The application form for general registration as a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner is available to download.
Practitioners who intend on practicing as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner must apply for national registration
Those Aboriginal Health Workers who are not required by their employer to use the title “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner“, “Aboriginal Health Practitioner” or “Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner”, are not required to be registered, and can continue to work using their current titles (for example, “Aboriginal Health Worker”, “Drug and Alcohol Worker” and “Mental Health Worker”).
See the National Board’s FAQ for further information on:
- Who needs to apply for registration?
- The National Scheme
- Registration Standards
or the National Board fee schedule for more information on application fees and registration fees.
Renewal of registration
Online application for renewal of registration opens six to eight weeks before your registration expires. AHPRA will send you a reminder when your registration is due. Look for this as confirmation that online renewal is open.
If you do not renew your general or non-practising registration by 30 November each year, or within the following one month late period, your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register of practitioners.
Fast track applications
If your general registration lapsed on 1 January 2015 and you wish to keep practising you must make a new application for registration. In some cases you can use the fast track application for this process. The fast track process is only available for one month after your registration has lapsed.
A fast track application fee is payable in addition to a registration fee. If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is approved and your registration details are updated on the national register of practitioners.
Non Practising Registration
English Language Referee Report
Review of conditions or undertakings
Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.