To be eligible for general registration as a podiatrist, you need to meet the Board’s qualification requirements and registration standards.
Applications for registration from overseas qualified podiatrists are assessed against:
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 general 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.
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.