The Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) would like to thank all chiropractors who renewed their registration on time. If you have not yet renewed, there is a one-month late period after your registration expiry date of 30 November during which you can reply to renew. Renewal in the late period incurs a late payment fee. If we receive your application before the end of the one-month late period, you will remain registered and be able to continue to practice. If you do not renew your registration within the one-month late period your registration will lapse.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) first aid requirements
The CPD standard requires you to maintain a first aid qualification at least equivalent to the HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (valid for one year and needs to be updated each year). You may choose to meet this requirement by holding a first aid qualification equivalent to HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (valid for three years and needs to be updated every three years).
The Board is aware that there have been updates made to First Aid training units in 2021. The updates have resulted in the change of codes. For the purposes of the requirements of the registration standard the following are considered equivalent:
|Superseded units||New units|
|HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation||HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid||HLTAID011 Provide first aid|
The Board has updated the FAQ for continuing professional development with this information.
Further guidance on the Board’s CPD requirements can be found on our website.
Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements
The Board reminds you that all practising chiropractors are required to be covered by PII. Further information about the requirements of PII are in the Registration Standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements. Having appropriate PII is a requirement and you must not practice without having appropriate arrangements in place. You should be mindful that your PII obligations may not be covered by business insurance and you may need to take out separate PII cover. Check your insurance now to ensure that you have appropriate PII.
Board forum – Evaluative judgement
The Board held a successful virtual forum for all key stakeholders and chiropractors on 3 November 2021 to explore the concept of evaluative judgement in learning in professional practice and particularly its applications to the health professions.
The forum was led by Associate Professor Anna Ryan, the Victorian practitioner member of the Board. A/ Prof Ryan is a Chiropractor and a medical doctor, currently working as an academic and researcher for the Melbourne Medical School, at the University of Melbourne.
The Board was delighted to welcome Professor David Boud as the keynote speaker. Professor Boud is recognised expert in higher and professional education settings. He has taught and published extensively on teaching, learning and assessment. He currently serves as Alfred Deakin Professor and Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne, and as Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He is also Professor of Work and Learning at Middlesex University in London.
The forum resources are available on the website.
Keep in touch with the Board
- Visit our website for news about the profession and for registration standards, codes, guidelines, policies and fact sheets.
- Lodge an online enquiry form.
- For registration enquiries call 1300 419 495 (from within Australia).
- Address mail correspondence to: Dr Wayne Minter AM, Chair, Chiropractic Board of Australia, GPO Box 9958, Melbourne VIC 3001.