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SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework (The Framework)

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

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

For an overview of these documents please refer to the SWEP Prescriber 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 prescriber.

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 prescribers
  • describes how prescribers can register, upgrade or re-credential
  • discusses the role of competency based training
  • defines the equipment, client characteristics and prescriber requirements for green, amber and red prescribers
  • provides the Assistive Technology (AT) categories
  • lists relevant client characteristics impacting prescription
  • outlines available prescriber support
  • discusses the role of Clinical Advisors
SWEP Prescriber 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 prescribers to;

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

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 prescriber level or re-credentialing at the same prescriber 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 prescriber level for experienced clinicians

below is a word format to download

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

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

Please refer to the following link for the requirements to regsiter as an experienced Prescriber.
The Standard, Table 3: Minimum requirements of the standard for application type 2: initial assessment of prescriber 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 prescriber level for experienced clinicians

below is a word format to download

Appendix 3 word version-form for upgrade, re-credentialing or initial assessment of prescriber 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 Prescriber

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

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

below is a word format to download

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


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