What does Paramedic registration mean for APC students?
The National Law provides for alternative ways of proving you may be qualified for registration.
At the current time registration will be available to our students if they are able to satisfy the requirements stated in the link below.
Pathway 2 (middle option) in this document is the most relevant pathway for our students, because you hold a qualification and you will have completed supervised practice in the profession.
Paramedicine Board of Australia – Grandparenting Pathways
We have summarised what you need to know below:
At the moment the hours are set at 1700 hours of on the job supervised practice.
successfully complete a Board approved competence assessment.
(This provision applies for three years from participation day, which means you have 3 years to be able to demonstrate the 1700 hours)
Communication from the Board on the 20th September 2018 stated that the frame work now offers a broader set of opportunities to carry out a period of supervised practice for students to demonstrate they are competent and qualified to become a registered paramedic.
What is supervised practice?
Supervised practice can take place under the control of a registered paramedic, another registered health professional (provided they are suitably experienced in relation to paramedic practice), a jurisdictional ambulance service or a health service organisation which meets the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care standards for clinical governance or similar.
We hope the Board can further clarify what a Board-approved competence assessment looks like.
We are confident that the level of our students who complete our Diploma will hold them in good stead for a competency assessments such as this.
We have recently received positive feedback about the high level of knowledge in our graduates.