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Call for expressions of interest

11 Sep 2017

Call for expressions of interest for appointment to AHPRA Community Reference Group.

Applications are now sought to fill vacancies on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Community Reference Group.

The Community Reference Group performs an important advisory role to complement the functions of community members appointed to National Boards under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law), in protecting the Australian community.

Functions of the Community Reference Group include providing:

  • information and advice on strategies for building community knowledge and understanding of the role of AHPRA and the National Boards in protecting the community and managing professional standards
  • information and advice to AHPRA and the National Boards on strategies for consulting the community about issues relevant to their work
  • feedback and advice from a consumer and community perspective on National Board standards, codes, guidelines, policies, publications and other specific issues, as requested by National Boards, and
  • providing consumer and community perspectives and advice to the National Boards and AHPRA about issues relevant to the National Scheme.

Applications are sought from active and engaged consumers or community advisors who can represent the interests of the community. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note, the following persons are ineligible for appointment:

  • anyone who has served as a member of an AHPRA National Board, panel or committee
  • anyone who has been involved in any official capacity in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, or
  • a currently registered health practitioner.

Appointments may be for up to three years, with eligibility for re-appointment. Successful candidates will be appointed by the Community Reference Group Steering Committee, who governs the operation of the Community Reference Group. Applications will be assessed by a selection advisory panel.

Candidate information pack

For enquiries, email

Applications close Friday 6 October 2017.


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