Resume Format

The following resume format is a guide to what you should include in the curriculum vitae that you provide to AHPRA as part of your application.

Qualifications Obtained

Bridging Programs / Qualifying Examinations 
(Include dates, facility, city, state and results)

Clinical / Procedural Skills 
(Please note whether competent and /or observed)

Work / Practice History 

  • Current and Previous Positions
  • Details to include:
  • Dates
  • Position(s) - Title
  • Facility (including name, address and contact details ie City, State, Country)
  • Responsibilities (including whether position was full-time/part-time and if part-time include hours of work/week) 
  • Internship and Observership 
  • Provide in the chronology of the practice history details of internship rotations and any periods of observership.         

Gaps in Work / Practice History
Please provide an explanation of any period since obtaining your professional qualifications where you have not practiced and reasons (e.g. undertaking study, travel, family commitment).

Registration History
Provide a list of jurisdictions ie authorities:

  •  where you are currently registered to practice and your registration number)
  • where you have been previously registered to practice and your registration number (if known) where you have applied for registration and that application remains under consideration

References and Publications
Note: If provided this should be limited to 1-2 pages

Other important information

  1. You must declare on your CV:
  2. that the ‘The Curriculum Vitae is true and correct as at (insert date)’. This declaration must be signed and dated.
  3. The Boards will only accept the original signed CV.
  4. You must also attach certified copies of any results or performance reports from bridging courses undertaken, skills assessment, observership (as applicable) that have been stated in the CV.
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Background checks / resume format

Background checks of curriculum vitae are often requested by employers on medical job candidates for employment screening, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires a position of trust, such as hospital and government.  

Results of a background check typically include past employment verification, credit history, and criminal history.

These checks are often used by employers as a means of judging a job candidate's past mistakes, character fitness, and to identify potential hiring risks for safety and security reasons.   Background checks are also used to thoroughly investigate potential government employees in order to be given a security clearance.  

Checks are frequently conducted to confirm information found on an employment application or résumé/CV.

They may also be conducted as a way to further differentiate potential employees and pick the one the employer feels is best suited for the position.  Australian employers have an obligation to make sure their work environment is safe for all employees and helps prevent other employment problems in the workplace.

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