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AHPRA Accreditation

Education News | 22 Dec 2016

Following the implementation of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration for Aboriginal Health Practitioner’s it became necessary for Registered Training Organisations delivering the HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice qualification (the qualification) to be accredited with AHPRA for graduates to be eligible to Register as Practitioners following completion of their course.


In April 2016 the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) submitted our application for accreditation with AHPRA to have the qualification recognised as an Approved Program of Study. On 20 December 2016 AHCSA was successful in its application and our qualification is now accredited.


So what does this mean for our students?


Current and Future Students

Students who are currently enrolled in the HLT40213 qualification will be eligible to apply for registration with AHPRA following completion of their course. This also applies to future students of this qualification for as long as AHCSA maintains accreditation with AHPRA.


Past Students

Students who have previously completed either the HLT40213 or HLT43907 qualification with AHCSA, who did not register under the grand parenting provision, may be required to undergo some form of assessment of clinical skills and knowledge. AHCSA has sought clarity on these requirements from AHPRA and are awaiting a response. Once we have further information on the requirements and planned processes we will provide an update on this.


If you would like further information in relation to this, please forward your queries to AHCSA’s RTO Accreditation and Compliance Officer, Annie Thurnwald, at annie-rose.thurnwald@ahcsa.org.au.


For further information on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, you can visit their website here.



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