If you are an international medical graduate (IMG) go to the Supervised practice for IMGs guidelines page or Supervision page for information about your supervision requirements.
If you are an intern go to the Interns page or Guidelines, resources and tools on intern training page for information about your supervision requirements.
If you are a vocational (specialist) trainee go to your specialist medical college for information about your supervision requirements.
National Boards and Ahpra have developed the Supervised practice framework (the framework) to create a responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.
Supervised practice reassures the community, National Boards and Ahpra that a registered health practitioner whose practice is being supervised (the supervisee) is safe and competent to practise and is not putting the public at risk.
The framework has been developed to:
The framework outlines the principles which underpin supervised practice, the levels of supervised practice and the National Boards’ expectations of supervisees, supervisors and employers. It also explains Ahpra and the Boards’ compliance processes and gives guidance on how to effectively comply with supervised practice requirements.
The framework does not apply to medical practitioners who are: international medical graduates; practitioners completing their intern year; or vocational trainees.
Read the framework.
The framework came into effect on 1 February 2022. Transition arrangements are in place for supervisees and supervisors already carrying out supervised practice or who have sent documents to Ahpra or the National Board before 1 February 2022.
This following information has been developed to help you understand and apply the framework.
Proposed changes to an approved supervised practice arrangement should be submitted to the Board for approval in writing and may require completion of a new Supervised practice plan.
If you are completing supervised practice following a complaint (notification) and are seeking a change to the approved supervised practice arrangement you may be required to make an application for a review of the conditions or undertakings. More information is available on the Ahpra website.