Podiatry Board launches videos to support practitioners applying for an endorsement for scheduled medicines

13 May 2019

The Podiatry Board of Australia set the requirements for a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon to have their registration endorsed for scheduled medicines. New videos are now available to help practitioners understand the requirements for endorsement.

The Board’s revised Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and associated guidelines came into effect on 1 August 2018.

The Board has published two new animated videos to help practitioners understand the application process for an endorsement for scheduled medicines under Pathway B of the registration standard.

One video explains the key steps for Pathway B, and the other highlights the key role a mentor plays in supporting a practitioner’s learning during the supervised practice period under Pathway B.

Board Chair, A/Prof Cylie Williams, believes the two animated videos will help podiatrists and podiatric surgeons understand the process in order to apply for an endorsement for scheduled medicines under Pathway B.

‘Applying for an endorsement for scheduled medicines under Pathway B can appear complex. These videos provide an accessible overview to make these processes clearer,’ she said.

‘During Pathway B, it is important for both practitioners working towards endorsement and their mentors understand the importance of this mentoring relationship, and all the ways they can communicate during this time,’ she added.

The videos are available below and on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) YouTube channel.

Video: Endorsement for scheduled medicines – key steps for Pathway B

Video: Key information about the mentor role under Pathway B

Other resources to support the new Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard, including guidelines, templates and FAQ are available on the Endorsement for scheduled medicines page.

For more information

  • Access the videos on the AHPRA YouTube channel.
  • Lodge an online enquiry form.
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 9275 9009 (overseas callers).
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200.
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