Online applications for provisional or general registration as a medical radiation practitioner are available to:
Further information on the types of registration available to graduates is provided below. See Online graduate applications.
For all other circumstances, please use the relevant downloadable form below.
Registration forms are available for the following categories.
For information on application fees and registration fees, see the National Board fee schedule or for further information, see the National Board’s FAQ.
Provisional registration is for Australian and New Zealand graduates of approved or equivalent medical radiation practice programs of study applying for provisional registration where:
Provisional registration is granted for a period of 12 months staring from the date of approval. This means applicants for provisional registration are required to pay a registration fee that covers the full 12 month period of registration that is granted.
Should a practitioner become eligible for general registration any time within the 12 month registration period, the practitioner can apply for general registration. There is no application fee to change registration type from provisional registration to general registration.
The registration fee payable to change to general registration is calculated based on the remaining portion of the general registration fee less the unused portion of the provisional registration fee. This ensures that the practitioner is not financially disadvantaged when changing registration types.
General registration is for those recent graduates who have completed an approved program of study where:
See the National Board’s Accreditation section for a list of the qualifications required for general registration.
Online application for renewal of registration opens six to eight weeks before your registration expires. AHPRA will send you a reminder when your registration is due. Look for this as confirmation that online renewal is open.
If you do not renew your general or non-practising registration by 30 November each year, or within the following one month late period, your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register of practitioners.
Limited registration for postgraduate training is for those applicants who do not qualify for general registration but wish to undertake postgraduate training. Practitioners with limited registration for postgraduate training must not practise in any capacity outside of their clinical training program. Additionally, practitioners undertaking postgraduate training that requires a clinical component must practise supervised under arrangements approved by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (the Board).
Registration under this category will only be granted for a specific purpose and for a limited time.
Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.
The Board’s CPD registration standard allows the Board to grant an exemption from or variation to, a practitioner’s obligation to undertake CPD. In exceptional circumstances the Board will consider granting exemptions from the minimum requirement of 10 hours of CPD each year and on no more than two occasions in a triennium. That is, the Board may grant exemptions for up to 20 hours of CPD out of a total of 60 hours of CPD in a triennium.
Practitioners applying for an exemption can use the ‘Request for partial exemption from continuing professional development’ form below.