State Boards of the Medical Board of Australia – Health Practitioner

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Work type: Statutory Appointments
Location: Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney, Any - Any location
Categories: Government

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme regulates more than 730,000 registered health practitioners and over 150,000 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.

Vacancies are arising on the state boards in the following jurisdictions:

  • New South Wales – 2 practitioner members and Chair
  • South Australia – 4 practitioner members
  • Tasmania – 7 practitioner members and Chair

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

The National Scheme has a commitment to increasing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ leadership and voices. Aboriginal and/or 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 within the attached Download FileInformation guide.

Information and tips on how to use PageUp is outlined in the attached Download File PageUp applicant instructions document.

For enquiries, please contact statutoryappointments@ahpra.gov.au

Employees and contractors for AHPRA are NOT eligible for these positions.

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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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