State and Territory Boards of the Medical Board of Australia - Community Member

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Work type: Statutory Appointments
Location: Any - Any location, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart
Categories: Government

Call for applications for appointment to the State and Territory Boards of the Medical Board of Australia

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme regulates more than 7o0,000 registered health practitioners and over 160,000 registered students across 16 health professions.  It also accredits over 740 approved programs of study delivered by over 330 education providers.

The Medical Board of Australia’s primary role is to protect the public by registering suitably qualified and competent medical practitioners, dealing with notifications about medical practitioners and by developing registration standards, codes and guidelines to guide medical practitioners. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with the Board.

The following vacancies are arising on the state or territory boards in the following jurisdictions in 2019:

  • Australian Capital Territory – 1 community member
  • Northern Territory – 2 community members
  • Queensland – 1 community member
  • South Australia – 3 community members
  • Tasmania – 1 community member

To be eligible for appointment as a practitioner member, you must hold current registration as a medical practitioner.  It is expected that applicants practise or reside in the state or territory in which they are applying for appointment.  To be eligible for appointment as a community member, it is expected that applicants reside in the state or territory in which they are applying for appointment.   

The National Scheme has a commitment to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ leadership and voices.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply, as are people from rural or regional areas in Australia.

Appointments are made by the Minister for Health in each jurisdiction under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory. Appointments can be for up to three years, with eligibility for reappointment.

More information about the roles, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found in the Download Fileinformation guide and application form available from AHPRA’s page:

For enquiries, please contact

Please note: if you are an employee or contractor of AHPRA you are not eligible for these positions.

Applications close: 5.00pm, Friday 11 January 2019

Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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