18 Oct 2018
From today, chiropractic students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered chiropractor and about their ongoing obligations.
A short video, which was launched today by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, outlines the steps graduates need to take to apply for general registration.
Board Chair, Dr Wayne Minter AM, said the video was a quick and easy way for graduates and students close to finishing their studies to find out what they need to do before applying for registration and starting work in their chosen health profession.
‘Finishing studies is the first big step towards being a chiropractor,' Dr Minter said.
‘The next step is to understand the registration standards that need to be met and the process for applying for registration.’
Once a graduate gains general registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia, he/she will then join the ranks of Australia's more than 5,4201 registered chiropractors.
In addition to outlining the standards graduates must meet to become registered, the video also includes information about the ongoing obligations for chiropractors.
Dr Minter said a chiropractor must meet the Board’s standards and expectations of the profession throughout the course of their career, not just upon initial registration.
Obligations of all health practitioners registered under the National Scheme include carrying out and recording continuing professional development (CPD); maintaining recency of practice to stay registered and ensuring that their professional indemnity insurance is current.
‘There are also mandatory requirements under the National Law2, such as notifiying the Board of another practitioner’s conduct if it is believed the public may be at risk,’ Dr Minter said.
The video is available to view on the Registration overview page of the Board’s website where the Board has also published an infographic showing the obligations of a registered chiropractor.
1As at June 2018
2 The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).