 10 45 2 21 6 7 2 324 297 217 164
Medical Practitioner 531 542 1,065 246 87 181 28 31 132 39   1,843 1,039 1,411 801
Medical Radiation Practitioner 6 4 12   4   1   0     23 4 14 3
Midwife 10 4 50   8 1 2   7     77 5 53 4
Nurse 182 179 484 58 169 33 13 40 47 21   895 331 736 317
Occupational Therapist 7 6 6   5   0   1     19 6 12 7
Optometrist 3 4 8   0   0   0     11 4 11 9
Osteopath 2 1 4 1 0 1 0   0     6 3 1 11
Pharmacist 67 106 88 21 12 8 1 6 16 5   184 146 175 136
Physiotherapist 16 9 27 7 3 2 1   2     49 18 38 19
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 11 4 9 2 2   0   0     22 6 8 13
Psychologist 70 46 119 20 9 19 6   22 4 1 226 90 205 68
Not identified 0   1   0   0   0     1 0 2 0
Total 2015/16 1,029 1,127 2,131 404 311 290 56 100 260 78 3 3,787 2,002    
Total 2014/15 696 761 1,572 396 216 258 138 122 336 35 1     2,958 1,573

Notes:

  1. Applies to the HPCA jurisdiction only.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N35: Nature of decisions appealed for appeals lodged in 2015/16, by profession1
Decision appealed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner AHPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner HPCA2 Chinese Medicine Practitioner AHPRA Chinese Medicine Practitioner HPCA Chiropractor AHPRA Chiropractor HPCA Dental Practitioner AHPRA Dental Practitioner HPCA Medical Practitioner AHPRA Medical Practitioner HPCA Medical Radiation Practitioner AHPRA Medical Radiation Practitioner HPCA Midwife AHPRA Midwife HPCA Nurse AHPRA Nurse HPCA Occupational Therapist AHPRA Occupational Therapist HPCA Optometrist AHPRA Optometrist HPCA Osteopath AHPRA Osteopath HPCA Pharmacist AHPRA Pharmacist HPCA Physiotherapist AHPRA Physiotherapist HPCA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon AHPRA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon HPCA Psychologist AHPRA Psychologist HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA & HPCA
Decision to impose conditions on a person's registration under section 178     0   0   3   1   0       1   0           0   0       1   6 0 23
Decision to impose or change a condition on a person's registration or the endorsement of the person's registration     0   1   3   15 1 2       9   1           3 1 1       3 1 38 3 46
Decision to refuse to change or remove a condition imposed on a person's registration or the endorsement of a person's registration     1   0   1   7   0       0 2 0           0   0       0   9 2 5
Decision to refuse to endorse a person's registration     0   0   1   0 1 0       1   0           0   0       1   3 1 7
Decision to refuse to register a person     0   1   1   5   1     1 15   0           1   0       0   24 1 66
Decision to refuse to renew a person's registration     0   0   0   2   0       2   0           0   0       0   4 0 6
Decision to reprimand a person               1                                             0 1 1
Appeal against decision by tribunal / Professional Standards Committee to dismiss appeal                   1                                         0 1 1
Decision to suspend a person's registration     0   0   0 2 3 2 0       0   0         0   0       0   3 4 21
Other     0   0   0   2   0       0   0           0   0       0   2 0 1
Total 2015/16 0 0 1 0 2 0 9 3 35 5 3 0 0 1 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 89 13  
Total 2014/15 0 0 3   2   11   64   4   2   61   0   0   3   5   2   0 0 20       177

Note:

  1. NSW data include appeals against an NB decision referred to NCAT
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N36: Nature of decisions appealed for appeals lodged in 2015/16, by jurisdiction1
Decision appealed AHPRA ACT AHPRA NSW AHPRA NT AHPRA QLD AHPRA SA AHPRA TAS AHPRA VIC AHPRA WA AHPRA Subtotal 2015/16 HPCA2 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Decision to impose conditions on a person's registration under section 178 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 6   6 23
Decision to impose or change a condition on a person's registration or the endorsement of the person's registration 2 3 1 11 3 3 11 4 38 3 41 46
Decision to refuse to change or remove a condition imposed on a person's registration or the endorsement of a person's registration 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 2 9 2 11 5
Decision to refuse to endorse a person's registration 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 4 7
Decision to refuse to register a person 1 12 0 1 1 0 6 3 24 1 25 66
Decision to refuse to renew a person's registration 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 4 6
Decision to reprimand a person                 0 1 1 1
Appeal against decision by tribunal / Professional Standards Committee to dismiss appeal                 0 1 1 1
Decision to suspend a person's registration 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 4 7 21
Other 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2   2 1
Total 2015/16 3 17 4 21 9 3 20 12 89 13 102  
Total 2014/15 5 51 7 25 28 5 24 32       177

Note:

  1. Based on state or territory where the notification is handled for registrants and for registrants who do not reside in Australia.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N37: Appeals finalised in 2015/16 by profession and jurisdiction1
Profession AHPRA ACT AHPRA NSW AHPRA NT AHPRA QLD AHPRA SA AHPRA TAS AHPRA VIC AHPRA WA AHPRA Subtotal 2015/16 HPCA2 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner                 0   0 23
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   1 46
Chiropractor 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 5
Dental Practitioner 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 5   5 7
Medical Practitioner 0 1 1 6 9 0 3 3 23 3 26 63
Medical Radiation Practitioner                 0   0 3
Midwife                 0 1 1 6
Nurse 0 7 0 2 7 0 1 2 19 3 22 0
Occupational Therapist                 0   0 0
Optometrist                 0   0 0
Osteopath                 0 1 1 0
Pharmacist 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2   2 1
Physiotherapist                 0   0 1
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon                 0   0 21
Psychologist 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 1
Total 2015/16 1 11 1 9 19 1 6 6 54 9 63  
Total 2014/15 5 51 7 25 28 5 24 32       177

Note:

  1. Based on state or territory where the notification is handled for registrants and for registrants who do not reside in Australia.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N38: Appeals finalised in 2015/16 where the application was withdrawn, by profession and jurisdiction1
Profession AHPRA ACT AHPRA NSW AHPRA NT AHPRA QLD AHPRA SA AHPRA TAS AHPRA VIC AHPRA WA AHPRA Subtotal 2015/16 HPCA2 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner                 0   0 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner   0 0 0 1   0 0 1   1 4
Chiropractor   2 0 0 0   0 0 2   2 0
Dental Practitioner   1 0 1 0   0 0 2   2 4
Medical Practitioner   1 1 6 1   3 2 14   14 30
Medical Radiation Practitioner                 0   0 3
Midwife                 0 1 1 2
Nurse   7 0 2 0   1 1 11 3 14 29
Occupational Therapist                 0   0 0
Optometrist                 0   0 0
Osteopath                 0   0 2
Pharmacist   0 0 0 0   0 1 1   1 6
Physiotherapist                 0   0 1
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon                 0   0 0
Psychologist                 0   0 5
Total 2015/16 0 11 1 9 2 0 4 4 31 4 35  
Total 2014/15 2 27 3 9 12 1 8 24 86     86

Note:

  1. Based on state or territory where the notification is handled for registrants and for registrants who do not reside in Australia.
  2. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N39: Nature of decisions appealed in cases where the application was withdrawn
Nature of decision appealed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner AHPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner HPCA1 Chinese Medicine Practitioner AHPRA Chinese Medicine Practitioner HPCA Chiropractor AHPRA Chiropractor HPCA Dental Practitioner AHPRA Dental Practitioner HPCA Medical Practitioner AHPRA Medical Practitioner HPCA Medical Radiation Practitioner AHPRA Medical Radiation Practitioner HPCA Midwife AHPRA Midwife HPCA Nurse AHPRA Nurse HPCA Occupational Therapist AHPRA Occupational Therapist HPCA Optometrist AHPRA Optometrist HPCA Osteopath AHPRA Osteopath HPCA Pharmacist AHPRA Pharmacist HPCA Physiotherapist AHPRA Physiotherapist HPCA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon AHPRA Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon HPCA Psychologist AHPRA Psychologist HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA & HPCA
Decision to impose conditions on a person's registration under section 178     0   0   1   0           1               0               2 0 10
Decision to impose or change a condition on a person's registration or the endorsement of the person's registration     0   1   0   6           2 1             1               10 1 23
Decision to refuse to change or remove a condition imposed on a person's registration or the endorsement of a person's registration     1   0   0   1           0 2             0               2 2 5
Decision to refuse to endorse a person's registration     0   0   0   0           1               0               1 0 1
Decision to refuse to register a person     0   0   0   3         1 6               0               9 1 33
Decision to refuse to renew a person's registration     0   1   1   1           1               0               4 0 2
Decision to suspend a person's registration     0   0   0   1           0               0               1 0 10
Other     0   0   0   2           0               0               2 0 2
Total 2015/16 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 14 0 0 0 0 1 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 4  
Total 2014/15 0   4   0   4   30   2   2   30   0   0   2   6   1   0 0 5       86

Note:

  1. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table N40: Outcome of appeals finalised in 2015/16 where consent orders were filed or a contested hearing conducted by profession (including HPCA1)
Profession Original decision amended AHPRA Original decision amended HPCA Original decision confirmed AHPRA Original decision confirmed HPCA Original decision substituted for a new decision AHPRA Original decision substituted for a new decision HPCA Withdrawn AHPRA Withdrawn HPCA Total 2015/16 AHPRA Total 2015/16 HPCA Total 2014/15 AHPRA & HPCA
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner                 0 0 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 0   0   0   1   1 0 6
Chiropractor 0   0   0   2   2 0 0
Dental Practitioner 0   2   1   2   5 0 5
Medical Practitioner 0 2 9 1 0   14   23 3 50
Medical Radiation Practitioner                 0 0 3
Midwife               1 0 1 3
Nurse 2   6   0   11 3 19 3 43
Occupational Therapist                 0 0 0
Optometrist                 0 0 0
Osteopath       1         0 1 2
Pharmacist 0   0   1   1   2 0 6
Physiotherapist                 0 0 1
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon                 0 0 0
Psychologist 0   2   0 1 0   2 1 16
Not stated                 0 0 0
Total 2015/16 2 2 19 2 2 1 31 4 54 9  
Total 2014/15 5   16   28   86       135

Note:

  1. Health Professional Councils Authority.
Table SO3: Offences received and closed by profession and jurisdiction1
Profession ACT: Received ACT: Closed NSW: Received NSW: Closed NT: Received NT: Closed QLD: Received QLD: Closed SA: Received SA: Closed TAS: Received TAS: Closed VIC: Received VIC: Closed WA: Received WA: Closed No PPP4: Received No PPP4: Closed 15/16 Total: Received 15/16 Total: Closed 14/15 Total: Received 14/15 Total: Closed
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner                                     0 0 0 0
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 0 0 7 3 2 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 4 7 26 12 8 5
Chiropractor 10 1 183 40 3 0 115 11 27 0 4 2 176 4 65 2 18 8 601 68 41 83
Dental Practitioner 2 2 43 48 0 1 30 29 2 6 1 3 53 29 14 16 51 23 196 157 107 74
Medical Practitioner 1 1 50 36 1 1 35 19 11 7 5 5 27 9 8 14 64 36 202 128 105 150
Medical Radiation Practitioner 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 8 7 3 1
Midwife 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 29 3 33 6 1 3
Nurse 2 3 9 8 2 1 5 7 2 2 0 0 10 2 4 5 20 12 54 40 42 57
Occupational Therapist 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 5 4 4
Optometrist 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 9 9 2 2
Osteopath 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 6 17 12 25 75 49
Pharmacist 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 6 6 13 13 7 6
Physiotherapist 0 1 10 12 3 4 20 5 0 3 0 0 1 1 6 5 26 9 66 40 23 21
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 3 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 8 6 5 3 4 0 26 17 7 6
Psychologist 0 1 25 16 0 0 7 9 4 6 2 4 15 7 6 4 24 17 83 64 70 53
Unknown4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 9 13 9 11 4
Total 2015/16 (PPP)2 20 15 345 177 11 10 228 87 51 27 13 14 298 63 112 52 270 155 1,348 600    
Total 2014/15 (PPP)2 10 7 77 73 5 4 105 94 42 39 4 4 95 112 42 83 126 102     506 518
Total 2014/15 (Responsible Office)3 15 7 79 73 10 8 130 113 50 48 5 5 167 167 50 97         506 518

Note:

  1. This table captures offence complaints by principal place of practice (PPP) and includes all offences from sections 113-116 of the National Law, not only offences about advertising, title and practice protection.
  2. Based on state and territory of the practitioners' principal place of practice.
  3. Based on the state or territory where the offence is handled.
  4. AHPRA also receives offence complaints about unregistered persons where there is no PPP recorded. Only registered practitioners have a designated PPP.
Table SO4: Offences received and closed by type of offence and jurisdiction1
Jurisdiction Title protections (s.113 - 120): Received Title protections (s.113 - 120): Closed Practice protections (s.121 - 123): Received Practice protections (s.121 - 123): Closed Advertising breach (s.133): Received Advertising breach (s.133): Closed Directing or inciting unprofessional conduct/professional misconduct (s.136): Received Directing or inciting unprofessional conduct/professional misconduct (s.136): Closed Other offence: Received Other offence: Closed Total 2015/16 (PPP)2: Received Total 2015/16 (PPP)2: Closed Total 2014/15 (PPP)2: Received Total 2014/15 (PPP)2: Closed Total 2014/15 (Responsible Office)3: Received Total 2014/15 (Responsible Office)3: Closed
ACT 5 8 0 0 14 7 1 0 0 0 20 15 10 7 15 7
NSW 62 47 0 0 279 130 4 0 0 0 345 177 77 73 79 73
NT 7 9 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 11 10 5 4 10 8
QLD 37 24 1 3 185 58 0 0 5 2 228 87 105 94 130 113
SA 4 9 2 2 44 16 1 0 0 0 51 27 42 39 50 48
TAS 4 6 0 1 8 6 0 0 1 1 13 14 4 4 5 5
VIC 28 12 5 0 258 49 3 0 4 2 298 63 95 112 167 167
WA 18 14 1 0 91 36 0 0 2 2 112 52 42 83 50 97
No PPP4 123 65 6 9 130 71 3 6 8 4 270 155 126 102    
Total 2015/16 288 194 15 15 1,013 374 12 6 20 11 1,348 600        
Total 2014/15 171 188 17 9 300 312 7 2 11 7     506 518 506 518

Note:

  1. This table captures offence complaints by principal place of practice (PPP) and includes all offences from sections 113-116 of the National Law, not only offences about advertising, title and practice protection.
  2. Based on state and territory of the practitioners' principal place of practice.
  3. Based on the state or territory where the notification is handled.
  4. AHPRA also receives offence complaints about unregistered persons where there is no PPP recorded. Only registered practitioners have a designated PPP.
Table A2: Applications received by profession, registration type and state
Profession ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA No PPP1 Total 2015/16 Total 2014/15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 1 78 16 77 23 0 5 68 1 269 255
General 1 78 15 77 23   5 68 1 268 253
Non-practising     1             1 2
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 6 281 0 95 17 0 182 38 123 742 1,812
General 4 209   66 12   146 34 75 546 1,673
Non-practising 2 72   29 5   36 4 48 196 139
Chiropractor 3 145 1 47 20 1 102 53 22 394 371
General 3 127   41 16 1 88 50 14 340 304
Limited       1         2 3 5
Non-practising   18 1 5 4   14 3 6 51 62
Dental Practitioner 25 408 6 329 136 13 328 178 113 1,536 1,638
General 21 343 4 281 107 12 275 151 86 1,280 1,378
Limited   14 1 11 8   6 2 4 46 32
Non-practising 4 37 1 24 13 1 33 12 18 143 142
Specialist   14   13 8   14 13 5 67 86
Medical Practitioner 310 4,548 268 3,606 1,140 357 3,655 1,842 477 16,203 15,861
General 109 1,593 83 1,127 351 111 1,221 573 112 5,280 5,134
Limited 31 506 24 287 122 56 406 239 49 1,720 2,002
Limited (public interest - occasional practice)                   0 1
Non-practising 4 99 4 70 32 5 86 33 60 393 480
Provisional 121 1,440 91 1,402 405 119 1,150 635 90 5,453 5,311
Specialist 45 910 66 720 230 66 792 362 166 3,357 2,933
Medical Radiation Practitioner 29 680 15 317 82 23 373 82 121 1,722 1,808
General 17 396 11 214 72 17 252 74 107 1,160 1,164
Limited   1     1   1   3 6 0
Non-practising 1 33   4 8 2 19 5 10 82 115
Provisional 11 250 4 99 1 4 101 3 1 474 529
Midwife 40 419 27 318 130 19 458 188 116 1,715 1,712
General 32 315 25 250 104 15 397 152 111 1,401 1,411
Non-practising 8 101 2 61 25 4 57 35 4 297 301
Provisional   3   7 1   4 1 1 17 0
Nurse 426 7,401 267 5,518 2,296 518 7,115 2,632 2,681 28,854 24,837
General 387 6,918 253 5,152 2,123 466 6,708 2,449 2,575 27,031 23,274
Non-practising 33 397 10 291 158 47 340 132 105 1,513 1,563
Provisional 6 86 4 75 15 5 67 51 1 310 0
Occupational Therapist 48 628 6 393 161 21 585 322 36 2,200 2,078
General 38 522 6 322 136 12 489 254 20 1,799 1,681
Limited 3 23   15 3 1 22 11 3 81 82
Non-practising 5 72   53 19 8 66 51 13 287 311
Provisional 2 11   3 3   8 6   33 4
Optometrist 8 125 2 58 31 6 116 33 20 399 305
General 8 118 1 57 29 5 106 28 13 365 259
Limited   2   1       3   6 3
Non-practising   5 1   2 1 10 2 7 28 43
Osteopath 4 41 0 25 4 2 121 5 5 207 206
General 4 33   19 4 2 95 3 3 163 173
Limited                   0 1
Non-practising   3   2     20 1 2 28 18
Provisional   5   4     6 1   16 14
Pharmacist 60 1,045 24 704 256 72 787 316 60 3,324 3,340
General 22 501 14 330 140 33 383 171 28 1,622 1,604
Limited 2 6   4   1 10 5 1 29 32
Non-practising 3 37   32 10 1 36 10 22 151 173
Provisional 33 501 10 338 106 37 358 130 9 1,522 1,531
Physiotherapist 46 766 9 481 194 26 582 295 106 2,505 2,540
General 45 682 5 410 171 16 444 244 84 2,101 2,140
Limited   49 3 36 13 9 100 28 6 244 206
Non-practising 1 35 1 35 10 1 38 23 16 160 194
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 5 154 3 79 24 9 135 14 22 445 431
General 4 148 2 71 19 9 125 11 19 408 389
Limited                   0 1
Non-practising 1 6 1 8 5   10 2 3 36 37
Specialist               1   1 4
Psychologist 123 1,505 29 910 227 70 1,255 577 63 4,759 4,323
General 59 536 11 339 87 29 497 191 24 1,773 1,536
Non-practising 14 171 1 80 30 9 123 78 23 529 563
Provisional 50 798 17 491 110 32 635 308 16 2,457 2,224
Total 2015/16 1,134 18,224 673 12,957 4,741 1,137 15,799 6,643 3,966 65,274  
Total 2014/15 941 17,199 635 12,155 4,705 1,071 14,513 6,695 3,603   61,517

Note:

  1. No principal place of practice (No PPP) will include practitioners with an overseas address.
Table A3: Renewals at standard renewal cycle by proportion renewed online1
Profession 2015/16: Online 2015/16: Other 2015/16: Total 2015/16: Online % 2014/15: Online 2014/15: Other 2014/15: Total 2014/15: Online %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner 371 34 405 91.60% 265 33 298 88.93%
Chinese Medicine Practitioner 4,209 143 4,352 96.71% 3,957 191 4,148 95.40%
Chiropractor 4,701 143 4,844 97.05% 4,513 221 4,734 95.33%
Dental Practitioner 19,969 525 20,494 97.44% 19,206 889 20,095 95.58%
Medical Practitioner 91,176 2,115 93,291 97.73% 86,377 6,122 92,499 93.38%
Medical Radiation Practitioner 13,622 160 13,782 98.84% 12,978 735 13,713 94.64%
Midwife 3,855 27 3,882 99.30% 17,907 389 18,296 97.87%
Nurse 324,107 6,678 330,785 97.98% 329,474 9,319 338,793 97.25%
Nurse and Midwife2 28,161 529 28,690 98.16%        
Occupational Therapist 16,373 85 16,458 99.48% 15,382 252 15,634 98.39%
Optometrist 4,795 73 4,868 98.50% 4,618 109 4,727 97.69%
Osteopath 1,886 46 1,932 97.62% 1,769 64 1,833 96.51%
Pharmacist 26,185 334 26,519 98.74% 25,621 1,107 26,728 95.86%
Physiotherapist 26,289 296 26,585 98.89% 24,908 604 25,512 97.63%
Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon 4,168 88 4,256 97.93% 3,883 149 4,032 96.30%
Psychologist 27,086 482 27,568 98.25% 26,292 3,437 29,729 88.44%
Total 596,953 11,758 608,711 98.07% 577,150 23,621 600,771 96.07%

Note:

  1. 1. Provides details of practitioners who renewed as part of the annual renewal process for each profession (note that practitioners with limited registration or provisional registration normally have registration expiry dates which fall outside of the standard annual renewal cycle). Annual renewal dates for each profession are as follows:
    • September 30: Medical practitioners
    • November 30: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, chiropractors, dental practitioners, medical radiation practitioners, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists
    • May 30: Nurses and midwives
  2. Practitioners who hold dual registration as both a nurse and a midwife. For 2014/15, this category of renewals was not reported.