Physiotherapy Board of Australia - Call for applications

Call for applications

06 Nov 2015

Call for applications for appointment to the list of approved persons for appointment to panels for the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, and the National Registration and Notifications Committee.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 14 National Health Profession Boards in their primary role of protecting the public. AHPRA manages the registration and notification handling processes for health practitioners and students across Australia.

State, territory and regional boards exercise their functions in the jurisdiction to provide an effective and timely local response to health practitioners and other persons.

The Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board) seeks applications for appointment to the National Registration and Notifications Committee (practitioners and community members) and/or the list of approved persons for appointment to health panels, performance and professional standards hearings panels (practitioners only).

While practitioner applicants may apply for both vacancies, successful candidates will only be appointed to either the Committee or the list of approved persons in order to avoid any potential conflicts. Applications are being accepted from all jurisdictions.

List of approved persons

Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (National Law) a Board convenes health panels and performance and professional standards panels when required to hold hearings into specific health, performance or conduct matters for individual registered health professionals. Such panels consist of members chosen from a Board’s list of approved persons.

The Board is seeking registered practitioners with five (5) years practice experience for the list of approved persons who reside in ACT, NT and SA.  

National Registration and Notifications Committee

The Board is also seeking applications from registered practitioners and community members for appointment to the Board’s National Registration and Notifications committee.

Registered health practitioner applicants must possess at least five (5) years practice experience. A community member must not at any time have been registered as a health practitioner in the relevant health profession.
Committee members must have the ability to analyse/synthesise and read large volumes of information as well as a strong understanding of the health regulation scheme.

All appointments are made by the Board under the National Law and your application will be assessed by a selection advisory panel. Appointments may be up to three years, with eligibility for re-appointment, and are expected to commence in early 2016.

Candidate information pack

For enquiries, email

Expressions of interest close Monday 7 December 2015.

Page reviewed 6/11/2015