Resumption of Professional Practice - RPP
Are you considering returning to professional clinical practice as a Diagnostic Radiographer or Radiation Therapist?
The Medical Radiation Sciences professions face continuous and significant change in technology and professional practice. Radiographers and radiation therapists must possess a thorough and contemporary knowledge in order to respond appropriately and practice safely in this dynamic environment. Returning to professional clinical practice after a lengthy absence may place the individual radiographer or radiation therapist in a challenging or unfamiliar position. Of utmost importance, these professionals may lack the necessary competence and confidence to practice safely.
As the national professional organisation and accrediting professional body representing radiographers and radiation therapists, the AIR has developed a programme for resuming professional clinical practice after an extended absence. The Resumption of Professional Practice (RPP) programme aims to provide a structured pathway to facilitate the recommencement of professional practice
The RPP programme is customised for each individual to reflect differences in academic qualification, previous experience and the duration of absence from professional clinical practice. Each RPP programme incorporates a professional clinical practice placement and may include academic study requirements. The RPP programme concludes with a Competency Based Assessment. Upon successful completion of the RPP programme and Competency Based Assessment, a Validated Statement of Accreditation is awarded.
The RPP programme may not be available to radiographers and radiation therapists absent from professional clinical practice for very lengthy periods.
Details of the Resumption of Professional Practice programme and application information are available here.
State Registration authorities may have other requirements for registration as a radiographer or radiation therapist after a lengthy absence from professional clinical practice. Please contact the Registration Board in your State for further information.
Financial considerations for the Resumption of Professional Practice programme
In planning for the RPP, you should consider the following:
- Application for Provisional Statement of Accreditation, payable upon acceptance to the RPP programme
- Fees and resources associated with academic study requirements, payable to the relevant university
- Fees associated with registration or licensing as applicable in your State, payable to the relevant regulatory authority.
- Costs associated with complying with the organisational requirements of host clinical centres, payable prior to commencement of the professional clinical placement. Such requirements may include, but are not limited to, insurances, immunisations, police clearance and Working With Children clearance.
- Fees for the Competency Based Assessment, payable as detailed in the personalised RPP agreement.
Currently the applicable fees are:
Stage 1: $ 440.00
Stage 2: $ 1100.00
Click here to download Resumption of Professional Practice Application Form
For further details regarding the RPP programme, please email: email@example.com.