Grandparenting registration standard

The Grandparenting registration standard sets out alternative ways of proving you may be qualified for general registration as a paramedic. These pathways are open for a limited time only.

If you wish to apply for general registration as a paramedic before participation day (the date paramedicine becomes regulated under the National Scheme), but you do not hold an ‘approved’, 'substantially equivalent' or ‘accepted’ qualification, you will need to follow a grandparenting pathway to demonstrate your competence to the Board.

It’s important that you read the registration standard for detailed information.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Grandparenting registration standard PDF (80.5KB) Word version (378 KB,DOCX) 17 May 2018


Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Grandparenting registration standard PDF (51.4KB) Web page 26 June 2018

For applicants under the grandparenting pathway, refer to the English language skills FAQ for further information about choosing an English language skills pathway and how to complete the English language skills section of the online application form.


Here is a summary of the three pathways, including eligibility and evidence you may need to provide to gain registration through grandparenting arrangements.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Grandparenting pathways PDF (43.6KB) Word version (392KB,DOCX) 24 August 2018

Capability self-assessment

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Capability self-assessment template PDF (33.6KB) Word version (59KB,DOCX) 24 June 2021
Capability self-assessment tool PDF (102KB) Word version (51.1KB,DOCX) 24 June 2021
Page reviewed 24/06/2021