Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver UNE Medical Centre Requirements (Cth)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards
Associated Codes None
Associated Information
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body Australian Health Practioner Regulation Agency
Administrative Name
Administrative Address  
Administrative Phone 1300 419 495
Administrative Email  
Administrative Website https://www.ahpra.gov.au/
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate David Schmude, Director UNE Life
Compliance Coordinator Adam Towie, Corporate Services Manager
Business Units Impacted
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Human Resource Services Directorate
  • Information Technology Directorate
  • School of Health
  • School of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Medical Centre
Overview The Health Practioner Regulation National Law establishes a national registration and accreditation scheme for the regulation of health practitioners and the registration of students undertaking programs of study that provide a qualification for registration in a health profession; or clinical training in a health profession. A health practitioner is defined as an individual who practises a health profession. A health profession means the following professions (including a recognised specialty in any of the following professions-):

(1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice;
(2) Chinese medicine;
(3) chiropractic;
(4) dental (including the profession of a dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist and oral health therapist);
(5) medical;
(6) medical radiation practice;
(7) nursing and midwifery;
(8) occupational therapy;
(9) optometry;
(10) osteopathy;
(11) pharmacy;
(12) physiotherapy;
(13) podiatry;
(14) psychology.

The objectives of the national registration and accreditation scheme are to:
(a) provide for the protection of the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified to practise in a competent and ethical manner are registered; and
(b) facilitate workforce mobility across Australia by reducing the administrative burden for health practitioners wishing to move between participating jurisdictions or to practise in more than one participating jurisdiction; and
(c) facilitate the provision of high quality education and training of health practitioners; and
(d) facilitate the rigorous and responsive assessment of overseas-trained health practitioners; and
(e) facilitate access to services provided by health practitioners in accordance with the public interest; and
(f) enable the continuous development of a flexible, responsive and sustainable Australian health workforce and to enable innovation in the education of, and service delivery by, health practitioners.

The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law is applied (with modifications) as a law of NSW by the NSW Health Practitioner Regulation (Adoption of National Law) Act 2009.

Compliance Obligations

Return to Top RACGP Standards 1.1.3 Home and other visits
Description Standard 1.1 Access to care
Our practice provides timely care and advice.

Criterion 1.1.3 Home and other visits
Regular patients of our practice are able to obtain visits in their home, residential aged care facility, residential care facility or hospital, both within and outside normal opening hours where such visits are deemed safe and reasonable.

The UNE Medical Centre does not:
1. conduct home or other visits; or
2. operate outside of advertised normal operating hours (normal operating hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday).

Impacts Loss of RACGP accreditation
Responsible Manager David Schmude, Director UNE Life
Coordinating Officer David Schmude, Director UNE Life
Coordinating Unit UNE Medical Centre
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Medical Centre
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy None
Protocol None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites UNE Medical Centre