From 1 July 2012 Chinese medicine practitioners have been required to 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.
Application forms for general registration are available for downloading.
Further information on the registration process is available on the AHPRA website.
See National Board's FAQ for more information about the scheme.
Divisions of Chinese medicine practitioner registration include:
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.
This video is most relevant to Chinese medicine students who are nearing the completion of their approved programs of study in Australia and will soon be seeking general registration.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 14 National Boards in their role of protecting the public and setting standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.
AHPRA and the National Boards work together to register and renew health practitioners and, where required, investigate complaints or concerns regarding health practitioners.
AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law applies in each Australian state and territory, and is sometimes referred to on our sites as ‘the National Law’.
All health practitioners registered to practise are included on the national register of practitioners which is managed by AHPRA.
Find out more about AHPRA.