Supervised practice update

03 Oct 2013

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has released an update on supervised practice arrangements for 2014.

Arrangements for supervised practice in 2014 for diagnostic radiographers, radiation therapists and nuclear medicine scientists/technologists

Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law), practitioners who have qualified from courses identified as requiring a period of supervised practice need to be supervised under arrangements approved by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board).

All graduate practitioners required to complete a period of supervised practice in 2014 must participate in a Board approved supervised practice program.

The Board is currently finalising arrangements for supervised practice in 2014 with the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) and the Australian & New Zealand Society for Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).

While the Board has not made final arrangements, the following principles will apply in the 2014 year:

  • successful completion of 48 weeks* of supervised practice will enable provisional registrants to be eligible for general registration 
  • no cost to the graduate practitioner to participate in the program 
  • graduate practitioners must hold provisional registration with the Board before starting supervised practice 
  • graduate practitioners must meet the Board’s English language standard before commencement 
  • practitioners are not required to hold membership with either the AIR or ANZSNM 
  • practitioners are not required to hold provisional or validated statements of accreditation to be eligible for registration.

All practitioners holding general registration can provide day-to-day supervision to practitioners. Supervision arrangements must be provided so that the number of supervised practitioners does not exceed the number of general registrants in the same physical location at the time of supervision.

Additional details will be published as soon as arrangements have been finalised.

Neil Hicks
Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

For more information:

  • Visit the Medical Radiation Practice Board website 
  • Practitioners with registration enquiries can call 1300 419 495 (from within Australia), or +61 3 8708 9001 (from overseas) 
  • Media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200

*24 weeks for Uni of SA Nuclear Medicine graduates.

Page reviewed 3/10/2013