14 Sep 2020
Before you can start practising and using the protected title, ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner’, you must register with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia (the Board).
Once we’ve received your graduate results from your education provider and we are satisfied that you have met all the requirements for registration, we will finalise your application.
When you are registered, we will publish your name to the online national register of practitioners, and you can start working as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner!
You’ll find advice on how to apply as well as tips for avoiding common causes of delay on the Graduate applications page on the Ahpra website.
Check out Ahpra’s new video and accompanying information flyers all designed to help you when applying for registration.
When you apply for registration, your application is carefully assessed against the Board’s requirements for registration.
You will also need to:
It’s important that you provide correctly certified photo ID documents with your application. We need to meet the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s requirements for photo ID checks. The wording they require is very specific and may look different to wording you’ve seen before, so double check you’ve got the wording right before submitting your application. Incorrectly certified documents will cause delay.
Get your photographic identity documents signed by an authorised offer and make sure they use the correct wording:
‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original and the photograph is a true likeness of the person presenting the document as sighted by me.’
To get it right the first time download the guide Certifying Documents: Instructions for applicants and authorised officers from our website and take it with you to the authorised officer.
The guide includes a full list of professionals in addition to JPs, that are authorised to certify photographic ID documents. These include various registered health professions, public servants, teachers, lecturers and members of the legal profession.
We can’t finalise your application until we receive your graduate results from your education provider.
If you’ve submitted everything you need to prove you’ve met the requirements for registration, we aim to finalise your application within two weeks of receiving your graduate results.
We recommend that you submit your application before you graduate so that it’s ready to finalise when we receive your results.
For registration enquiries, difficulties in accessing the online application form, or if you are experiencing financial hardship: 1300 419 495 (within Australia).
For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200