Issues Papers

Issues Paper- Regulation, registration and Audiology Australia's role

Published the 18th of October 2016

This Issues Paper discusses how Audiology Australia aims for a model of self-regulation that is equivalent to an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Board’s registration model (i.e. the regulation model for medical practitioners, pharmacists, and physiotherapists, amongst others).

The Issues Paper also clarifies some common misunderstandings regarding the current regulatory space for health professions by exploring why:

    - The profession of audiology does not meet the criteria for regulation via an AHPRA Board
    - People cannot claim to be an audiologist if they do not possess the relevant qualifications
    - You cannot be discriminated against because your profession is not regulated by an AHPRA Board

Click here to view and download the Issues Paper.