In order to ensure the graduate registration process is 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 hope 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 registration before commencement of your graduate program or new job.
The application process can be slowed if you:
- don’t submit accompanying documentation in the specific format required, including the new wording required by for certifying documents
- identify that you have a health condition/impairment that might affect your ability to practice
- have a criminal history.
You have an obligation to identify these issues so be sure to include as much information as you can so that the assessment can be addressed smoothly. If you do not supply the information, AHPRA will contact you requesting further information which might slow the process down.
Take your time and ensure you’ve submitted all required documentation in the format they require. For instance, proof of identity, use their CV template, etc. 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.
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 2 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.