Call for applications for appointment to the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

There is a vacancy arising for a practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory or Northern Territory or Tasmania on the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

All appointments are made by the Health Council (the Ministerial Council) per the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

Ahpra is committed to increasing diversity and social inclusion on National Boards. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

More information about the roles, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found within the online application form via Ahpra’s Board member recruitment page.

Join us for a live Q&A webinar with current National Board Chairs, practitioner and community members to learn more about what is involved.  Register below to attend a session:

If you have questions, please contact the Ahpra statutory appointments team via email:


  • Practitioner members - state or territory eligibility requirements apply. If a state or territory is not included in this round it is because a member from this state is already appointed to serve a current term on the National Board.


Expressions of interest for inclusion in the list of approved clinical assessors for the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA or the Board) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals from across Australia to be included in the Board’s list of approved clinical assessors.

The Board may appoint approved clinical assessors to act as examiners for the CMBA objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for overseas qualified Chinese medicine acupuncturists and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners who apply for registration in Australia.

Applications are sought from individuals who -

  • Hold current general registration without conditions, with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia: ideally as both an acupuncturist and as a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner
  • Have experience as a clinical examiner/ assessor for Chinese medicine students in Australia 
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience of Chinese medicine acupuncture practice and/or Chinese herbal medicine practice within the Australian health care system 
  • Can address the Board’s other selection criteria as listed in the information guide

Applications will be assessed by a selection advisory panel and clinical assessors will be approved by the Board. Clinical assessors will be paid for acting as an examiner and for attending clinical assessor training.

If the Board identifies you are suitable, before being added to the Board’s list of approved clinical assessors you will be required to:

  • confirm you are available to act as an examiner for CMBA OSCEs in Sydney or Melbourne at least once a year, and 
  • complete clinical assessor training conducted by the Board and Ahpra in Sydney or Melbourne 

The first OSCE session is expected to be held in mid-2021, in Sydney or Melbourne.

More information about the role, remuneration and the application process can be found in the information guide below.

Candidate information pack 

For general enquiries, please email

For more information on the application process, please email

Applications for this expression of interest close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday 5 February 2021

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