14 Oct 2016
Students who will complete their studies soon and who seek registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner can apply online now.
Graduates of an approved program of study must meet the registration requirements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) to be registered.
Registration standards that relate to the new graduate are:
The online graduate application service on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website helps to smooth the path from study to work by enabling final-year students to apply for registration with the Board four to six weeks before completing their course.
All applicants must send some supporting documents to AHPRA by mail to complete their application. AHPRA sends applicants a Next steps checklist email to help with this step after an online application is received. If supporting documents are not supplied within 30 days of when a graduate applies online their application may be withdrawn.
Graduates are encouraged to find out how to use the online graduate application service by accessing the information on the AHPRA website under Graduate applications. Alternatively, a hard copy application form is available on the Board’s website.
There are three simple steps to registration for graduates:
A student’s application for registration is assessed while AHPRA waits for the education provider to advise that the student is eligible to graduate. AHPRA contacts the student if more information is needed and/or to confirm that registration has been granted.
New graduates registered with the Board are eligible to start work as soon as their name is published on the national register of practitioners.