Registration Standards

Under Section 38 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) must develop and recommend to Ministerial Council mandatory registration standards and any other standards relevant to the eligibility of individuals for registration in the profession.

National registration for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practice profession commenced on 1 July 2012. Revision and consultation on draft revised registration standards started in 2017 and Health Ministers approved 5 revised registration standards on 30 June 2019. The Criminal History Registration Standard has not been amended in this revision exercise.

The Board has revised 5 of its 6 registration standards. The Criminal History registration standard remains unchanged. The registration standards are now clearer, better aligned with the registration standards of other registered health professions in the National Scheme.

For more information about the revised standards read the news item.

The Advance copy of the revised standards will take effect on 1 December 2019.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Current: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Registration Standard - effective until 1 December 2019 PDF
(285KB)
Web page 1 July 2012
Advance copy: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Registration Standard - effective from 1 December 2019 PDF
(71.9KB) 
Word version
(95.5KB,DOCX) 
1 December 2019
Current: Continuing Professional Development Registration Standard - effective until 1 December 2019 PDF
(285KB)
Web page 1 July 2012
Advance copy: Continuing Professional Development Registration Standard - effective from1 December 2019  PDF (83.5KB)   Word version
(95.7KB,DOCX) 
1 December 2019 
Criminal History Registration Standard PDF
(249KB)
Word version
(574KB,DOCX)
1 July 2015
Current: English Language Skills Registration Standard - effective until 1 December 2019 PDF
(260KB)
Web page 1 July 2012
Advance copy: English Language Skills Registration Standard - effective from 1 December 2019 PDF
(78.9KB) 
Word version
(96.1KB,DOCX)
1 December 2019 
Current: Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements Registration Standard - effective until 1 December 2019 PDF
(288KB)
Web page 1 July 2012
Advance copy: Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements Registration Standard - effective from 1 December 2019  PDF
(87.6KB)  
Word version
(98.4KB,DOCX) 
1 December 2019 
Current: Recency of Practice Registration Standard - effective until 1 December 2019 PDF
(307KB)
Web page 1 July 2012
Advance copy: Recency of Practice Registration Standard - effective from 1 December 2019 PDF
(85.8KB) 
Word version
(96.5KB,DOCX)  
1 December 2019 

Codes and Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the Codes and Guidelines section.

Ministerial Council directions and approvals

The following directions or approvals given by Ministerial Council to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia are published in accordance with section 17(2) of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

Document name PDF Document date
Ministerial Council approval letter for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registration standard. PDF
(436KB)
30 June 2019
Ministerial Council approval letter for the following registration standards are published on the AHPRA website:
  • continuing professional development
  • recency of practice
  • professional indemnity insurance arrangements
N/A 30 June 2019
Ministerial Council approval letter for the English language skills registration standards are published on the AHPRA website. N/A 30 June 2019
Ministerial Council approval letter for the criminal history registration standard, published on the AHPRA website. N/A 30 April 2015
Approval of registration standards - 11 January 2012 PDF(28.2KB) 11 January 2012

A detailed consultation process supported the development of the Board’s registration standards.

Retired versions

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Retired version: Criminal History Registration Standard PDF
(295KB)
To 30 June 2015
Retired version: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Grandparenting Provisions Registration Standard PDF
(298KB)
Web page To 30 June 2015
 
 
Page reviewed 31/07/2019