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Interested in becoming a National Board member? Register for our upcoming webinar to find out what is involved.

22 Dec 2023

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?

We are soon opening the applications for 31 community member positions (open to everyone) and 63 practitioner member positions (for people who are registered in the relevant profession).

Join us for a live Q&A webinar with current National Board members to learn more about what is involved and what life is like as a board member.

Register for the webinar

National Board appointments: Hear from our National Board members -Tues, 23 January 2024

Click the link above to register. Webinar recordings will be published on our website.

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.

What Board members do

Australia has more than 875,000 registered health practitioners who are regulated through our National Scheme by 15 National Boards. As a Board member, you will work with other members and a Board Chair to:

  • set national standards of practice for the profession
  • develop guidance for practitioners on their scope of practice
  • make decisions about registering a practitioner or managing complaints about a practitioner’s health, performance or conduct, or
  • manage other functions as needed by a National Board.

Most National Boards meet monthly, some meet less frequently. Board members are paid for attending meetings.

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

For more information

A candidate information pack which includes more information about the roles, eligibility requirements and the application and selection process will be available from 13 January 2024.

Visit the Statutory Appointments page on the Ahpra website or email [email protected].

Ahpra acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.

Page reviewed 22/12/2023