The Board and Ahpra are working with government, health services and others to support the registered health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the Ahpra website for the latest COVID-19 updates.
Continuing professional development is important as it helps maintain competence and supports safe and effective care.
The Podiatry Board of Australia (Board) expects podiatrists and podiatric surgeons to make reasonable efforts to complete their required CPD. We are aware that there are many flexible and COVID-safe options for CPD. Interactive CPD activities can be completed virtually.
However, we understand that some practitioners may have had trouble fully meeting CPD, particularly any face to face requirements, due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 this year.
It’s important that you answer all questions honestly and accurately when completing your registration renewal and declare that you have not met the CPD requirements if that is the case.
The Board will not take action if you have not been able to complete CPD for the 2020 – 21 registration period due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 and you declare on your renewal application that you have not met the CPD Registration standard.
If you declare that you did not meet the CPD Registration standard the Board may request evidence in the future of what you have done to address any identified gaps in your CPD learning needs such as any interactive or face to face CPD requirements.
Given the importance of CPD and the increasing availability of flexible and COVID-safe CPD options, you will be expected to fully meet CPD requirements in future and when renewing in 2022.
Please see the registration renewal FAQs for more information.
The registration renewal date for podiatrists with general, specialist or non-practising registration is 30 November. You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national registers of practitioners.
Make sure your contact details provided to AHPRA, including email, are current as you will be sent reminders when your registration is due. Look for these reminders from AHPRA as confirmation that online renewal is open. After receiving your reminder, go to the AHPRA login page.
See fees for the cost of annual renewal, including the late payment fee for renewal applications received during December.
If you do not renew your registration by 31 December (end of the one month late period), your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register.
If you wish to keep practising and do not renew registration by 31 December, you must submit a fast track application for registration. Fast track application forms are available on the Board website or by phoning the Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 during January.
If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is processed and your registration details are updated on the national register.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 14 National Boards in their role of protecting the public and setting standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.
AHPRA and the National Boards work together to register and renew 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 sometimes referred to on our sites as ‘the National Law’.
All health practitioners registered to practise are included on the national register of practitioners which is managed by AHPRA.
Find out more about AHPRA.