AHPRA and the Paramedicine Board of Australia (ParaBA) have opened the registration portal for paramedics and you can now apply to become registered paramedic. The application process appears to be fairly simple, intuitive and not too onerous.
Follow this link to the Registration 'How to Apply' page to apply https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Registration/How-to-apply.aspx
Everything you need to know about registering To view instructions on how to apply and what will be needed to apply for registration, follow this link: http://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Registration.aspx
Qualifications for registrationTo view all the detail you need in relation to approved, accepted and equivalent qualifications, as well as qualifications for general registration under grandparenting, follow this link: https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/education/qualifications.aspx
Registration StandardsTo view the detail on the 6 registration standards, follow this link: https://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/Professional-standards/Registration-standards.aspx
It should be noted that early applications will not disadvantage anyone financially, as the registration year will start and finish at the same date for all registrants. The early application process provides opportunity for paramedics to be processed early, so there is plenty of time to sort out any issues you may have with the process. Participation day (likely in December 2018) will be the start date of the registration year and everyone will need to be registered by that date to practise as a Paramedic.
The College has been careful to promote AHPRA and the Paramedicine Board of Australia (ParaBA) websites as the place to obtain source material on registration. It is important to remember that registration is between you as the registrant, and AHPRA as the regulator, and the ParaBA is the governing authority. The College will be providing support material to members to supplement what is already provided by the ParaBA, including a registration checklist (see link below), as well as a guide, forms and an online system in the coming months to assist members in planning for and preparing CPD records under registration.
If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the ParaBA and AHPRA communiqués on their website (here http://ahpraorg.force.com/Subscribe).