PARAMEDIC REGISTRATION

Paramedic Registration will start in December 2018. 

Keep up to date with the latest news and let the College support you through the registration process.

LATEST NEWS

Member Professional Indemnity Insurance for Registered Paramedics

ANZCP is pleased to announce the establishment of a comprehensive insurance policy for members who become Registered Paramedics on the…
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EARLIER UPDATES

Paramedic Registration – Applications Open

AHPRA and the Paramedicine Board of Australia (ParaBA) have opened the registration portal for paramedics and you can ...
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Registration Ready Checklist

This checklist is provided as a summary or quick reference of the process to registration, and should not ...
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Paramedic Registration Opens Soon

Get ready! Applications for registration as a Paramedic in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme commence on 03 ...
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Paramedicine Board of Australia announces approved qualifications for registration

As we have previously communicated, the standards for registration were recently announced by the Paramedicine Board of Australia ...
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Paramedic Registration Standards Released

Members are no doubt aware of the approaching commencement of Paramedic Registration later this year, even though the ...
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Registration Update – May 2018

AHPRA & Paramedicine Board of Australia Members who have subscribed to the Paramedicine Board of Australia’s e-newsletter will ...
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Paramedicine Council of NSW – EOI for Membership

Paramedics will join the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in late 2018. The Paramedicine Council of NSW will ...
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Registration Update – March 2018

Latest news on Paramedic Registration Over the past few months the Paramedicine Board has been consulting with the ...
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Am I eligible for registration?

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has released the following document to help individuals determine if they are eligible ...
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Webinar on Registration Standards

The Paramedicine Board of Australia is hosting a webinar for paramedics on everything you need to know about ...
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Paramedicine Board of Australia Announced

The College is pleased to advise of the formal establishment of the Paramedicine Board of Australia on Thursday ...
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Paramedicine becomes 15th Registered Health Profession

Just a few weeks ago we updated you to advise that the draft Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment ...
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Regulating paramedicine under the National Scheme

AHPRA has started regular communications and updates about Paramedic Registration. This is in the form of a Paramedicine ...
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Paramedic Registration Update – August 2017

ANZCP last updated members in early May as the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) updated its website ...
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Regulation of the NZ paramedic workforce under the HPCA Act 2003

In May 2017 the NZ Ministry of Health sought input into the regulation of paramedics under the Health ...
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Paramedic Registration Update – May 2017

A significant milestone has occurred in paramedic registration! This month the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority updated its ...
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Paramedic Registration Update – March 2017

Over the next 18 months, we will see the draft Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment Law 2017 ...
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Paramedic Registered Health Profession

The journey towards the registration of paramedics under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professionals ...
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Paramedic Registration Update – October 2016

Paramedics set to become the 15th Registered Health Profession The journey towards the registration of paramedics under the ...
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Update May 2016

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee report into the “Establishment of a national registration system for Australian ...
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Update April 2016

The Paramedic Registration Project has moved into full swing with the appointment of a Principal Policy Advisor at ...
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Update March 2016

Back on November 6 last year the COAG Health Council / Health Ministers discussed options for the registration ...
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Update November 2015

National Registration of Paramedics to be included in the NRAS The Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers ...
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Update October 2015

The College has had a busy couple of months communicating with all state and territory Ministers in regards ...
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PREPARING FOR REGISTRATION

How to Apply for Registration?

1. Check if you need to register

Anyone who works as or will use the title 'paramedic' (including people in non-clinical roles) must register with the Board. Students, medics, volunteer ambulance officers and EMTs do not need to apply for registration but registration is open to anyone who can satisfy the Board they are qualified and suitable for registration. Read more about who needs to register.

Online applications to the Board opened at 9am on Monday 3 September 2018.

2. Prepare to apply for registration

Read the information provided by the Board about the registration standards which define the requirements that paramedics need to meet to be registered.

You need to be qualified and suitable for registration. There are different ways to demonstrate your qualifications. For example, you may need to request a transcript or employment documents from relevant institutions.

3. Create an account and apply online

Online registration for paramedics across Australia opened at 9am AEST on Monday 3 September 2018.

This means you can now create an online services account using the 'Apply for registration' button below and begin the registration process, early, to make sure you're ready when paramedicine becomes a regulated profession in late 2018.

Your registration will not become active or appear on AHPRA's online Register of health practitioners until participation day (the date the regulation of paramedicine takes effect). You can continue to practise as a paramedic while your application is being assessed, as long as you have submitted a complete application before this date.

Apply for registration 

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4. Upload the required documents and make payment

Depending on your background, you may need to upload supporting documents, like copies of qualifications or letters from employers.

To finish your application, make a payment by credit card. The national fees for paramedic registration are a one-time application fee of $190 and an annual registration fee of $275. You’ll get an email confirmation that payment has been received.

5. Wait for email updates about your registration

You’ll get an email from the Board and AHPRA to let you know the outcome of your registration application or if we need more information from you.

You can call yourself a ‘paramedic’ while your registration application is being considered as long as you submit the complete application before participation day (the day regulation of paramedicine takes effect).

However, it is an offence under the National Law (and penalties may apply) if you call yourself a ‘paramedic’ and have not submitted a complete application before participation day. It is also an offence to call yourself a ‘paramedic’ if your registration application has been considered and you have not been granted registration.

Demonstrating your qualifications for registration

A number of pathways are available under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law) for you to demonstrate that you are qualified for registration.

Holding an approved, accepted or substantially equivalent qualification, or satisfying the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) through one of the three time-limited ‘grandparenting’ pathways are all ways that can be used to demonstrate that you are qualified to apply for registration as a paramedic.

These grandparenting pathways will be available for a limited period of three years from participation day. If you are applying under a grandparenting pathway, the Board encourages you to begin your application early to make sure you have time to gather the necessary documents before participation day (the day paramedicine regulation begins).

Read more about grandparenting.

If you are qualified and suitable for registration, read about the online application process.

Demonstrating that you are qualified and suitable for registration

The National Law sets out eligibility requirements to be registered as a paramedic. In addition, the Board has registration standards, which detail requirements of gaining and maintaining registration. While the final decision is with the Board, this is a good starting point to determine whether you are eligible for registration.

To be eligible for registration, you must be qualified and a suitable person.

Grandparenting Pathways

The Grandparenting Pathways will be available for a limited period of three years from participation day. If you are applying under a grandparenting pathway, the Board encourages you to begin your application early to make sure you have time to gather the necessary documents before participation day (the day paramedicine regulation begins).

Read more about grandparenting.

Registration Ready Checklist

The College has produced a Registration Ready Checklist to help members with the registration process.

Click here to see the Checklist.

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