Regulating Australia’s Paramedics

The following information is taken from http://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/

Who needs to register?

From late 2018 paramedics must be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) and meet the Board’s registration standards in order to practise in Australia.

Your registration will be recognised in all the states and territories of Australia and your name will be included on a publicĀ register of practitioners which is managed by AHPRA.

From late 2018 you will not be able to call yourself a paramedic (or hold yourself out to be a paramedic) if you are not registered with the Board, as it will be a title protected under the National Law.

Registration standards

The Board agreed to prepare for public consultation on its draft registration standards in December 2017. The five mandatory registration standards the Board must set up under the National Scheme are:

  • Criminal history
  • English language skills
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice, and
  • Professional indemnity insurance arrangements.

In addition to this work the Board will also develop and consult on proposed grandparenting provisions for paramedic practitioners.