Appointment to National Boards - Community member

Apply now Job no: 497965
Work type: Statutory Appointments
Location: Any - Any location
Categories: Board Services

Help protect the public and set national standards for registered health practitioners

National Boards regulate Australia’s 875,000 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 31 community member vacancies on the following National Boards:

  • Chiropractic
  • Osteopathy
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Optometry

Want to know what it's involved in being a National Board member?

Watch our recent webinar with National Board Chairs and members to hear about their contributions and life as a board member. 

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

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

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and would like to talk about these opportunities, please email or call 0477 477 218 and Dr Stephen Corporal, Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Officer, will be in touch.

The National Scheme is also committed to increasing diverse leadership and voices on its National Boards. People from diverse backgrounds, including those living in rural or regional areas in Australia, those identifying as LGBTIQ+ and those living with a disability are also invited to apply.

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 attached Download File Information guide and Download File Frequently Asked Questions

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

For enquiries, please contact  

All appointments are made by state, territory and Commonwealth Health Ministers 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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