09 Oct 2015
Overseas-trained Chinese medicine practitioners can now apply for limited registration for teaching or research when offered a position in Australia.
At its meeting on 27 August 2015 the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council approved the new registration type. Coming into effect on 9 October 2015, it offers Chinese medicine practitioners who meet the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia’s (CMBA) standard limited registration for a specific job or position.
Chinese medicine practitioners who are granted this type of registration will be published on the publicly available register, including details of their registration.
The requirements of the new registration type are outlined in the CMBA’s Registration standard: Limited registration for teaching or research available on the Registration Standards section of the Board’s website.
CMBA Chair, Prof Charlie Xue said this was another important step in the regulation of Chinese Medicine in Australia.
‘Maintaining public safety is the key focus for the Board. Ensuring that Chinese medicine researchers and teachers, including those trained overseas, meet the Board’s national standards is vital’, Prof Xue said.
‘This new registration type will facilitate Australian Chinese medicine access to teaching and research by overseas practitioners, while ensuring that the Board’s standards are still met’, he said.
Like all types of limited registration under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (National Law), limited registration can only be held for up to 12 months, and can only be renewed up to three times.