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11 Nov 2019

New social media guide

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have published a new guide to help registered health practitioners understand and meet their obligations when using social media.
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05 Nov 2019

Graduates: What you need to know for registration

Are you in your final year of an approved program of study to become a paramedic?
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31 Oct 2019

Paramedics encouraged to renew registration by 30 November

Paramedics have until 30 November 2019 to renew their registration on time.
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30 Oct 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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23 Oct 2019

AHPRA and National Boards update logos

Simplified logos for AHPRA and the National Boards will be rolled out over coming months.
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26 Sep 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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19 Sep 2019

Paramedicine Board of Australia registration fee increased for 2019/20

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for paramedics for 2019/20.
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19 Sep 2019

Paramedics, get ready to renew registration by 30 November

Paramedics, get ready to renew your registration!
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11 Sep 2019

Have your say on the latest National Board and AHPRA consultations

Public consultations are underway to boost patient safety across Australia.
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05 Sep 2019

Consultation open for paramedics on blood borne viruses guidelines

The Paramedicine Board of Australia, in partnership with the Dental, Medical, Nursing and Midwifery and Podiatry Boards of Australia, has opened consultation on the draft Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses (the draft guidelines).
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30 Aug 2019

Newsletter from the Board

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has released its latest newsletter.
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30 Aug 2019

Paramedicine competence assessments available

The Paramedicine Board of Australia is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached on a national entry-level competence assessment for paramedics to be conducted by a consortium of universities across the country.
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15 Aug 2019

Additional English language test approved

To be registered as a paramedic in Australia you must be able to demonstrate that your English language skills meet the minimum requirements set by the Paramedicine Board of Australia.
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07 Aug 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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07 Aug 2019

Paramedicine Board releases latest registrant data June 2019

The latest registrant data for June 2019 is now available
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14 May 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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09 May 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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08 May 2019

Practitioners’ responsibility to support public health programs

Australia’s health regulators have reminded health practitioners about their responsibility to support public health programs, including vaccination.
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17 Apr 2019

April 2019

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has released its latest newsletter.
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01 Apr 2019

Paramedicine Accreditation Committee membership announced

The Paramedicine Board of Australia is pleased to announce the membership of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee.
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28 Mar 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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19 Mar 2019

New resource focuses on titles in health advertising

A new resource to help practitioners understand their legal obligations when using titles in health advertising is now available.
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15 Feb 2019

Call for applications

There is a vacancy for a community member from any state or territory arising on the Paramedicine Board of Australia.
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10 Jan 2019

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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News Archives

2018

20 Dec 2018

Call for applications for appointment to the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme regulates more than 709,000 registered health practitioners and over 150,000 registered students across 15 health professions. It also accredits over 740 approved programs of study delivered by over 330 education providers.
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30 Nov 2018

Paramedics: Welcome to the National Scheme!

Tomorrow paramedicine becomes a regulated profession.
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30 Nov 2018

Accreditation arrangements for paramedicine

The Paramedicine Board of Australia announces accreditation arrangements for the paramedicine profession.
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09 Nov 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communiques.
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01 Nov 2018

New transitional arrangements policy for English language registration standard

To help with the transition of the paramedicine profession into the National Regulation and Accreditation Scheme, the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has released a Transitional arrangements policy for the English language skills registration standard (English language standard).
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29 Oct 2018

National Boards support more public information on register

Changes to the national Register of practitioners will make it easier to access public information about health practitioners across Australia.
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19 Oct 2018

Dual registration requirements for registered nurses and paramedics

When paramedicine becomes a regulated profession on 1 December 2018 all practising paramedics must be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Paramedicine Board).
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12 Oct 2018

Ministers announce national regulation to start on 1 December 2018 - Paramedics apply now!

At today’s COAG Health Council meeting, the Ministerial Council announced that national regulation of paramedicine will start on 1 December 2018.
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20 Sep 2018

Board introduces expanded supervised practice framework

To support the transition of the paramedicine profession into regulation, the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) is introducing an expanded Supervised practice framework for paramedics (the framework).
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20 Sep 2018

Paramedics get ready for regulation! National registration is open

National regulation of paramedicine will start in late 2018.
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10 Sep 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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03 Sep 2018

Request for tender: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety training

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) invites experienced parties to develop and deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety training by either a sole supplier who can deliver services nationally or a panel of suppliers locally.
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31 Aug 2018

‘Paramedic’ to become a protected title

Next week the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will start to receive applications for paramedic registration in preparation for the start of paramedic regulation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme) later this year.
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10 Aug 2018

Get ready for regulation with a new video

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.
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03 Aug 2018

Call for applications for appointment to the List of Approved Persons for panels

Applications are being sought from health practitioners who hold registration with one of the 15 regulated health professions as well as active and engaged consumers or community advisors.
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01 Aug 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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23 Jul 2018

Learn about paramedicine regulation at our forums

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) invites paramedics and stakeholders to a forum to find out more about the national regulation of paramedicine and what it means for you.
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04 Jul 2018

Closing the gap by 2031: A shared commitment

This week, a landmark commitment is being launched to help achieve equity in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians to close the gap by 2031.
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26 Jun 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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26 Jun 2018

Get ready for regulation! Board announces paramedicine fees and registration start-date

To help the profession get ready for national regulation later this year, the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) is pleased to announce the date registration opens.
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15 Jun 2018

Codes, policies and guidelines set professional standards for paramedicine

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has approved an interim set of codes, guidelines and policies that outline the professional standards for the profession. 
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05 Jun 2018

Expression of Interest – Accreditation functions for the paramedicine profession

Applications for expressions of interest have now closed.
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01 Jun 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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17 May 2018

The standards all paramedics will need to meet for registration have been released

New national registration standards for paramedics take effect today in readiness for the national registration of all paramedics.
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04 May 2018

Public holiday office closures

Some AHPRA offices will be closed on Monday 7 May 2018 due to public holidays.
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01 May 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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17 Apr 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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13 Apr 2018

Consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise.
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27 Mar 2018

Scheduled review of accreditation assignments

National Boards and AHPRA have started a process to consider accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current term of assignment of accreditation functions ends.
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07 Mar 2018

Webinar resources on the proposed registration standards now available

On Tuesday 6 February we ran a one-hour webinar on the proposed registration standards all paramedics will have to meet to practise in Australia later this year.
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07 Mar 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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01 Feb 2018

ACT office closure

AHPRA ACT office will be closed on Friday 2 February 2018 due to office relocation.
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31 Jan 2018

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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31 Jan 2018

Help shape the national standards that all paramedics will need to meet

Your opportunity to have a say on the national standards that all paramedics need to meet later this year closes on 8 February 2018.
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2017

20 Dec 2017

Have your say on the standards paramedics must meet

Public consultation opened today on the registration standards that paramedics must meet once paramedicine joins the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme) in late 2018.
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20 Dec 2017

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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29 Nov 2017

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its latest communique.
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03 Nov 2017

Communique from the Board

The Paramedicine Board releases its first communique.
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25 Oct 2017

National regulation of paramedicine moves a step closer

The national regulation of paramedicine moves a step closer with the appointment of the first Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board).
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07 Sep 2017

Legislative changes welcomed

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards welcome the passage of legislative reforms to establish the Paramedicine Board of Australia and introduce additional measures to protect the public.
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