Paramedics in New Zealand to be registered from 1 January 2020
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Paramedics in New Zealand to be registered from 1 January 2020

From 1 January 2020, New Zealand paramedics will be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). The announcement will see more than 1000 paramedics employed by both New Zealand ambulance services recognised for the work they do as well as giving patients across New Zealand confidence in the emergency ambulance services. Click here to...

PBA announces paramedicine competence assessments now available
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PBA announces paramedicine competence assessments now available

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has announced that an agreement has been reached on a national entry-level competence assessment for paramedics. Assessments will be conducted by a consortium of universities across the country. To review each university’s dates for assessment, visit the consortium website here This comprehensive website has a candidate guide, fee information and links...

Update on New Zealand Paramedic Registration
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Update on New Zealand Paramedic Registration

Paramedic registration in New Zealand is currently sitting before Cabinet for final approval. It appears likely that registration and regulation will be approved so it is important for all ambulance staff to prepare themselves for an announcement in the near future. Once approved it will take 12 to 18 months for the details of the regulatory...

PBA announces membership of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee
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PBA announces membership of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee

The Paramedicine Board of Australia has announced the membership of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee. The members are: Emeritus Professor Eileen Willis (Chair) Dr William Lord (Co Deputy Chair) Alan Morrison (Co Deputy Chair) Anthony Hucker ASM Richard Larsen ASM Dr Helen Webb Martin Nichols. The Committee will exercise the accreditation functions for the paramedicine profession...

AHPRA video – A notification has been made about me
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AHPRA video – A notification has been made about me

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has launched a series of new videos to support the public and registered health practitioners as they go through the notification process. The video series, called ‘Let’s talk about it’, explains what happens when concerns are raised with the regulator, provides easy to follow information about the notifications...

The national law and paramedics
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The national law and paramedics

What is the ‘National Law’ we now practise under? The long title is the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, which is in place in each Australian state and territory under a special hosting arrangement based in Queensland. It is important that all paramedics are aware of the legislation’s objectives and guiding principles with a...

Have you started your PA CPD Portfolio yet?
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Have you started your PA CPD Portfolio yet?

All registered paramedics in Australia must undertake a minimum of 30 hours of CPD annually, which includes eight hours of interactive CPD activities. The annual CPD period runs from 1 December to 30 November and registered paramedics are responsible for maintaining and completing the CPD requirements necessary to maintain registration status. Check out more about...

Need to know more about the CPD Standard?
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Need to know more about the CPD Standard?

Paramedics Australasia has invested significant resources into the development of a custom-built personal CPD portfolio for its members, integrated within our eLearning platform. This member-only portfolio service is free to members as part of their membership subscription and has been created to specifically meet the AHPRA CPD Registration Standard, and adheres to all approved guidelines....

Only four weeks to go to regulation!
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Only four weeks to go to regulation!

Have you registered with AHPRA yet? There is only four weeks to go before paramedicine becomes a regulated profession on 1 December 2018. Register now to ensure you can keep working as a paramedic. Visit the AHPRA website and apply now!

Regulation starts 1 December!
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Regulation starts 1 December!

From 1 December 2018 paramedicine becomes a nationally regulated profession. The title ‘paramedic’ will become protected by law. This means that only people who are registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the National Board) will be able to lawfully call themselves a paramedic. All Australian paramedics must be registered with the National Board when regulation...