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- Supporting WA Since 1966
- member of the Australasian Podiatry Council
- over 70% of podiatrists in wa are members
The Australian Podiatry Association (APodA) is an independent, member organisation with a long history of service both to the profession and the community.
The Australian Podiatry Association (WA)
The Australian Podiatry Association is the peak representative body for the profession.
Members join the Association at a state level, with each Association acting autonomously.
Each state Association holds membership at the Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) which functions at a national level.
Registration of Podiatrists
All Podiatrists, in order to practice, must be registered.Since July 2010, The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the registration and accreditation of 10 Allied Health Professions across Australia. These include Podiatry, Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Optometry.
The Podiatry Board of Australia is responsible for:
• Registration of all podiatrists
• Developing standards and guidelines for all podiatrists
• Handling complaints and disciplinary hearings
• Assessing overseas trained podiatrists who wish to practice
• Approving accreditation standards and accreditation of courses
of study for podiatry
AHPRA and the Podiatry Board of Australia have set mandatory regulation standards which all podiatrists must meet in order to be registered. These include:
• Criminal History
• English standard skills
• Professional indemnity insurance
• Continuing professional development
• Recency of practice.