State and Territory Boards of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Community members

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Work type: Statutory Appointments
Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart
Categories: Board Services

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) regulates more than 875,000 registered health practitioners and over 180,000 registered students across 16 health professions. 15 health profession boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) work together to deliver the National Scheme.

Vacancies for community members are arising on the State and Territory Boards of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the Boards) in the
Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia

We are seeking individuals with an ability and interest to contribute to the regulatory work of the Boards. Community members will have strong community connections to bring a public/lay perspective.

Position details: The Boards work in partnership with Ahpra to make registration and notification (complaint) decisions about individual practitioners, based on national policies and standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Committee membership: Committee membership will vary. The role may include membership of a notifications committee. Members may also be appointed to a national committee.

Location: Some board meetings are held in person in the relevant Ahpra office and some board and committee meetings will be held online via Zoom.

Time commitment: Time commitment will vary in the jurisdictions. Approximately two to three days per month, in addition to any travel time to and from meetings.

Term of appointment: Appointments are made by the Minister for Health in the relevant jurisdiction and are for up to three years, with eligibility for reappointment.

Remuneration: Full daily fee: Member - $716; Chair - $872. Half daily fee: Member - $358; Chair - $436. Quarter daily fee: Member - $179; Chair - $218. Government employees are bound by their employer policy regarding payment.

Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as a community member, applicants must not be currently registered, or have ever previously been registered as a nurse or midwife. For community member roles, preference will be given to applicants who are not a registered health practitioner in any health profession and can demonstrate their ability to provide a community voice to the work of the Board. It is expected that applicants reside in the state or territory in which they are applying for appointment.

Training and development: Orientation program and ongoing training is provided. Participation at conferences or planning days may be required.

Our commitment: The National Scheme has an important role in ensuring the development of a culturally safe and respectful health workforce that is responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples health and contributes to the elimination of racism in the provision of health services.

To achieve this, we have committed to increasing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander leadership and voices and warmly invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidate and would like to talk about this opportunity, please contact Stephen Corporal, Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Officer at

More information:  See the Information guide and PageUp applicant instructions documents.

For enquiries, please contact

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