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Call for applications – appointment to a committee of the Optometry Board of Australia

13 Jun 2023

Join a Board committee and help shape the regulation of optometrists in Australia!

Applications are sought to fill roles on the Optometry Board of Australia’s (the Board) Policy and Education Committee (PEC) and Registration and Notification Committee (RNC).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Diverse backgrounds include culturally diverse people, people with a disability, carers, people living in rural or regional areas of Australia and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning (LGBTIQA+) people.

Vacancies on the PEC:

  • one suitably qualified and experienced community member, and
  • one suitably qualified and experienced person who is a registered optometrist or health practitioner who works in eye healthcare.

Vacancies on the RNC:

  • two suitably qualified and experienced community members.

Appointment to the vacancies will assist the Board in achieving a balance of practitioner and community members on these committees, and preference will be given to applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and people from a diverse background.

The National Boards and Ahpra have an important role in ensuring the development of a culturally safe and respectful health workforce that is responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples health and contributes to the elimination of racism in the provision of health services.

To achieve this, we have committed to increasing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander leadership and voices on Boards and committees.

For more information and to submit an application, please visit the website.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and would like to discuss the opportunities, please email [email protected].

For all other general enquiries, please email [email protected]

Applications close on Sunday 13 August 2023 at 11:55pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time.

 
 
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