Health Professions Registration Boards
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.
AHPRA works with 14 National Health Practitioner Boards to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme which came into effect 01 July 2010.
Each health profession that is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is represented by a National Board.
While the primary role of the Boards is to protect the public, the Boards are also responsible for registering practitioners and students, as well as other functions, for their professions.
The 14 National Boards are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia
- Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
- Chiropractic Board of Australia
- Dental Board of Australia
- Medical Board of Australia
- Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
- Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
- Optometry Board of Australia
- Osteopathy Board of Australia
- Pharmacy Board of Australia
- Physiotherapy Board of Australia
- Podiatry Board of Australia
- Psychology Board of Australia
Please Note: Not all health professional disciplines have an occupational requirement to be registered under National Law and these professional groups are self-regulated. Self-regulated professions have requirements to ensure practitioners practice in accordance with accredited qualifications, codes of conduct specific to their discipline as well as a commitment to continuing professional development.
Veterinary Surgeons Board
From 9 July 2013, the secretariat for the Veterinary Surgeons Board transferred to the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate.
Information, including registration forms, can be found on the TAMS Website
For contact details, please see the above link or telephone 13 22 81 and request to be put through to the secretariat within City Services, Territory and Municipal Services Directorate.