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Program Manager - Streamlined Pathways

Job no: 498211
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Melbourne, Hobart
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. 


This is a full time, fixed term (12 months, with possible extension) role. While the preferred location is Melbourne, applications from other jurisdictions are welcomed.  


The primary focus of this role will be to lead and coordinate the implementation program for implementing recommendations from the Kruk Review that relate to streamlined pathways for the registration of international qualified non-medical health professionals.  In doing this the Program Manager will lead a small team to deliver the program.


In performing their role, the Program Manager will support multiple National Boards and their Committees in their regulatory role, policy and standards development by researching and developing qualifications assessment processes, registration standards, professional codes, standards, guidelines and policies which meet the National Boards’ requirements, and undertaking appropriate internal and external stakeholder consultation as required. 


In this role you will: 

  • Provide senior leadership to the team that is supporting the review of the streamlined pathways.
  • Finalise a project plan for the streamlined pathways that includes development or review of qualifications assessment processes, registration pathways, registration standards, guidelines and other explanatory materials.  
  • Implement the project plan to ensure that qualifications assessment processes,  registration pathways, registration standards, guidelines and other explanatory materials are developed within relevant time frames and funding.  
  • Develop implementation plans and materials for new or revised qualifications assessment processes, registration pathways, policies, standards or guidelines. 
  • Develop communication materials for stakeholders, including for applicants, practitioners and relevant organisations. 


As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of expertise.  
  • 5 years plus experience working in a comparable role in a regulatory environment or similar.
  • Considerable experience in the development of health profession policy advice, ideally relating to health practitioner regulation. 
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience in, qualifications assessment processes and/or registration processes.   
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills. 
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Advanced stakeholder management and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound understanding of project management methodology

Position description: Download File Program Manager - Streamlined pathways (CL8) - Apr 24.pdf

What we offer: 

  • Hybrid working environment, 2 office days/3 at home 
  • 17.5% leave loading 
  • You will receive a company laptop and working from home kit. 
  • Professional development opportunities, including LinkedIn licenses 
  • Inclusive and supportive colleagues, enjoy coming to work and collaborating with your team 
  • Salary packaging arrangements including novated leasing and education expenses  
  • Discounted health insurance with Private Health 
  • Attractive salary of $145,868 per annum plus Superannuation 

If you would like to be part of this work and contribute to access to safer healthcare, we would love to hear from you. 

To apply: 

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application. 
  • Your application must include a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the requirements in the position description 
  • 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 email 
  • Closing Date: 11.30pm Wednesday 29th May 2024

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

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. 

Ahpra requires all employees to comply with Ahpra policies, including Flexible working policy

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 and present. 

With respect, no agencies please 

Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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