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.

Registration Forms

General Registration

Non Practising Registration

English Language Referee Report

Review of conditions or undertakings

Supplementary Information

Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.

Page reviewed 10/10/2017