27 October 2022

Call for nominations - WA Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Health practitioner members and community members

In accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010, the Minister for Health of Western Australia seeks nominations from suitable people residing in Western Australia for the following vacancies arising in 2023 for the WA Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (WA NMBA):

  • one qualified and registered health practitioner member, and
  • two community members.

The WA NMBA is established by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) and functions to support the work of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme to ensure the community has access to a safe health workforce.

Nominations should include a:

  • curriculum vitae (CV) with your contact details, date of birth, current occupation and any qualifications and experience relevant to membership of the board, and the details of two referees - no more than four pages, and
  • covering letter outlining how you meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate the expected board member attributes outlined below - no more than three pages.

Interested persons are invited to submit a nomination to:

Board Assurance
Legal and Legislative Services
Department of Health
By email to: Legal.Services@health.wa.gov.au

Nominations close: 5.00pm Friday 2 December 2022
Interview rounds are anticipated to be held in February 2023.

Further information

Information about board membership and submitting a nomination is found in the WA NMBA Applicant Information guide (PDF 185KB).

An information evening hosted by Ahpra about board membership to the WA NMBA is planned for 17 November 2022. Please register your interest with Ahpra WA via lee.macey@ahpra.gov.au should you wish to attend.

For further details regarding the submission of your nomination or the selection process you are invited to contact the Board Assurance team, at the Department of Health on (08) 9222 4061.

For further information about the board member role, contact the Chair WA NMBA, via lee.macey@ahpra.gov.au.

Eligibility requirements


  • To be eligible for appointment as a practitioner member you must hold current registration as a nurse and/or midwife.
  • A person is eligible to be appointed as a community member only if they are not currently or have never previously been registered as a nurse and/or midwife.


  • Practitioner members should bring sound experience in the health profession for which the board is established and will have an appreciation and understanding of the role of the WA NMBA.
  • Community members should bring sound community perspectives to the regulation of health practitioners.
  • It is anticipated that applicants are currently residing, and practitioner members are practising in Western Australia, including regional areas.
  • The Minister for Health is committed to the diversity of membership of the WA NMBA and encourages nominations from women and Aboriginal people.
Key attributes

Practitioner member applicants are expected to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Displays integrity: is ethical, committed, diligent, prepared, organised, professional, principles-based and respectful; values diversity; and shows courage and independence.
  • Thinks critically: is objective, impartial, uses logical and analytical processes, distils the core of complex issues and weighs up options.
  • Applies expertise: actively applies relevant knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to decision-making.
  • Communicates constructively: is articulate, persuasive, diplomatic, self-aware and reflects on personal impact and effectiveness, listens and responds constructively to contributions from others.
  • Focuses strategically: takes a broad perspective, can see the big picture and considers long term impacts.
  • Collaborates in the interests of the scheme: is a team player, flexible, cooperative and creates partnerships within and between boards and Ahpra.

Community member applicants are asked to address the following additional attribute:

  • Strong community connection: can demonstrate a strong community connection/s and an ability to bring a public/lay perspective and voice to the regulatory work of state and territory boards.