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The Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) - ATMS Complaints Committee

When the ATMS receives complaints about ATMS Members from clients and private health insurance funds, the complaints are assessed by the ATMS Complaints Committee against the ATMS Code of Conduct.   Where the complaint is upheld, the ATMS Complaints Committee, then makes recommendations to the ATMS Board to impose sanctions on the recipient of the complaint.

To assist in the complaints handling process, the ATMS is looking for a consumer representative to join the ATMS Complaints Committee as a non-Director member. The appointment is for a twelve-months term.  The workload will consist of approximately four meetings a year, most of which will be conducted be via teleconference. On the rare occasion meetings are held face to face the meetings will take place in Sydney.  The next meeting is expected to take place within the next couple of months, the date has not yet been set as is determined by the number of complaints received.  Please note sitting fees at remuneration tribunal rates and travel costs will be covered by the ATMS for this work.

Applications to join the ATMS Complaints Committee are currently open until close of business on Friday 26 July 2019. To apply, please submit the following via email to the Chair of the ATMS Complaints Committee, Robert Medhurst, at medhurstr@yahoo.com:

• a letter of endorsement verifying experience and links to a health consumer group

• A CV in pdf format

Expressions of interest close COB on Friday 26 July 2019

Optometry Australia - Entry-level Competency Standards for Optometry 2020 - Steering Committee

Optometry Australia is undertaking a full review of the entry-level competencies for optometrists. The review will examine both the structure of the competencies as well as the content to ensure they are fit for purpose. Two of the primary uses of competency standards is in the accreditation of courses, and in the assessment of applicants that have been trained in countries other than Australia and New Zealand.  The steering committee will provide guidance on the process for the review of the entry-level competency standards. 

Optometry Australia is seeking a consumer representative to join the Steering Committee to provide guidance on the development and structure of the competencies and the processes for stakeholder engagement.

The appointment is for a twelve month term.  The work will consist of up to two half-day face to face meetings in Melbourne plus four teleconferences (60-90mins).  The next meeting is anticipated to take place on 1 August 2019.  Please note that Optometry Australia will cover travel costs and pay sitting fees for this work.

Applications to join the Entry-level Competency Standards for Optometry 2020 - Steering Committee are currently open until close of business on Friday 26 July 2019. To apply, please email the following to Policy Advisor at Optometry Australia, Mr Ben Hamlyn at b.hamlyn@optometry.org.au

• a letter of endorsement verifying experience and links to a health consumer group

• A CV in pdf format

Please contact Ben Hamlyn at Optometry Australia on 03 9668 8540 should you have any queries.

Expressions of interest close COB on Friday 26 July 2019

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) - Dietetic Credentialing Council (DCC)

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is the peak body for dietetic and nutrition professionals, representing more than 7,000 members around Australia and overseas. The Dietetic Credentialing Council (DCC) is an independent Council responsible for the regulatory framework for the dietetic profession in Australia. In fulfilling its function, it provides recommendations to the DAA Board and has been delegated responsibility for making decisions regarding the APD program. DCC acts to ensure dietetic credentialing and regulation processes are efficient, effective, equitable, accountable and transparent and to ensure public safety, quality and professional standards.

The DAA is seeking a consumer representative to join the DCC to assist in overseeing all aspects related to the maintenance and development of regulatory standards, codes and guidelines and their implementation.  More information is available in the Terms of Reference.

The appointment is for a two-year term. The work will consist of two face to face meetings in Sydney plus monthly teleconferences.  The next meeting is anticipated to take place on 10 September 2019.  Please note that the DAA will cover travel costs and pay sitting fees for this work.

Applications to join the Dietetic Credentialing Council are currently open until close of business on Wednesday 31 July 2019. To apply, please email the following to Credentialing Manager at the DAA, Ms Julia Schindlmayr at credentialing@daa.asn.au.

• a letter of endorsement verifying experience and links to a health consumer group

• A CV in pdf format

Please contact Julia Schindlmayr at the Dietitians Association of Australia on 02 6189 1210 should you have any queries.

Expressions of interest close COB on Wednesday 31 July 2019

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