Workforce regulatory reform is concerned with how the workforce is controlled, governed or directed by rules or regulations. The primary focus of the work of the Workforce Regulatory Reform Unit within the department is on occupational licensing laws that regulate the practice of workers across both health and human services.
Australia and healthcare worker regulation
In Victoria there are 14 health professions subject to regulation under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
Completed regulatory reform projects
The government has completed a number of regulatory reform projects affecting the regulation and registration of health professions in Victoria.
Current regulatory reform
Current government reform initiatives that impact on the regulation of Victorian healthcare professionals include paramedics regulation and national registration of paramedics.
Making a complaint about a Victorian health practitioner or other healthcare worker
In Victoria you can complain about a registered health practitioner or any other person who provides a health service.
Regulated health professions and the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
In Victoria, health professions are regulated under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) set up by state and territory governments.
Process for regulating further health professions under NRAS
The criteria for health professions to be considered for registration under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS).
Regulation of unregistered health professions
Health professions not registered under National Registration and Accreditation Scheme are still subject to a range of laws that regulate their practice.
Reviewed 07 February 2018