Health Workforce Australia (Eligibility) Instrument 2012 (No. 1)
I, TANYA PLIBERSEK, Minister for Health, make this legislative instrument under subsection 5(3) of the Health Workforce Australia Act 2009.
Dated 17.10.12 _______________________
Minister for Health
1 Name of instrument
This instrument is the Health Workforce Australia (Eligibility) Instrument 2012 (No. 1).
This instrument commences on the date after it is registered.
In this instrument:
Act means the Health Workforce Australia Act 2009.
professional entry course means a course undertaken by an individual through a university or VET provider in Australia, which on completion confers a qualification on the individual that allows entry to the specified profession (assuming all other entry requirements are met) where the individual was not previously eligible to enter that profession.
specified profession means a profession specified in the Schedule.
university means a ‘registered higher education provider’ as defined in the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.
VET provider means a ‘registered training organisation’ as defined in the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011.
4 Eligible students
For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Act, the kind of student who is eligible is a student who is undertaking, or who has been accepted into, a professional entry course for a specified profession.
5 Eligible clinical training
For the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Act, the kind of clinical training that is eligible is clinical training undertaken in a professional entry course for a specified profession.
Schedule – specified professions
1. Aboriginal health work
6. exercise physiology
7. medical laboratory science
11. occupational therapy
13. oral health (dental hygiene and dental therapy)
15. orthotics and prosthetics
21. psychology but only where the practice of that profession would include accreditation in the specialties of clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, community psychology, counselling, educational and developmental psychology, forensic psychology or health psychology
22. radiation science, including radiotherapy, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine technology
23. social work
25. speech pathology
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