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

08 Jan 2021

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?

We are soon opening the applications for 35 community member positions (open to everyone) and 65 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 - Wed, 20 Jan

National Board appointments: Hear from our National Board members - Wed, 3 Feb

Click the links 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 800,000 registered health practitioners who are regulated through our National Scheme by 15 National Boards. As a Board member, you may work with up to 12 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/notifications about a practitioner’s health, performance or conduct, or
  • manage other functions as needed by a National Board.

Some National Boards meet monthly, others 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 16 January 2021 on the Ahpra and National Board websites.
  • 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.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2020 – 2025

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