Paramedicine Board of Australia - Professional capabilities for registered paramedics
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Professional capabilities for registered paramedics

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has approved professional capabilities for registered paramedics and will apply them, as appropriate, to its regulatory functions.

These capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed for safe and competent practice of paramedicine in Australia and draw on the Professional Competency Standards – Paramedics Version 2.2 2013 published by the Council of Ambulance Authorities and the Australasian Competency Standards for Paramedics 2011 published by Paramedicine Australasia.

The Professional capabilities for registered paramedics apply to all registered paramedics and to individuals seeking to qualify for registration, including:

  • practitioners qualified and/or trained in Australia,
  • and practitioners qualified and/or trained overseas.

The National Board has powers under the National Law1 to develop standards, codes and guidelines about the eligibility of individuals for registration in the paramedicine profession.

Some of the National Board's standards, codes and guidelines refer to competent and ethical practice.

1 Section 38 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory.

Page reviewed 12/05/2021