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Policy and Project Officer - Streamlined Pathways (non-medical)

Job no: V13790
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Strategy & Policy


The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Australia’s 800,000+ registered health practitioners.

Reporting to the Program Manager – Streamlined pathways (multi-profession), the Policy and Project Officer – Streamlined pathways (multi-profession) supports Ahpra in its regulatory work through progressing the implementation and delivery of policy and relevant projects relating to Kruk Review recommendations.

 A key focus of the role is to support the review of registration pathways for non-medical Internationally Qualified Health Practitioners. This includes the development of new and revised streamlined pathways, registration standards, guidelines and relevant explanatory material. The role will ensure policy advice and guidance is consistent with current legislation, established approaches and agreed principles.

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

This is a full time, fixed term (12 months, with possible extension) role, and whilst a preferred location is Melbourne, applications outside this jurisdiction are welcomed.  

About you

You will be looking forward to joining a collaborative team that is supportive, driven and solutions focused. You enjoy working autonomously – but understand that the team support is vital which ensures that not only are you supported, but you support your colleagues as needed.

While your project management skills are strong, it is your ability to conceptualise an array of information with concise and professional briefings and reports, that will be key to your success. When building strong working relationships with your stakeholders (internal and external) you consider multiple perspectives to determine the needs of the group – and then put these in to action.

Feedback is provided by our stakeholders – the ability to be agile and eager to take any information on board, facilitate conversations and be curious, opening minded and creative will see you build trust and credibility with them. You embody our values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Achievement and see these values underpin your behaviours and interactions.

You can read more in the attached role description: Download File Policy and Project Officer - Streamlined Pathways (CL6).pdf

 In this role you will:

  • Participate in a review of streamlined pathways that includes development or review of registration standards, guidelines and other explanatory materials. 
  • Participate in, and / or develop and implement project plans to ensure that streamlined pathways, registration standards, guidelines and other explanatory materials are developed within relevant time frames and funding.  
  • Develop high quality policy advice
  • Undertake research and policy development work to support implementation of accreditation policy initiatives in accordance with agreed workplans
  • Provide timely advice to the Project Team and Steering Committee on issues and risks affecting implementation of agreed workplans


What we offer:

  • Interesting and challenging work with a strong public safety purpose
  • A supportive and flexible working culture that supports you in achieving a balance between work and personal commitments
  • Discounts on Medibank Private Health Insurance and selected gym memberships
  • Central office locations and with modern, open plan work spaces
  • Attractive salary of $113,718 per annum plus Superannuation and leave loading 


To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application.
  • Please submit your application from a confidential email address where you are prepared to receive all emails regarding the position.
  • Your application must include a current resume and cover letter of no more than 2 pages addressing the Qualifications/Experience section of the role description
  • Applications must be submitted by 11.30pm on Tuesday 16 July 2024
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please email

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