As of 26 March 2021, the Council will no longer accept new applications for the Equivalence of Qualification – New Program assessment.
Candidates who have started and not yet completed their application, must complete, submit and make payment by 26 March 2021.
Here are key dates to take note of:
Due to a significant volume of applications, the Council advises Equivalence of Qualification – New Program candidates the current timeframe will be up to 14 weeks for the validation of documentation, and a further 14 weeks for assessment of all documentation. It is recommended that candidates who are already in the process, submit their documentation as soon as possible to meet the deadlines outlined in the table above. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Successful candidates, who have also completed their Cultural Safety Training, will be issued with a Certificate of Substantial Equivalence of Qualification which will meet the qualification requirement for General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). This means that you will not need to undertake any examinations with the Council in order to become eligible for General Registration.
There are several other requirements for General Registration – please click here for more information on these.