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SWEP AT Practitioner Registration and Credentialing Framework (The Framework)

The State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP) is committed to the appropriate assessment of an application for assistive technology (AT) by suitably qualified and skilled AT Practitioners.

In order to achieve this we have implemented the SWEP AT Practitioner Registration and Credentialing Framework (The Framework) as well as developed The Standard for SWEP first registration, AT Practitioner upgrade, re-credentialing and initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinicians (The Standard).

For an overview of these documents please refer to the SWEP AT Practitioner Registration and Credentialing Framework and Standard Overview

Below you will find a description of The Framework, The Standard and the various pathways available to register, credential and upgrade as a AT Practitioner.

The Framework

Is an overarching document which encompasses all the necessary definitions and processes that support the function of SWEP and;

  • articulates threshold credentials for AT Practitioners
  • describes how AT Practitioners can register, upgrade or re-credential
  • discusses the role of competency based training
  • defines the IT items, consumer attributes and AT Practitioner requirements for green, amber and red AT Practitioners
  • provides the Assistive Technology (AT) categories
  • lists relevant consumer attributes impacting AT solutions
  • outlines available AT Practitioner support
  • discusses the role of Clinical Advisors
SWEP AT Practitioner Registration and Credentialing Framework

The Standard

Sits within the structure of The Framework and is the authorisation process for registration and credentialing and includes the minimum requirements and application process / forms allowing AT Practitioners to;

  • understand threshold credentials required for prescribing in AT categories
  • register for the first time as an inexperienced AT Practitioner
  • upgrade their AT Practitioner status to a higher level, e.g. from green to amber
  • re-credential their AT Practitioner status at the same level
  • have their AT Practitioner status as an experienced clinician assigned for the first time registering with SWEP
  • review the SWEP CPD activity guidelines
  • complete a AT Practitioner continuing professional development, summary portfolio
The Standard for SWEP first registration, AT Practitioner upgrade and re-credentialing (The Standard)

Please see the comprehensive list at the bottom of this page for all the direct links within The Framework and The Standard.

If you have additional questions or feedback then please contact swepcaho@bhs.org.au


I want to apply to upgrade or re-credential my skills as a AT Practitioner:

Please review the following link and determine which pathway is most suitable to your circumstances.

The Standard, Table 2: Minimum requirements of the standard for application type 1; upgrade AT Practitioner level or re-credentialing at the same AT Practitioner level.

Once you have determined which pathway is applicable to you then complete Appendix 3 and you can submit this via or email swepimt@bhs.org.au or post SWEP,PO Box 1993, Bakery Hill Vic 3354.

Appendix 3: Application form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinicians

below is a word format to download

Appendix 3 word version-form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinician

I want to apply to register for the first time as an experienced AT Practitioner:

Please refer to the following link for the requirements to regsiter as an experienced AT Practitioner.
The Standard, Table 3: Minimum requirements of the standard for application type 2: initial assessment of AT Practitioner level, based on a skills recognition process for experienced clinicians

Once you have determined you meet the criteria please complete Appendix 3 (link below) and submit with the required documentation (a detailed CV and a cover letter outlining your experience) to swepcaho@bhs.org.au 

Appendix 3: Application form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinicians

below is a word format to download

Appendix 3 word version-form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinician

SWEP endorsed education:
If you are interested in attending a course that has been endorsed by SWEP then please go to SWEP endorsed Education.

If you are facilitating a workshop and would like to apply to the workshop endorsed by SWEP then please appy via The Framework - Workshop Accreditation Application Form

I have some further questions;
If you have additional questions or feedback then please contact swepcaho@bhs.org.au

Direct Links

The Standard Direct Link

Documents to assist you in working out your CPD points required when applying for an upgrade, re-credential or initial assessment for registration as an experienced AT Practitioner.

Documents to fill in when you want to upgrade, re-credential or register as an experienced AT Practitioner

Appendix 3: Application form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinicians

below is a word format to download

Appendix 3 word version-form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of AT Practitioner level for experienced clinicians


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