Call for applications for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Reference Group
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) regulates more than 709,000 registered health practitioners and over 150,000 registered students across 15 health professions. It also accredits over 740 approved programs of study delivered by education providers.
The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) is calling for applications from recently graduated registered Chinese Medicine practitioners for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Reference Group (the Reference Group) to fill one vacancy.
To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have completed their qualification within the last two years. The appointment is for two years and is expected to commence in June 2019.
The purpose of the Reference Group is to engage stakeholders in order to achieve a common understanding of the National Scheme and to assist the Board in progressing its core business.
The Reference Group will:
- receive regular information about the progress of the Board’s work when appropriate
- be advised of and asked for advice on any significant changes in the broader policy or legislative environment
- provide information on current or anticipated developments and issues
- provide advice on policy development or revisions
- report on the impact of existing policies, and
- consider any issues arising from any other developments.
The Board is seeking applications from recently graduated registered practitioners who meet the following selection criteria:
- Good standing in the profession (supported by names of referees who can be contacted),
- Thinks critically – is able to identify key issues related to transitioning from a student to a qualified practitioner,
- Demonstrable high-level communication skills, and
- Demonstrable team skills.
This position is not expected to be representative of all new graduates as it would require wide-reaching communication and consultation with the group. Rather, the Board is seeking the perspective of a recently graduated Chinese medicine practitioner to add value to the group discussions.
The Reference Group meet once a year face-to-face (usually in Melbourne) with additional meetings held via teleconference as required. Members are expected to read any papers circulated in advance, to actively contribute to discussion and to occasionally contribute to a presentation on or facilitated discussion of a topic of interest.
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.
More information about the roles, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found in the attached Terms of Reference and Information Guide.
Information Guide - New Grad CM Reference Group