From 1 July 2012 Chinese medicine practitioners must be registered under the national registration and accreditation scheme with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and meet the Board's Registration Standards, in order to practise in Australia.
If you held current registration with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria at 30 June 2012 you will automatically transition to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. You must have renewed your registration with the Victorian Board prior to 30 June or your registration will have expired.
Chinese medicine practitioners who were not registered with the Victorian Board are required to apply for national registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia as early as possible to be able to continue practicing from 1 July 2012.
Application forms for general registration are available for downloading.
See National Board's FAQ for more information about the scheme.
Divisions of Chinese Medicine Practitioner Registration
Divisions of Chinese medicine practitioner registration include:
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Chinese herbal dispensing
Converting to new Registration types
The Chinese Medicine Registration Migration Matrix shows how registration types in place in each State and Territory convert to the new registration types under the National Law after 1 July 2012.
Chinese Medicine Board Registration Migration Matrix (386 KB,PDF)
Education Registration Conditions
The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has agreed to publish an Agreed List of Educational Courses and Units of Study to help inform registrants how to meet the education conditions on their registration.
Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on Education Registration Conditions.