01 Dec 2015
The revised registration standard for Continuing professional development takes effect today.
The Physiotherapy Board of Australia has previously published the contents of the revised standard and supporting materials.
The revised registration standard1 now in effect is:
The revised standard will apply to most applicants for initial registration, and applicants for renewal of registration from 1 October 2016. It does not apply to the current cycle of renewals.
The document has been updated. There are no changes to the existing requirements for physiotherapists. All practising physiotherapists must complete at least 20 hours of self-chosen CPD per year and must keep a log and reflect on how their CPD enhances their practice. The CPD must relate to the physiotherapist’s scope of practice.
The standard was revised after a scheduled review, which included public consultation. National Boards have previously published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation processes, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.
Please refer to AHPRA’s registration standards page for additional information and resources.
1Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.