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Students are being urged to register with AHPRA before finishing their studies to ease their path to practice.

Students about to graduate as health practitioners are being urged to go online to apply early for registration and smooth the path from study to work, according to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

AHPRA launched online registration for final year students in May 2011. The online graduate registration service enables students to apply for registration early before they complete their course.

Most students are able to complete their registration application online, while others use the dedicated web pages to be directed to the correct application form. All applications require students to return some supporting documents to AHPRA by mail.

AHPRA Chief Executive Officer Martin Fletcher urged all final year students about to graduate to go online and apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course.

“AHPRA’s focus is to make the path from study to work a smooth one as graduating students need to be registered in their health profession before they can start work,” Mr Fletcher said.

There are five simple steps to graduate registration: Students apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course at the Graduate Applications website. Applicants fill out an online application (if eligible) or download an application form. All applications require some documents to be sent to AHPRA by mail. Education providers advise AHPRA when applicants are eligible to graduate. AHPRA finalises assessment, confirms registration, publishes new graduates’ names on the Register of Practitioners and sends out registration certificates. Then new graduates are registered and eligible to start working as soon as their name is published on the Register of Practitioners.

For more information go to the Graduate Applications Website  for FAQs and links to more info.



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