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Australian Hand Therapy Association


Annual Budget: $250,001-$750,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 - 3
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Community Segment: Health

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: All States and Territories
Local Government Area:

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Expressions of Interest – Membership to the inaugural Credentialing Council of the AHTA


The Australian Hand Therapy Association Management Committee are seeking expressions of interest for membership to the inaugural Credentialing Council of the Australian Hand Therapy Association Accredited Hand Therapist. The Council will comprise of seven members, of which two will be independent from the association. Independent members may be a community member with a professional background such as law, medicine, health care management, governance and innovation, a sitting fee will be paid for independent members of the council. This role will require attendance for six meetings per year, conducted over teleconference. Meetings will be approximately two hours in duration and proceedings will primarily be to review applications from AHTA members applying to become an Australian Hand Therapy Association Accredited Hand Therapist and review applications for recertification. Additionally, the Credentialing Council members will assist in other associated council duties.

Duties include:

  1. To provide strategic advice to the AHTA MC on the development of standards, codes and guidance guidelines for the AHT program
  2. To provide high level advice to the AHTA MC about the development of the credentials within the AHT program, ie. Associate member, AHT, and eventually Advanced AHT and Fellow AHT
  3. To ensure that the AHT program meets the needs of the AHTA, AHPRA, members and other key stakeholders including consumers, with respect to safety and quality
  4. To liaise closely with the AHPRA regarding issues underpinning competency standards, credentialing, regulation, education, accreditation and recognition activities
  5. To ensure that the policies and process of the credentialing and auditing of AHT’s are consistent with the health professions under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  6. To coordinate a program of total quality management and evaluation for credentialing and self-regulation
  7. There should also be a regular review of the assessment portion of the AHTA courses to ensure the integrity of the marking by assessment of the best middle and worst assessment papers

The length of term for members of the council are three years up until a maximum of three consecutive terms. Meetings will be approximately two hours in duration. A sitting fee will be paid for independent members of the council.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • A good understanding of health issues, including a lived or consumer experience.
  • An ability to actively contribute and challenge in a group environment
  • A strategic thinker
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Be a visionary
  • An ability to assess complex issues and recommend appropriate strategies.

For more details about the role please email accreditedhandtherapist@gmail.com

Please consider being a part of this exciting new chapter of our Association as we continue to advance hand therapy in Australia.

Applications can be forwarded to the AHTA Executive Support Manager – Strategy, by email: executiveadmin@ahta.com.au by October 13th, 2017.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business, Community Specialist, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Government Relations, Law & Legal Services, Research & Development
Targeting: Not supplied

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