Registration standards

Under the National Law, practitioners must meet nationally consistent registration standards and be adequately qualified to be able to practise. Each National Board has registration standards, including the following five mandatory standards (which are common across all the nationally registered professions):

  • continuing professional development
  • criminal history
  • English language skills
  • professional indemnity insurance
  • recency of practice

As well as the five mandatory standards, the Boards have also agreed on grandparenting arrangements, which are the special transitional arrangements that provide a possible pathway to registration for experienced practitioners who do not have the approved qualifications proposed by the National Board. If you want to apply for registration under the grandparenting provisions you must apply prior to 30 June 2015.

Page reviewed 3/01/2020