Registration for Paramedics was formerly introduced in Dec 2018. This article provides background information on how it affects those who work in the pre-hospital/out-of-hospital emergency health care sector.
Did you know that all Paramedics are now required to be registered to practise in Australia?
So, what does this mean forthose who are studying to become a paramedic, or are studying Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications?
Watch a presentation by the newly formed Paramedicine Board which was formed in November 2017 formed in partnership with Australian Health Practitioner RegulationAgency (AHPRA).
In addition to the already approved qualifications from Paramedics Australiasia, and as agreed by the Ministerial Council on 7 October 2016, the legislation recognises that a person who holds a Diploma of Paramedical Science or Advanced Diploma qualification issued by the Ambulance Service of NSW will be eligible for registration as a Paramedic under the National Law.
This however, does not mean that Diplomas’ offered by RTO’s, like the Australian Paramedical College, will not be accepted. The Paramedicine Board has approved Diploma-qualified persons who can prove at least 1700 hours of supervised clinical practice in an out-of-hospital environment are eligible to apply for registration. (This provision applies for three years from participation day, which means you have 3 years to be able to demonstrate the 1700 hours)
At the Australian Paramedical College we’re dedicated to delivering better equipped graduates to the industry. As the largest pe-hospital emergency health care trainer in Australia, our graduates possess high level of clinical skill and competency.
If you are looking to pursue a career in this dynamic industry, let us show you how to get started by way of a career development plan.
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