Regulating Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners​

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Practitioners

  • Public

  • Students

  • Employers

We support safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes, guidelines, updates and other resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, employers, students and the public.
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REGISTRATION

Graduate registration is now open

If you’re completing an approved course in the next three months, you can apply for registration now.
Learn more
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Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Have your say on three draft guidelines for registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 
Read the consultation
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Who we are...

Meet some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. Find out what brought them to the profession, the ways in which their role benefits the communities they serve and what they think are the important next steps for the profession​.
Watch the video
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are practitioner member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health community

REGISTRATION

Thinking of joining the profession?

Interested in becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner? (PDF 287KB)

EMPLOYER SERVICES

Why employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners?​

Explore the benefits of employing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner. (PDF 1209KB)

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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner and patient

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce across all regulated professions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner board chair

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Annual Report 2021/22

BOARD NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

View the annual report data to get a snapshot of the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners.

A group of students

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help them make safer healthcare choices.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Who we are...

Meet some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. Find out what brought them to the profession, the ways in which their role benefits the communities they serve and what they think are the important next steps for the profession​.
Watch the video
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Through national accreditation and regulation, we ensure Australia’s registered health practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise.​
Access resources
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Professional capabilities​

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner in Australia. ​
Learn more
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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are practitioner member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more

EMPLOYER SERVICES

Why employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners?​

Explore the benefits of employing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner. (PDF 1209KB)

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner board chair

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner and patient

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Annual Report 2021/22

BOARD NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

View the annual report data to get a snapshot of the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners.

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BOARD NEWS

Apply now to join the Board

There are practitioner member vacancies arising on the Board.

Learn more
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Professional capabilities​

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner in Australia. ​
Learn more
carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Who we are...

Meet some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. Find out what brought them to the profession, the ways in which their role benefits the communities they serve and what they think are the important next steps for the profession​.
Watch the video
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health community

REGISTRATION

Thinking of joining the profession?

Interested in becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner? (PDF 287KB)

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner and patient

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help them make safer healthcare choices.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner board chair

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

Annual Report 2021/22

BOARD NEWS

2021/22 annual report out now

View the annual report data to get a snapshot of the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners.

carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Who we are...

Meet some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. Find out what brought them to the profession, the ways in which their role benefits the communities they serve and what they think are the important next steps for the profession​.
Watch the video
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Through national accreditation and regulation, we ensure Australia’s registered health practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise.​
Access resources
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Professional capabilities​

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner in Australia. ​
Learn more
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health community

REGISTRATION

Thinking of joining the profession?

Interested in becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner? (PDF 287KB)

A group of students

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

carousel image
PUBLIC SAFETY

Who we are...

Meet some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. Find out what brought them to the profession, the ways in which their role benefits the communities they serve and what they think are the important next steps for the profession​.
Watch the video
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Through national accreditation and regulation, we ensure Australia’s registered health practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise.​
Access resources
carousel image
PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Professional capabilities​

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner in Australia. ​
Learn more
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health community

REGISTRATION

Thinking of joining the profession?

Interested in becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner? (PDF 287KB)

EMPLOYER SERVICES

Why employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners?​

Explore the benefits of employing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner. (PDF 1209KB)

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Working towards a healthcare system free of racism.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce across all regulated professions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner and patient

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

A group of students

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health pracitioner board chair

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?