Podiatry Board of Australia - Past Consultations

Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public consultation on the English language skills registration standards

Released: 13 July 2022
Closed: 7 September 2022

Ahpra and the National Boards (except the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia) carried out a public consultation on revised English language skills registration standards in July 2022.

National Boards invited practitioners, community members, employers, education providers and other stakeholders to give feedback on the standards.

National Boards published a consultation paper that included an overview of the review, proposed changes to the standards, frequently asked questions (FAQs), a literature review and questions to help frame feedback.

Background

To practise safely in Australia, registered health practitioners must have effective English language skills. This includes being able to communicate effectively with patients/clients/consumers and their relatives and carers, collaborate with other health care professionals and keep clear and accurate health records. The National Boards set requirements for English language skills to make sure all registered health practitioners can provide safe care and communicate effectively in English.

The English Language Skills Registration Standard (the ELS standard) is one of the five core registration standards required by all National Boards. It helps to ensure that everyone who registers as a health practitioner in Australia has these skills, regardless of their language background.

Ahpra and the National Boards (except the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia) have reviewed their respective ELS standards to ensure that they stay current and keep pace with our changing and dynamic environment.

The review process has included considering available evidence of best practice, international benchmarking and consulting with various stakeholders whose feedback has been taken into account. For more details about the background and review process, please see the consultation paper

Submissions will be published soon.


Public consultation on revised registration standard for specialist registration

Released: 10 May 2022 
Closed: 15 July 2022

The Podiatry Board of Australia has consulted on a revised registration standard for specialist registration for the podiatry specialty of podiatric surgery.

Submissions will be published soon. 

Public consultation on the review of the shared Code of conduct

Released: 11 May 2021
Closed: 6 July 2021

Ahpra and the 12 National Boards that share a Code of conduct carried out a public consultation on a revised shared Code. The National Boards invited practitioners, stakeholders and the community to give feedback on the revised Code of conduct.

Consultation documents, the Patient and Consumer Health and Safety Impact Assessment and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework

Released: 11 September 2019
Closed:  17 December 2019

National Boards (excluding psychology and pharmacy) and Ahpra carried out a public consultation on the proposed Supervised practice framework as part of their project to enable a consistent, responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.

Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service

Released:  11 September 2019
Closed:  26 November 2019

The National Boards and Ahpra carried out a public consultation on the Guidelines for advertising a regulated health service. The guidelines were developed to explain the advertising requirements in the National Law and to help advertisers (including registered health practitioners) to meet these requirements and advertise responsibly. The review is to make sure the guidelines are as contemporary, relevant and effective as possible.

Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on the review of the Guidelines for mandatory notifications

The 15 National Boards in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) released for public consultation draft guidelines on Mandatory notifications.

Released: 11 September 2019
Closed: 6 November 2019

Consultation documents and submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the Ahpra website.


Public consultation on Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses

The Dental, Medical, Nursing and Midwifery, Paramedicine and Podiatry Boards of Australia published a consultation paper on the draft Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses.

Released: 5 September 2019
Closed: 1 November 2019

Submissions received


Public consultation on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise

The Podiatry Board of Australia has published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practise.

Released: 13 April 2018
Closes: 25 May 2018

 Submissions received are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on review of accreditation arrangements – assignment of accreditation functions

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have completed public consultation as part of a scheduled review of accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current terms of assignment of accreditation functions end. 

Released: 17 April 2018
Closed: 14 May 2018

Submissions and a brief consultation report are available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on a review of the registration standard and guidelines for Endorsement for scheduled medicines

The Podiatry Board of Australia released for public consultation, a proposed revised endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and related guidelines.

Released: 14 October 2016
Closed: 9 December 2016

Submissions received:


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

National Boards released for public consultation draft guidelines on the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.

Released: 24 July 2014 
Closed: 26 September 2014

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on a review of the following registration standards and guidelines:

  1. Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements registration standard (no guideline) 
  2. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) registration standard and guidelines for continuing professional development 
  3. Recency of practice registration standard and guidelines for recency of practice

The Podiatry Board of Australia has undertaken public consultation on a review of the above registration standards and guidelines.

Released: 19 May 2014
Closed: 14 July 2014

Submissions received:


Public consultation on a review of the Podiatry Board of Australia Guidelines for infection control

The Board has undertaken public consultation on a review of its Guidelines for infection control.

Released: 19 May 2014
Closed: 14 July 2014

Submissions will be published soon.


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

National Boards are undertaking public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013 

Submissions received can be found on the Past consultations page on the AHPRA website.


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions will be published soon.


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and shared Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

The consultation paper included:

  • revisions to the Guidelines for advertising (common to all National Boards)
  • a Social media policy (common to all National Boards), and
  • revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications (common to all National Boards).

Submissions coming soon.


Consultation paper on review of accreditation arrangements for the first ten professions to enter the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

Released: 20 September 2012
Closed: 2 November 2012

Submissions received


Proposed options in relation to acupuncture for the podiatry profession

Released: 29 August 2012
Closed:
24 October 2012

Submissions received


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012

Submissions received can be found here.


Guidelines for Supervision of podiatrists

Released: 5 April 2012
Closed: 30 May 2012


Limited Registration Standards

Released: 5 April 2012
Closed: 30 May 2012

Submissions received


Specialist Registration Standard

Released: 9 February 2012
Closed: 5 April 2012

Submissions received

NB: Only relevant material to the consultation will be considered. Submissions which contain irrelevant material will be considered to the extent that they contain relevant submissions.


Draft Accreditation Standard for the Assessment of Programs of Study (Stage 2)

Closed: 18 November 2011

Information on the consultation and submissions received can be found on the Australian Physiotherapy Council website.


Definition of Practice

Released: 4 October 2011
Closed: 2 December 2011

Submissions received

Further submissions received can be viewed here.


Guidelines for Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines

Released: 5 November 2010
Closed: 3 December 2010

Submissions received

 


 

Guidelines for Podiatrists with Blood-Borne Infections

Released: 14 December 2010
Closed: 25 February 2011

Submissions received

 


 

Guidelines on Clinical Records

Released: 15 March 2011

Closed: 10 May 2011

The Podiatry Board of Australia called for submissions of comment regarding Guidelines on Clinical Records.

Submissions received

Coming soon.

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting podiatrists.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact Ahpra at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
Page reviewed 22/11/2022