Board member recruitment

Are you passionate about healthcare and protecting the public? Would you like to know more about the role of Board members in the National Scheme regulating registered health practitioners from 16 professions?

Applications are now open for 35 community member positions (open to everyone) and 65 practitioner member positions (for people who are registered in the relevant profession).

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

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

Please read the Applicant instructions for using PageUp document before starting an application.

National Board vacancies

National Board appointments are made by the Ministerial Council, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law), as in force in each state and territory.

Vacancies on National Boards are published on this web page. Interested people are invited to apply.

For further information, or to receive notice of advertised vacancies, please contact Statutory Appointments.


Call for applications for appointment to the National Boards regulating health professions across Australia

National Board Vacancies advertised Open date  Closing date  Status
Community members
Practitioner members Chair
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA) No vacancies 1 vacancy - practitioner member from small jurisdiction (ACT, NT or Tas) No 31 March 2021 25 April 2021, 5:00pm (AEDT) 

Closed. Applications under review

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA) No vacancies 2 vacancies – practitioner member from Queensland and Western Australia No 16 January 2021
March 2021, 5:00pm (AEDT)
Closed. Applications under review
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
No vacancies 1 vacancy – practitioner member from small jurisdiction (ACT, NT or Tas) No
Chiropractic Board of Australia (ChiroBA)
3 vacancies 4 vacancies – practitioner member from Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and from small jurisdiction (ACT, NT or Tas) No
Dental Board of Australia (DBA) 4 vacancies 8 vacancies – practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia Yes
Medical Board of Australia (MBA)
4 vacancies 8 vacancies – practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia Yes
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
4 vacancies 6 vacancies – practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia No
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA)
1 vacancy No vacancies No
Optometry Board of Australia (OptomBA)
3 vacancies 6 vacancies – practitioner member from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and from small jurisdiction (ACT, NT or Tas) Yes
Osteopathy Board of Australia (OsteoBA)  3 vacancies 1 vacancy – practitioner member from Queensland No;
Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA)
4 vacancies 8 vacancies – practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia Yes
Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PhysioBA) 4 vacancies 8 vacancies – practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia Yes
Podiatry Board of Australia (PodBA)
2 vacancy 6 vacancies – practitioner member from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and from small jurisdiction (ACT, NT or Tas) Yes
Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
4 vacancies 6 vacancies – practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia Yes

Expressions of interest for appointment to the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

National Board Vacancy Open date Closing date Status
Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia Expressions of interest for registered practitioners from Tasmania 16 January 2021 7 March 2021 5:00pm (AEDT) Applications closed. Currently under review.

Note:

  • Practitioner members - state or territory eligibility requirements apply. If a state or territory is not included in this round it is because a member from this state is already appointed to serve a current term on the National Board.

 

National Board  Vacancy Open date  Closing date  Status 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia
  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
  • Chiropractic Board of Australia
  • Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia
  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Osteopathy Board of Australia
  • Paramedicine Board of Australia
  • Psychology Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner members on the Chiropractic Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner members on the Osteopathy Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner and community members on the Paramedicine Board of Australia

Call for applications for practitioner members on the Psychology Board of Australia

29 January 2020

Applications have been extended, now closing 20 April 2020
5pm AEST

Applications closed. Currently under review.

State, territory and regional board vacancies

The National Law provides for a National Board to establish state and territory boards to exercise its functions in the jurisdiction in a way that provides an effective and timely local response to health practitioners and other persons in the jurisdiction.

Some National Boards have state or territory boards in each jurisdiction; some have state boards and multi-jurisdictional regional boards; and others do not have state or territory boards.

These boards make individual registration and notification decisions, based on national policies and standards set by the relevant National Board. The National Board delegates the necessary powers to the state and territory boards.

When a vacancy is identified, AHPRA invites interested people to apply and details are published on this website.

Please use the relevant links in the table below to access the online system to submit your application.

Applicants must click on the name of the vacancy to be taken to the specific advertisement. Here you can submit an application via the online recruitment system, PageUp, by clicking on the blue 'apply now' button. Those who have applied online previously through PageUp must also apply via the blue 'apply now' button.

We are not accepting paper based application forms for this campaign. If you wish to be considered for one of the member vacancies, you must submit an online application.

The advertisements include an information guide which you will be able to download and view for additional information.

State, territory or region National Board Link to online recruitment website Open date Closing date Status 
Victoria Psychology Board Call for applications to the ACT/Tas/Vic Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia 18 September 2021 29 October 2021 Open 
Australian Capital Territory

Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania
Medical Board  Call for applications for appointment to State and Territory Boards of the Medical Board of Australia 18 September 2021  29 October 2021 Open 
Queensland

Victoria
Nursing and Midwifery Board Call for applications for appointment to State Boards of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 18 September 2021 29 October 2021  Open
New South Wales  Nursing and Midwifery Board  Call for applications for appointment to the New South Wales Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia  11 September 2021  8 October 2021  Closed
Applications are currently under review
Northern Territory Psychology Board  Call for applications for appointment to the NT/SA/WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia 23 August 2021 10 September 2021  Closed. Applications are currently under review. 
Australian Capital Territory  Nursing and Midwifery Board Call for applications for appointment to the ACT Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 12 August 2021  26 August 2021  Closed. Applications are currently under review. 
Northern Territory Psychology Board Call for applications for appointment to the NT/SA/WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
15 May 2021 25 June 2021  Closed. Applications are currently under review. 

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Medical Board  Call for applications for appointment to State and Territory Boards of the Medical Board of Australia
15 May 2021 25 June 2021  Closed. Applications are currently under review.

Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

Nursing and Midwifery Board  Call for applications for appointment to Territory Boards of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 15 May 2021 25 June 2021 Closed. Applications are currently under review.
Tasmania Medical Board Call for applications for appointment to the Tasmanian Board of the Medical Board of Australia - Health Practitioner 19 March 2021 16 April 2021 Closed. Applications are currently under review.
 
 
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