When applying online, the application form will provide you with a list of documents that will need to be scanned then uploaded before you can finalise your application.
All uploaded documents must:
Please note that AHPRA cannot start processing your application until you have completed your application form, provided all required supporting documents and paid any required fees. AHPRA may, at any time, request for the documents you upload with your online application to be provided in certified hardcopy format via post.
You will be prompted to create an AHPRA account so you can save and resume your application at any time. You must ensure that the email address you use is only accessible by you and must not be shared between another applicant or currently registered practitioner. We will also use this email address to contact you if we require further information to support your application.
All new applicants for registration must provide sufficient evidence of their identity. Please refer to:
See also the Proof of Identity page.
If you provided one or more previous names in your online application, you must upload copies of your name change documentation. The name on your application for registration must match the student name for approved course completion provided to AHPRA by your education provider. If your name has changed after enrolling in an approved program of study you must contact the education provider to update these details.
As a student completing studies at an Australian academic institution, you may not yet have your degree conferred and are therefore unable, and not required, to provide a copy of your degree certificate with your application. The final stages of your application will be processed when AHPRA receives advice direct from your university that you have met the requirements of the course and are entitled to the qualification. Initial processing will take place as soon as we receive your application.
If you have already received your academic qualification, please upload a copy with your application for us to retain on your record.
To be eligible for registration you must provide evidence of English language skills that meet your profession’s English Language Skills Registration Standard.
Please note, if you meet the requirements of the Primary language pathway or Combined secondary and tertiary education pathway and have completed a board-approved program of study, you are not required to provide supporting evidence of English language skills. You are only required to complete the English language skills requirements table in the online application form.
Please read your profession’s English language skills registration standard carefully to understand the requirements.
If you disclosed a criminal history in Australia and/or overseas in your online application you must provide details of the circumstances in a written statement with your application. If you have any documents available to support your statements, you will be prompted to upload these with your application. Your profession’s National Board will decide whether your criminal history is relevant to your ability to practise your profession.
For further information on the factors the Board will consider in making this decision, see the Criminal History Registration Standard published on your profession’s National Board website.
If you disclosed a criminal history outside of Australia and/or you have lived overseas for six consecutive months or longer, you will need to arrange for an international criminal history check (ICHC) report from an AHPRA-approved vendor and provide us with the reference details. The vendor will provide the results of the check directly to AHPRA.
If you disclosed an impairment in your online application you must provide a written statement with details of that impairment and how it is managed with your application. If you have any documents available to support your statements, you will be prompted to upload these with your application. Your profession’s National Board will decide whether your impairment is relevant to your ability to practise your profession.