Ahpra and the National Boards have developed a nationally consistent approach to auditing health practitioners’ compliance with mandatory registration standards. Audits are an important way for all practitioners to demonstrate to the community and to Boards that they are meeting the mandatory registration standards.
Audits of random samples of practitioners from all professions will occur periodically throughout the year.
If you are selected for audit, you will receive an audit notice in the mail from Ahpra. It includes a checklist that outlines what supporting documentation is required to demonstrate that you meet the standard/s being audited.
Each time you apply to renew your registration, you make a declaration that you have (or have not) met the registration standards for your profession. The audit requires that you provide further information to support your declarations.
Your audit notice letter will identify which standard/s are being audited. One or more of the following four mandatory registration standards may be audited.
Criminal history registration standard
You must provide evidence of recency of practice activities you have undertaken which meet the requirements of the Board’s standard.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, Ahpra can (on behalf of a board) request you to provide evidence within 28 days that you meet the standards, as declared in your previous annual statement. Your annual statement and declaration are made when you apply to renew your registration. Your annual statement also includes (but is not limited to) declarations about whether:
These resources will help you fulfil the audit requirements.
If you need more information, please email the audit team at email@example.com, or call the customer service line Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on 1300 419 495.