The Winter 2016 edition of Response included the latest update from PA on the activities that are currently underway for the introduction of Paramedic Registration in Australia.
The article includes discussion about the membership and role of the National Registration Working Group, and highlights the key messages and consensus statements to answer the following questions:
- What will be the minimum education requirement for a registered paramedic under the NRAS?
- Will working paramedics who do not have an undergraduate degree have the ability to be registered under the NRAS?
- Will I need to have my own insurance to work as a registered paramedic?
- Will registration enhance my employment mobility?
- Will I be responsible for my own continuing professional development (CPD)?
- Will I have to pay fees to be registered? Are the fees mandatory or optional?
- Will I need to have any other memberships once registration is implemented?
- I have been told that when paramedics are registered we will get ‘professional rates of pay’, is this true?