What is an Ahpra Registration?

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to ensure the community has access to a safe health workforce across all professions registered under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Ahpra’s role is to protect the public and set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.

The following information applies to all postgraduate students in the programs listed in the table below who are required to hold Ahpra registration while participating in Work Integrated Learning/Placements in their discipline area. Undergraduate students are not required to apply for Ahpra registration as this is arranged on their behalf by the HaBS Faculty.

You can view your registration status at any time by checking the Register of Practitioners

What do I need to do?

Discipline

Program

Type of Ahpra registration required

Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

General (if domestic student)

Limited (if international student)

Physiotherapy

Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy)

General (if domestic student)

Limited (if international student)

Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

Provisional

Psychology

Master of Psychology

Provisional

Psychology

Master of Clinical Psychology

Provisional

Psychology

Master of Organisational Psychology

Provisional

Ahpra ‘General’ Registration Process for Students

  • Relevant for UQ students enrolling or enrolled in Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy) and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Ahpra ‘Provisional’ Registration Process for Students

  • Relevant for UQ students enrolling or enrolled in Doctor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology, or Master of Organisational Psychology programs of study, completing the Higher degree supervised practice pathway to general registration as a Psychologist.

Ahpra ‘Limited’ Registration Process (for International Students)

  • Relevant for International practitioners enrolling at UQ in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry or Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy) who do not qualify for general registration. To enable practitioners to undertake postgraduate training or supervised practice. The key requirement of limited registration – training/supervised practice is that the relevant Board (e.g. Dental Board of Australia) must be satisfied that the practitioner has completed a qualification that is relevant to, and suitable for, postgraduate training or supervised practice in Australia.