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Appointment to National Boards - Health Practitioner

Apply now Job no: 494416
Work type: Statutory Appointments
Location: Any - Any location
Categories: Board Services

National Boards regulate Australia’s 800,000 registered health practitioners and 180,000 registered students across 16 health professions. These Boards consist of community members and practitioner members (who are registered in the relevant profession) and set the professional standards practitioners must meet to be registered.

Applications are now open for 65 National Board practitioner member positions.

Registered health practitioners across Australia are invited to apply for upcoming vacancies on the National Boards for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
  • Chiropractic
  • Chinese medicine
  • Dental *
  • Medical *
  • Medical radiation practice**
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Optometry *
  • Osteopathy
  • Pharmacy *
  • Physiotherapy *
  • Podiatry *
  • Psychology *

* Registered practitioners from these professions are eligible to apply for the position of Board Chair.

**Expressions of interest are sought for a practitioner member from Tasmania for the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia via email to

We are committed to increasing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ leadership and voices on National Boards and invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons to apply.

Visit the Ahpra website to watch a video compilation from two recent Q&A webinar sessions, featuring current Board members discussing what is involved and what life is like as a board member.

More information about eligibility requirements specific to these advertised vacancies, the roles of Board Chairs and members and the application process can be found in the Download File Information guide and Download File Frequently asked questions

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

For enquiries, please contact  

All appointments are made by the Ministerial Council for up to three years, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory.


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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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