National Boards and Ahpra have developed the Supervised practice framework (the framework) to create a responsive and risk-based approach to supervised practice across the National Scheme.
Supervised practice reassures the community, National Boards and Ahpra that a registered health practitioner whose practice is being supervised (the supervisee) is safe and competent to practise and is not putting the public at risk.
The framework has been developed to:
The framework outlines the principles which underpin supervised practice, the levels of supervised practice and the National Boards’ expectations of supervisees, supervisors and employers. It also explains Ahpra and the Boards’ compliance processes. The framework also gives guidance on how to effectively comply with supervised practice requirements.
Some registration standards used by National Boards refer to supervision guidelines. Replacement Supervision guidelines (the guidelines) have been developed to:
Changes to relevant registration standards to explicitly refer to the framework rather than supervision guidelines will be made at a later date.
To give you time to read and understand the changes made to the supervised practice requirements, advanced copies of the framework and the guidelines are available.
The framework and the guidelines will come into effect on 1 February 2022. Transition arrangements will be in place for supervisees and supervisors already carrying out supervised practice or who have sent documents to Ahpra or the National Board before 1 February 2022.
This following information has been developed to help you understand and apply the framework. These are advanced copies only and do not come into effect until 1 February 2022.