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Who can do low level footcare ie cut toenails,corns,hard skin etc in Oz

Discussion in 'Australia' started by billythefish, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. billythefish

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    Dear Forum,
    I understand that in UK where I presently live, a Foot Health Care Practitioner (FHCP) can get a qualification from SMAE or Stonebridge college and within in a few weeks begin attending to peoples feet.
    So my question would be, is there any regulation as to who can attend to the feet of people living in Australia.
    And would the FHCP be acceptable. Or does this depend on getting insurance. I appreciate they wouldn't have AHPRA rego.
    Or would the practitioner need to do a further course at TAFE in Australia to be legal?
    Incidentally the person in question is presently a falls assistant practitioner, and has been a Physio assistant for 19 years but has no paper qualifications as such.
    Many thanks for any input.
     
  2. Craig Payne

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    There are no licensing requirements in Australia for what would be the equivalent of a FHCP in the UK.
    They will have to comply with some laws, such as state based infection control requirements etc.
    However, despite a number of attempts over the years, FHCP type work in Australia has pretty much failed and the public did not buy into it.
     
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