Released: 13 July 2022
Closed: 7 September 2022
Ahpra and the National Boards (except the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia) carried out a public consultation on revised English language skills registration standards in July 2022.
National Boards invited practitioners, community members, employers, education providers and other stakeholders to give feedback on the standards.
National Boards published a consultation paper that included an overview of the review, proposed changes to the standards, frequently asked questions (FAQs), a literature review and questions to help frame feedback.
To practise safely in Australia, registered health practitioners must have effective English language skills. This includes being able to communicate effectively with patients/clients/consumers and their relatives and carers, collaborate with other health care professionals and keep clear and accurate health records. The National Boards set requirements for English language skills to make sure all registered health practitioners can provide safe care and communicate effectively in English.
The English Language Skills Registration Standard (the ELS standard) is one of the five core registration standards required by all National Boards. It helps to ensure that everyone who registers as a health practitioner in Australia has these skills, regardless of their language background.
Ahpra and the National Boards (except the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia) have reviewed their respective ELS standards to ensure that they stay current and keep pace with our changing and dynamic environment.
The review process has included considering available evidence of best practice, international benchmarking and consulting with various stakeholders whose feedback has been taken into account. For more details about the background and review process, please see the consultation paper
Submissions will be published soon.
Released: 11 May 2021
Closed: 6 July 2021
Ahpra and the 12 National Boards that share a Code of conduct carried out a public consultation on a revised shared Code. The National Boards invited practitioners, stakeholders and the community to give feedback on the revised Code of conduct.
Consultation documents, the Patient and Consumer Health and Safety Impact Assessment and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.
Released: 26 April 2021
Closed: 25 June 2021
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) is consulting on the revised national exam guidelines. The national exam assesses whether a candidate can meet the minimum requirements for safe practice in the profession. The draft revised National exam guidelines aligns to the structure of the revised Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice and describes a candidate’s obligations in connection with the national exam including the exam rules, eligibility requirements, and the pass mark.
Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 17 December 2019
National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and AHPRA carried out a public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework as part of their project to enable a consistent, responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.
Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 26 November 2019
The National Boards and Ahpra carried out a public consultation on the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service. The guidelines were developed to explain the advertising requirements in the National Law and to help advertisers (including registered health practitioners) to meet these requirements and advertise responsibly. The review is to make sure the guidelines are as contemporary, relevant and effective as possible.
Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.
The 15 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) released for public consultation draft guidelines on Mandatory notifications.
Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 6 November 2019
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) consulted on the revised professional capabilities for medical radiation practice. Professional capabilities describe the minimum level of professional capability required for general registration and independent practice as a diagnostic radiographer, a nuclear medicine technologist or a radiation therapist in Australia.
Released: 18 February 2019
Closed: 26 April 2019
National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have completed public consultation as part of a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current terms of assignment of accreditation functions end.
Released: 17 April 2018
Closed: 14 May 2018
Submissions and a brief consultation report are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise.
Released: 13 April 2018
Closed: 25 May 2018
Submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia conducted a public consultation on its draft National examination guidelines.
Released: 17 August 2015
Closed: 16 October 2015
National Boards released for public consultation draft guidelines on the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.
Released: 24 July 2014
Closed: 26 September 2014
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia undertook consultation on a review of the above registration standards.
Released: 2 May 2014
Closed: 30 June 2014
National Boards are undertaking public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.
Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013
Submissions received can be found on the Past consultations page on the AHPRA website.
All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.
Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013
Released: 30 July 2013
Closed: 6 September 2013
The Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee conducted a public consultation on draft accreditation standards for Medical Radiation Practice programs of study and the education providers offering them.
See the Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee page for more details.
Released: 11 June 2013
Closed: 22 July 2013
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed Supervised practice guidelines to seek views on the National Board’s requirements for supervised practice.
The National Board recommended the draft Professional capabilities for medical radiation practitioners consultation paper be read in conjunction with this consultation paper.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on draft Professional capabilities for medical radiation practitioners to seek views on the knowledge, skills and professional attributes identified by the National Board as entry-level capabilities.
Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013
The consultation paper below includes the revised guidelines that all National Boards are consulting on, and the shared Code of conduct that the Board is consulting on.
Submissions coming soon.
Released: 14 February 2013
Closed: 28 March 2013
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the National Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed Provisional registration guideline to seek views on the requirements for provisional registration for the purpose of enabling a medical radiation practitioner to undertake a program of supervised practice.
The National Board also released the draft Supervised practice registration standard consultation paper and recommended that this paper was read in conjunction with the consultation paper.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed registration standard for Supervised Practice to seek views on the National Board’s requirements for supervised practice.
The National Board recommended the draft Provisional registration guideline consultation paper was read in conjunction with this consultation paper.
Released: 17 Sept 2012
Closed: 1 October 2012
Following the August 2012 meeting the Board decided to establish an Accreditation Committee to undertake the accreditation functions. This consultation paper sought feedback on options for the composition of the Accreditation Committee.
Please note that your comments will be published on the Board’s website unless you request otherwise.
Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012
Submissions received can be found on the AHPRA website.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) consulted on draft guidelines on Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice.
Draft Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guideline (121 KB,PDF)
Released: 24 Jan 2012
Closed: 16 March 2012
Requirements that must be met by practitioners when undertaking CPD for the purpose of meeting the Board’s minimum annual CPD requirements for renewal of registration in the categories of general, provisional or limited registration. The guideline details information that must be recorded by practitioners when undertaking CPD to ensure that they can complete a declaration of compliance when submitting a renewal of registration application, and to ensure that satisfactory records of CPD undertaken are maintained and available to be submitted to the Board during its annual CPD audit.
Draft Recency of Practice (RoP) Guideline (375 KB,PDF)
The RoP standard requires practitioners to ensure that they are competent and fit to practise in the profession through the making of an annual declaration that their practice is current and in keeping with contemporary practice.
The standard also identifies the amount of time a practitioner may spend away from clinical practice before the fitness and competence to practice needs to be considered by the Board.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on new proposed codes and guidelines.
This consultation paper has been developed under the requirements of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (the National Law), as in force in each state and territory. A link to the National Law is available at: www.ahpra.gov.au/Legislation-and-Publications.aspx
The National Law:
The guidelines for Advertising and Mandatory Notifications, together with the Code of Conduct for Registered Health Practitioners listed below are common across the 10 health professions that are currently regulated under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) and have been in place since the start of the scheme on 1 July 2010.
Preliminary drafts of the codes and guidelines were subject to extensive public consultation prior to being endorsed by the 10 currently regulated health professions. They have also been tested through their implementation by the 10 currently regulated health professions.
At the completion of the consultation period, the Board will consider all submissions prior to finalising the codes and guidelines for approval.
The consultation paper sought feedback on:
Released: 21 November 2011
Closed: 19 January 2012
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has released a consultation paper on a proposed registration standard for Supervised Practice. The Board is interested in comments from a wide range of stakeholders and invites written submissions.
Supervised Practice (92.0 KB,PDF)
Released: 22 November 2011
Closes: 19 January 2012
Please provide written submissions by email, marked ‟November 2011 Registration Standards‟ to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business (COB) on 19 January 2012.
The Board will publish all submission on its interim website www.medicalradiationpracticeboard.gov.au to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise.
We will not place on our website, or make available to the public, submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments or which are outside the scope of the reference. Before publication, we may remove personally identifying information from submissions.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board) released a consultation paper on a proposed registration standards for:
In addition, the Board also consulted on a draft grandparenting and general registration eligibility registration standard.
The Board received comments from a wide range of stakeholders about the proposed standards and invites written submissions on these draft standards.
Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia Proposed Registration Standards Consultation Paper (698 KB,PDF)
Released: 30 August 2011
Closed: 7 October 2011
The Board publishes submissions on its website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the section on submissions in the consultation paper for details of how submissions are treated.
Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting medical radiation practitioners.
We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at email@example.com, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.
Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.