Current opportunities

Policy and Project Officer, Physiotherapy

Job no: V13818
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.

We are seeking applications for a Policy and Project officer to join our Physiotherapy team.  The role will support the Physiotherapy Board of Australia in their policy and standards development and management of key projects. Working as part of the Strategy and Policy team, the Policy and Project Officer will contribute by researching professional matters and undertaking appropriate stakeholder consultation in order to prepare registration standards and professional codes, standards, guidelines and policy which meet the Physiotherapy Board’s requirements.

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

This is a full time, fixed term position (12 months) with a preference to be located in our Melbourne office.

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 naturally.

While your Project Management skills are strong, it is your ability to conceptualise an array of information and provide the Physiotherapy Board 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 Office, Physiotherapy

 In this role you will:

  • Provide advice to the National Board for the development of policy, standards, codes and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and provision of consistent and high-quality advice on governance matters to the National Board, its committees and advisory groups.
  • Preparation of agenda and policy papers, briefings and correspondence for the National Board and Executive Officer.
  • Work with the Executive Officer of the Physiotherapy Board to manage key projects for the National Board.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all National Board members through the provision of accurate advice on regulatory, governance and procedural aspects and actively seek and respond to feedback about the provision of regulatory, governance and policy services.
  • Work with the Executive Officer, Physiotherapy in the development of strategy and planning in the context of the NRAS Strategy and Health Profession Agreement. 
  • Identify and recommend improvements to processes, systems and procedures in governance and policy services.

 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
  • Central office locations and with modern, open plan work spaces
  • Attractive salary of $110,945 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 Wednesday 19 June 2024
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please email


Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Already applied?

Update your details, view your application and progress

Log in

Filter jobs

Work type



Strategy and Policy

Get regular job alerts

Stay up to date about job opportunities with us