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Senior Policy and Project Officer - Streamlined pathways (non-medical)

Job no: V13835
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 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, and whilst a preferred location is Melbourne, applications outside this jurisdiction are welcomed.  

Reporting to the Program Manager – Streamlined pathways (multi-profession), the Senior 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 International Qualified Health Practitioners. That 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.

In this role you will: 

  • Participate in work on new or revised 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.  
  • Coordinating testing and consultations with internal and external stakeholders on proposed frameworks, streamlined pathways, and new or revised registration standards
  • Analysing and synthesising consultation findings
  • Preparing agenda papers
  • Develop implementation plans and materials for new or revised streamlined pathways, policies, standards or guidelines. 
  • Convene and provide secretariat support for meetings with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Develop communication materials for stakeholders, including for applicants, practitioners and relevant organisations. 


As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following: 

  • Degree qualification in a relevant area of expertise or professional practice
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience in, assessment and/or registration processes.   
  • Considerable experience in the development of regulatory policy advice, ideally relating to health practitioner education, accreditation and/or regulation
  • Sound understanding of project management methodology. 
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills.
  • A good understanding of how governments regulate in the public interest, stakeholder consultation processes and probity issues.
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills. 

Job description: Download File Senior Policy and Project Officer - Streamlined Pathways (non medical) (CL7).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 $129,526 per annum plus Superannuation 

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


To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application.
  • Your application must include a cover letter, current resume and maximum 2 page document addressing the selection criteria above.
  • 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
  • Applications must be submitted by 11.30pm AEST Tuesday 16 July 2024
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please email


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. 

Offers of employment are 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, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and 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 the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present, and emerging.

With respect, no agencies please.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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