Paramedicine Board of Australia - Grandparenting is ending: unregistered practitioners should apply now
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Grandparenting is ending: unregistered practitioners should apply now

31 May 2021

Unregistered practitioners thinking about applying for registration, who want to rely on their experience practising paramedicine before the national regulation of paramedics, are encouraged to apply for registration before 1 December 2021. 

After this date, qualification under the grandparenting pathways will not be available, and paramedics will need to meet the usual qualification pathways provided for in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

“Paramedic” is a protected title under the National Law and only registered paramedics may use the title.  Claiming to be registered or qualified to practise as a paramedic is known as ‘holding out’. Unlawfully using the title or holding out is a criminal offence under the National Law and may result in fines of up to $60,000 for an individual and $120,000 for a corporate entity, and/or up to 3 years imprisonment.

Information on becoming a registered paramedic and how to make an application can be found on the Board’s website. Once you are on the homepage, click Become a registered paramedic to apply.

Please share this information with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to apply now.

For more information

• For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
• For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9285 3010 (overseas callers)

    Page reviewed 31/05/2021