Medical Board of Australia - All profession information

All profession information

Updates on our regulation of practitioners during COVID-19 and other important information affecting registered practitioners can be found below. Visit vaccination information for FAQs and statements for practitioners.

Important information for practitioners

  • Use of point-of-care COVID-19 rapid antigen tests by registered health practitioners
    Published 13 January 2022. Read the update.
  • Facilitating access to care in a COVID-19 environment: Guidance for health practitioners
    Published 21 December 2021. Read the news item. Read the guidance (208 KB, PDF), Word version (120 KB, DOCX).
  • Statement from Ahpra and the National Boards on the appropriate use of social media
    Ahpra and National Boards remind all registered health practitioners that their obligation to comply with their profession's Code of conduct applies in all settings, including online.
    Published 2 September 2020. Read the news item.
  • No place for racism in healthcare
    Published 17 April 2020. Read the news item.
  • False and misleading advertising on COVID-19
    Published 31 March 2020. Read the news item.

Accreditation and education

  • Protecting our doctors, nurses, pharmacists and health practitioners of the future
    Published 21 April 2020. Read the news item.
  • National principles for clinical education during COVID-19
    Published 17 April 2020. Read more.
  • Psychology Board of Australia - Important information for interns about COVID-19
    Published 9 April 2020. Read the news item.
  • Joint statement on clinical experience for medical students
    Published 9 April 2020. Read the news item.

Registration and renewal

  • Temporary acceptance of additional English language tests
    Published 21 February 2022. Read the news item.
  • Temporary modification to an English language skill registration standards pathway: COVID-19 response - 2021 
    Published 22 November 2021. Read the policy: PDF (157KB), Word version (119KB,DOCX)
  • Presenting in person identity verification
    Published 14 January 2022. Read the updated requirementsRead the news item.
  • New online upload service for applications, forms and supporting documents.
    Published 27 March 2020. Read the news item.

Surge workforce

  • Additional professions to be added to the pandemic sub-register
    Published 16 April 2020. Read the news item.
  • Paramedicine Board of Australia supports surge
    Published 16 April 2020. Read the news item.
  • Ahpra returns over 40,000 health practitioners to the temporary pandemic response sub-register to support our critical health workforce during the emergency
    Published 1 April 2020. Read the news item.

Retired policies

These policies are no longer in effect.

Document name  PDF   Accessible format Date of effect 

Retired policy: Recency of practice requirements; COVID-19 response


Word version 
(190 KB,DOCX)

22 October 2020 to 31 January 2021

Retired policy: Temporary change to the English language skill registration standards pathway PDF
(111 KB) 
Word version 
(111 KB,DOCX) 
22 July 2020 to 22 January 2021
Page reviewed 21/02/2022