20 Sep 2018
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).
The framework now offers practitioners who don’t immediately satisfy the provisions of the grandparenting pathway under section 311(1)(b) of the National Law1, a broader set of opportunities to carry out a period of supervised practice to demonstrate they are competent and qualified to become a registered paramedic.
Supervised practice can take place under the control of a registered paramedic, another registered health professional (provided they are suitably experienced in relation to paramedic practice), a jurisdictional ambulance service or a health service organisation which meets the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care standards for clinical governance or similar.
Each application will be considered on its individual merits, considering the individual, the role contemplated and the supervision available. This option will only be available during the grandparenting period and all supervised practice will need to be completed and final documentation submitted prior to the end of the three-year grandparenting period.
This gives recently graduated Diploma-qualified paramedics requiring supervised practice, a three-year timeframe to complete their 1700 hours of supervised practice and demonstrate that they are competent and qualified to be registered.
You can find out more about the Supervised practice framework for paramedics including supporting resources on the supervised practice framework page.
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