Professional standards

From late 2018, paramedics must be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) and meet the Board’s registration standards in order to practise in Australia.

Registration standards

There are five mandatory registration standards which the Board will be developing and consulting on. These are:

  • Criminal history 
  • English language skills 
  • Continuing professional development 
  • Recency of practice 
  • Professional indemnity insurance arrangements

The Board will also be developing and consulting on other registration standards, such as ‘grand-parenting’ provisions.

Further information on common registration standards across professions can be found on the AHPRA website.

Until the registration standards are approved, these frequently asked questions (FAQ) are to help answer some of the common questions on the regulation of paramedics under the National Scheme.

Codes and guidelines

The Board will also develop, or use the existing multi-profession codes, guidelines and policies to provide guidance to the profession. These will include:

  • Guidelines for mandatory notifications 
  • Code of conduct 
  • Guidelines for advertising regulated health services 
  • Social media policy

For more information, see: 

Page reviewed 3/11/2017