The Board carries out wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.
Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.
Where there are consultations which have closed, these are shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received.
Open: 27 November 2023
Closes: 2 February 2024
Ahpra and National Boards are reforming the regulation of registered health practitioners who work in the cosmetics sector in Australia, to improve practice and standards, public safety and informed consumer choice.
We are consulting on three documents related to the regulation of registered health practitioners who perform and advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
We invite you to provide feedback on any or all the following draft guidelines:
The consultation paper below includes an overview of the proposed guidelines and questions to help frame your feedback.
We welcome feedback from organisations, registered health practitioners and the public.
Submissions can be made via an online survey or using the template provided and emailing to AhpraConsultation@ahpra.gov.au. Both methods pose the same specific questions for feedback as well as an opportunity for additional comments. You only need to submit via one method.
National Boards publish submissions at their discretion.
National Boards generally publish submissions on their website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders. We will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the subject of the consultation. Before publication, we may remove personally identifying information from submissions, including contact details.
National Boards accept submissions made in confidence. These submissions will not be published on the website or elsewhere. Submissions may be confidential because they include personal experiences or other sensitive information. A request for access to a confidential submission will be determined in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), which has provisions designed to protect personal information and information given in confidence.
Please let us know if you do not want us to publish your submission or want us to treat all or part of it as confidential.
Published submissions will include the names of the individuals and/or the organisations that made them, unless confidentiality is expressly requested.