NEW English language requirement for health professionals from 1st July 2015 …
Revised registration standards for English language skills are now in force for all professions, except Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice.
The revised standards are:
• a common standard for 10 professions: Chinese medicine, chiropractic, medical radiation, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry and psychology.
• a standard for dental practitioners
• a standard for medical practitioners, and
• a standard for nursing and midwifery
All of the profession specific standards share many elements with the common standard.
Ameeta Parsuram ‘Meeta’ Psychologist, Poet & Lyricist