Supervised practice arrangements for 2014

02 Dec 2013

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

  • diagnostic radiographers,
  • radiation therapists, and
  • nuclear medicine scientists/technologists.

Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (National Law), practitioners who have qualified from courses that require a period of supervised practice need to be supervised under arrangements approved by the Board.

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

The Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) will offer the Supervised practice program (formerly known as the NPDP) to eligible graduates of diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy programs of study.

The Australian & New Zealand Society for Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) will offer the Professional development year to eligible graduates of nuclear medicine programs of study.

The following principles will apply in the 2014 programs:

  • successful completion of 48 weeks* of supervised practice will enable provisional registrants to be eligible for general registration 
  • there will be 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, and 
  • practitioners are not required to hold membership with either the AIR or ANZSNM.

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 about the programs can be found on the Supervised Practice in 2014 page.

Neil Hicks
Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

For more information

  • 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 2/12/2013