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Accreditation Support Officer

Job no: V13858
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: 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. 

This is a full time, fixed term (until Dec 2024) based in our Melbourne office. 

About the Role 

The Program Accreditation Team also supports the Accreditation Committees to monitor approved education programs and respond to issues in a timely and appropriate way to manage risk to public safety. The purpose of this role is to provide a high standard of administrative support services to the Program Accreditation team. This position coordinates activities that contributes to identifying opportunities for improvement, problem solving and work across teams to implement initiatives and solutions.  

In this role you will: 

  • Coordinate the preparations for meetings, teleconferences and video conferences, including room bookings and set up prior to meeting, catering, provision of materials or information for the meeting, attending meetings and tidying up after the event 
  • Prepare and process agendas and meeting papers for committee meetings and distribute electronically, in accordance with agreed service delivery standards and time frames and in the correct format 
  • Effectively manage all relevant committee communications to internal and external stakeholders. Consult and liaise with program directors, managers, staff and board and committee members in relation to agenda items and papers. 
  • Organise travel arrangement, including bookings and preparation of detailed itineraries 

About You 

We are seeking someone with strong experience in providing high level, professional and confidential secretariat support with great interpersonal skills and a passion for turning what we hear into action. You facilitate engagement and partnership with internal and external stakeholders in line with Ahpra’s national goals.   You have demonstrated ability to work autonomously, exercise sound judgement and resolve issues independently in a complex environment and effectively prioritise. You will have demonstrated leadership qualities; one who motivates others, enthusiasm and drive. 

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following: 

  • Over 3 years’ experience in Executive or Secretariat support 
  • Highly proficient with a range of Information Systems – Microsoft Offices Suite, Adobe Pro, Content Manager/TRIM Sharepoint/Diligent Boards and various video/web conferencing 
  • Outstanding coordinating, organising and communication skills – both written and verbal with the ability to consult and liaise with program directors, managers, national staff, and boards with confidence. 
  • High attention to detail and accuracy 
  • A willingness to work in a close team that adheres to the values of Ahpra 

Position Description :  Download File Accreditation Support Officer (RD Final).pdf

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 workspaces.
  • Attractive salary of $87,173 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 Ian Walker, Phoebe Rosandich via  teams or email at   

Applications Close: 11.55pm on Tuesday 16 July 2024

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

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. 

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

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