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Policy and Project Officer, Accreditation

Job no: V12106
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne
Categories: Accreditation

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

Ahpra is committed to providing a culturally safe work environment that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve.

We are recruiting for 2 opportunities fixed term, effective from the new year; Full time until Jan 2023 and Part time (0.8FTE) until Mar 2022 in Canberra, Melbourne or Hobart offices.

About the Role

The Accreditation Policy and Project Officer contributes to policy development and the implementation of strategic accreditation policy initiatives and accreditation arrangements. In this role you will:

  • Contribute to the development of project, consultation, communication and implementation documentation for multi-profession accreditation policy projects.
  • Undertake research to support the development and implementation of accreditation policy initiatives in accordance with agreed work plans
  • Contribute to the development, review and continuous improvement of procedures and practices related to accreditation policy and projects
  • Proactively consult with relevant stakeholders to obtain relevant contemporary information to inform research and policy development work, using consultation tools to facilitate productive, efficient and effective stakeholder consultation
  • Develop papers and reports for meetings as required and provide support, as required, to ensure meeting outcomes are recorded and implemented in a timely manner
  • Identify and resolve problems related to implementation of agreed work plans and projects, and escalate matters where risk or complexity exceeds agreed thresholds 

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in a relevant field such as health policy or research, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Considerable experience in the development of policy advice, ideally relating to health practitioner regulation, education or accreditation.
  • Advanced written communication skills including experience drafting policy, writing reports and recommendations, and preparing agenda papers
  • Advanced research, analytical and conceptual skills as they relate to policy development, including the ability to effectively use relevant technology to find information
  • Advanced verbal communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Advanced relationship building capabilities across a broad range of stakeholders
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills as they relate to interpretation of information including ability to exercise judgment and resolve issues independently within agreed thresholds and escalate issues as required
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and responsive, coping well under pressure, responding and adjusting easily to changing work demands and circumstances
  • Advanced organisational skills including excellent time management skills plus the ability to prioritise workload in response to time critical targets

Download File Policy and Project Officer Accreditation (RD Final) - Oct 21.pdf

To succeed in this role you will be self driven and adaptable.  The role will be a combination of office-based work and work from home (hybrid). We will provide you with all necessary IT equipment and you will just need to have internet connection and a safe dedicated space when you are working from home.

What we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working culture
  • Discounts on Medibank Private Health Insurance
  • Great flexible working arrangements, hybrid arrangements
  • Career progression, learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive salary of $104,576 per annum + Superannuation

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application. Email applications will not be accepted.
  • Your application must include a cover letter, current resume and maximum 2 page document addressing the selection criteria above (see ‘As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following’, address each point).
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Kerryn or Recruitment team via email at  

Applications Close: 11.55pm on Sunday 28 November 2021

Please note applications will be screened and shortlisted during the advertising period.  Should we receive suitable candidates during this time, the advertising period will cease.

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

Ahpra is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, Ahpra is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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

With respect, no agencies please.

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