English language skills


English language skills registration standard

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration.

This registration standard sets out how an applicant for registration can demonstrate to the Board that their competence in speaking and communicating in English is sufficient to practise the paramedicine profession.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
English language skills registration standard PDF (98.5 KB) Word version (378 KB, DOCX) 17 May 2018


The FAQ includes information about how to complete the English language skills section of the online application form. For specific information go to the transitional arrangements test pathway.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: English language skills registration standard PDF (199KB) Word version (374KB,DOCX) 31 August 2018


The English Language Standard has four pathways that you can use to demonstrate English language competence. The resources below are to help you determine which pathway is best for you.

Document name PDF  Accessible format Document date
English language skills pathways for paramedics - flowchart PDF (43.6KB) Web page 1 November 2018
How do I meet the English language standard? - flyers PDF (640 KB)  Word version (375 KB,DOCX) 1 November 2018
How do I meet the English language standard? - poster PDF (133 KB)   Word version (364 KB,DOCX) 1 November 2018

Transitional arrangements test pathway

Information about how to apply for registration through the Board’s transitional arrangements for the Registration standards: English language skills.

Document name PDF  Accessible format Document date
Policy statement: Transitional arrangements for the Registration standard - English language skills PDF (305KB) Word version 
1 November 2018
Form - Transitional arrangements for English language skills prescribed form for Employer - TAEL PDF (117KB)     1 November 2018
Fact sheet: English language transitional arrangements policy PDF (62.7KB) Word version 
1 November 2018

Form - English language skills

This form is to be used, upon request by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), to demonstrate English language competence where the applicant has provided incomplete or inaccurate information in their online application.

Document name PDF Document date
Form - English language skills requirements PDF (315KB) 11 September 2018 

Approved English language test providers

If you are required to sit an English language test, please refer to the following approved provider's websites for more information:

Page reviewed 12/11/2018