Under Section 38 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) must develop and recommend to Ministerial Council mandatory registration standards and any other standards relevant to the eligibility of individuals for registration in the profession. The Board has developed the following registration standards.
Following consultation, the Board determined that an ‘eligibility for registration’ standard was not required and instead agreed to set the registration standard at a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice, or equivalent as determined by the Board. In addition, the Board agreed that, once national registration commences on 1 July 2012, further work will be done to determine whether other qualifications should be included under the definition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.
Grandparenting arrangements: Effective 1 July 2015, grandparenting arrangements that allowed some practitioners to become registered have expired. See the news item for more information.
Codes and Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the Codes and Guidelines section.
The following directions or approvals given by Ministerial Council to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia are published in accordance with section 17(2) of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
A detailed consultation process supported the development of the Board’s registration standards.