In order to ensure the graduate registration process is as smooth as possible, this year AHPRA is asking final year students to apply within three months of your expected graduation date.
Even if you haven’t finalised all your details, you will be given the opportunity to upload new information as and when required e.g. identification of a graduate program commencement date.
By opening the process earlier, AHPRA is aiming to ensure new graduates are registered within two weeks of receiving your graduate results.
AHPRA has advised ANMF that applications will be processed in a timely fashion to ensure you are registered before commencement of your graduate program or new job. You can read the letter from AHPRA [PDF].
When certifying documents, initial every page and have the certifier include the statement as directed. Please note there are different words required for the authorising officer to use when certifying any document including a photograph.
The application process can be slowed down if you mistakenly don’t submit supporting documentation in the specific format required, including the new wording required for certifying documents.
You also have an obligation to notify if you have a health condition/impairment that might affect your ability to practice. Include as much information as you can so that the assessment can be addressed smoothly.
If you have a criminal history, ensure you provide a written statement with details, what the outcome was, and any supporting documentation with your application. If you are unsure of the obligation to notify, please contact ANMF Member Assistance.
If you have a clinical placement to finish, your registration process won’t be started until all course requirements are completed and your education provider sends the appropriate documentation. AHPRA has advised all education providers to inform them as soon as they’ve finalised documentation from their end.
If you are two weeks from starting your graduate year or new job and are having issues with your AHPRA registration, contact the Graduate and Final Year Officer, for assistance.