07 Oct 2013
Final-year students can go online now to apply for registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner before they graduate.
Students of an approved program leading to registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
The online graduate application service at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website enables final year students to apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course.
It aims to smooth the path from study to work in five simple steps and online applications are being called for now. All applicants are required to return some supporting documents to AHPRA by mail to complete the application.
Board Chair, Professor Charlie Xue, said students must select the division or divisions of the profession in which they will practise when making an application for general registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner.
The divisions of registration are: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese herbal dispensing.
‘To be a registered Chinese medicine practitioner a graduate of an approved program of study must also meet the National Board’s registration requirements,’ Professor Xue said.
Registration standards that relate to the new graduate are:
‘Graduates need to be a registered health practitioner before they can start practising and are urged to go online and apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course,’ Professor Xue said.
‘It is important that graduates read all the information about what documents must be sent to AHPRA in support of their application.’
There are five simple steps to graduate registration:
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