The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS). The primary role of the national boards is to protect the public and set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet. AHPRA administers NRAS and provides administrative support to the national boards.
Under national law, all students enrolled in an approved program of study must be registered as a student with their respective board. You must be registered in the interests of protecting the public’s safety in much the same way that health practitioners must be registered. This enables boards to act on student impairment matters or when there is a conviction of a serious nature that may impact on public safety. For the purposes of student registration, an approved program of study refers to those programs that have been approved by the Board and lead to general registration with AHPRA.
Note: You do not need to apply for student registration as Curtin is responsible for this process. Curtin will notify you that you have been successfully added to the student register once this has been confirmed by AHPRA. Curtin is also required to notify AHPRA if you withdraw from your program, discontinues or otherwise ceases to be enrolled.
There are no costs associated for student registration.
AHPRA – Professional registration on graduation
Curtin University provides AHPRA with a report of all students that have met the requirements of an approved program of study. AHPRA then considers if all requirements for professional registration are met. Curtin plays no role in this decision-making process.
Note: The English language requirements for registration in the profession on completion of a program may differ from that of the enrolment requirements for the relevant Curtin program.