Expressions of interest to be Board's nominee to the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia

06 Oct 2017

Applicants are invited to provide an expression of interest in being one of the Chiropractic Board of Australia’s (the Board) two nominees to the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).

Title of engagement  Chiropractic Board of Australia’s nominee to the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia  
Commencement date and term 1 November 2017 for a period of up to three years  
Contact  Paul Fisher, Executive Officer, Chiropractic Board of Australia 

Objective and Context

The Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) is a nationally recognised body assigned accreditation functions by the Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) under s43 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

CCEA is responsible for ensuring the competency of chiropractic graduates and high standards in chiropractic education by:

  • inspecting, accrediting and monitoring entry-level chiropractic programs in Australia
  • undertaking the skills assessment of overseas trained chiropractors wishing to register and practise in Australia, and
  • developing and maintaining accreditation and competency standards for the education of chiropractors in Australia.

CCEA reports to the Board as required by the agreement for accreditation functions that exists between CCEA and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency on behalf of the Board.

Under rule 36 of CCEA’s constitution, the Board has a role in nominating two persons to act as directors of CCEA independent of the Board.

Scope

These nominees have no responsibility to, or authority from the Board; nor do they report to the Board.
These independent appointments are made by the Board with the understanding that the nominees will bring a set of skills and abilities that will support and enhance the work of CCEA. Nominees will be appointed for a period of up to three years by the Board.

These roles are open to applicants with or without chiropractic qualifications.

If you are interested in applying for this role please submit a covering letter addressing the selection criteria (below), a brief curriculum vitae and a completed CCEA declaration of interests form to the Board’s Executive Officer Paul Fisher by close of business 23 October 2017. The Executive Officer can be contacted with any questions or queries directly on 03 8708 9047 or by email to paul.fisher@ahpra.gov.au.

Evaluation criteria

Your application will be considered against the following criteria:

  • Relevant experience involving the chiropractic profession.
  • Professional good standing.
  • Experience in the education of chiropractors and / or the accreditation of chiropractic programs.
  • Acceptable declaration of interests.
  • Experience in the regulation of the chiropractic profession.
  • Post-graduate education or experience.
  • An understanding of the regulatory role of accreditation bodies under the National Law.

 
 
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