You must apply for - and be granted - registration before you begin practising again.
You can apply at any time before you begin practising if your qualifications are on the on the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia’s list of approved courses, for:
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Chinese herbal dispensing.
However if your qualifications are not courses which have been assessed and approved by the former Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, or the Accreditation Committee of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the National Board), you must apply for registration under the grandparenting rules before 30 June 2015.
Please read the National Board’s Grandparenting Standard (437 KB,PDF). Under these arrangements you must submit evidence that you have:
- A degree qualification which is adequate for grandparenting purposes, or
- An advanced diploma (or combination of studies broadly equivalent) which is adequate for grandparenting purposes.
There is a list of courses already deemed adequate for grandparenting purposes on the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia website.
Alternatively, you can submit evidence that you have practised for at least five years between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2012 and evidence of competence.
If you intend to make use of the grandparenting pathway, you must submit your application before 30 June 2015.