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May 2022

 Issue 29 – May 2022

From the Chair

Photo of Cylie Williams

Hello and welcome to our special edition newsletter. We have important information to share with you!

We are reviewing the Registration standard: Specialist registration and we’d like your feedback – see details of the consultation below.

There is also a revised Code of conduct for the profession, published in advance so you can see what’s changed.

And last but not least, we’ve published our new video on the professional capabilities for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons. This aims to help you understand and apply the capabilities in your practice. Read more below and watch the video.

Cylie Williams
Chair, Podiatry Board of Australia

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Board news

Revised registration standard for specialist registration – send us your feedback

The Podiatry Board of Australia’s Registration standard: Specialist registration for the podiatry specialty of podiatric surgery sets out the requirements for specialist registration. The registration standard is due for review and the Board is inviting feedback on proposed changes to the standard.

We are not proposing any substantive changes to the current requirements for specialist registration, and we are not proposing any additional requirements. The proposed changes are:

  • primarily editorial in nature, including rewording and restructuring to improve readability, and
  • clarifying the requirement to complete a minimum of two years' full-time (or equivalent) general podiatry practice in a clinical setting.

Read more about these changes in the consultation paper on the Board’s website. The consultation is open until 15 July 2022.

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Code of conduct – advance copy available now

The Podiatry Board of Australia is one of the 12 National Boards that have published an advance copy of the revised shared Code of conduct. It can be accessed on the Board’s website, along with other resources including FAQs.

We have also published a news item. It includes information about the review of the code, including the main changes.

The code has been published in advance to give practitioners and other stakeholders an opportunity to become familiar with the new information before it comes into effect on 29 June 2022.

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Professional capabilities – watch our new video

The new professional capabilities for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons came into effect on 1 January 2022. The Board has published a video to promote and explain the professional capabilities. Read more in the news item on our website.

You can find the video and capabilities documents on the Podiatry professional capabilities page, and we have also published FAQs to support your understanding. 

Professional capabilities

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Registration news

Latest workforce data released

The Board’s quarterly registration data to 31 March 2022 is published on its website. Read the latest report on our Statistics page

Keep in touch with the Board

  • Visit www.podiatryboard.gov.au for the mandatory registration standards, codes, guidelines and FAQs. Visiting the website regularly is the best way to stay in touch with news and updates from the Board.
  • Lodge an enquiry form via the website by following the Enquiries link on every web page under Contact us.
  • For registration enquiries, call 1300 419 495 (from within Australia) or +61 3 9285 3010 (for overseas callers).
  • To update your contact details for important registration renewal emails and other Board updates, go to the Ahpra website: Update contact details.
  • Address mail correspondence to A/Prof. Cylie Williams, Chair, Podiatry Board of Australia, GPO Box 9958, Melbourne VIC 3001.

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