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.
By John Bruning |
By John Bruning |
By John Bruning |
PREPARING 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.
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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.
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).
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.
- Download the PDF version - Am I eligible for registration (94 KB,PDF).
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).
The College has produced a Registration Ready Checklist to help members with the registration process.
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