25 Jun 2021
New guidance is now available for practitioners who are subject to education or mentoring conditions as part of their registration.
If you have been the subject of a notification to Ahpra and the National Boards, you may be required by conditions to undertake education or mentoring.
This is usually accompanied by a requirement to provide the Board with a reflective practice report showing that you have reflected on the issues that gave rise to the condition and outlining how you have incorporated the lessons learnt in the education or mentoring into your practice.
As at 15 February 2021 there were 545 practitioners with education conditions and 178 practitioners with mentoring conditions.
The new guidance: Information sheet – Reflective reports (Education) and Information sheet – Reflective reports (Mentoring) is published under the Monitoring and Compliance section on the Ahpra website.
‘This new guidance will make it easier for practitioners to draft a reflective practice report to the satisfaction of the relevant Board,’ Ahpra’s National Director of Compliance, Jason McHeyzer, said.
The guidance on developing a reflective report is endorsed by the Occupational Therapy Board.
National Boards have also approved a new form for review of conditions of undertakings (form ARCD-00) which is published on the Registration Common Forms page. Ahpra is also developing guidance for practitioners on the information required by National Boards when considering applications to change or remove conditions or undertakings.