Podiatry Board of Australia - Meeting the registration requirements
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Meeting the registration requirements

To be eligible for specialist registration as a podiatric surgeon, you need to meet the Board’s qualification requirements and registration standards.

Applications for registration from overseas qualified podiatric surgeons are assessed against:

  • Board approved assessment criteria, and
  • the registration standards which are:
    • registration standard for specialist registration for the podiatry specialty of podiatric surgery
    • criminal history
    • English language skills
    • professional indemnity insurance arrangements, and
    • recency of practice.

After we assess your qualifications, we may require you to pass an examination before the Board or its delegate can decide the outcome of your application for registration.

Applicants who are assessed as meeting the Board’s qualification requirements and registration standards are eligible for specialist registration.

Since 4 February 2015, the process for checking criminal history outside of Australia requires certain applicants and registered practitioners to apply for an international criminal history check from an approved vendor. For more information, please refer to the international criminal history page on the AHPRA website.

Who is AHPRA?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 15 National Boards in their role of protecting the public and setting standards that all registered health practitioners must meet.

AHPRA and the National Boards work together to register health practitioners and, where required, investigate complaints or concerns regarding health practitioners.

AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law applies in each Australian state and territory, and is usually referred to on our sites as ‘the National Law’.

All health practitioners registered to practise are included on the national register of practitioners.

Find out more about AHPRA.

Page reviewed 28/06/2019