Salary Range: $91,804 to $102,756 plus 15.4% superannuation


About Us:

The Commission leads and coordinates national improvements in healthcare safety and quality. It works in partnership with patients, carers, clinicians, the Australian, state and territory health systems, the private sector, managers and healthcare organisations to achieve a safe, high-quality and sustainable health system.

The National Standards Program is responsible for the development and maintenance of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, and the development and maintenance of the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme. This includes ongoing support and resource development for health services implementing the NSQHS Standards, applying the NSQHS Standards across health care settings and coordinating accreditation assessment processes and data collection.


About the Role:

The Project Officer will work with the Program Director, Stream Manager and Senior Project Officers of the National Standards program to support the development and implementation of  NSQHS Standards, resources and other program deliverables. This work will involve project management, organising and assisting with public consultation processes, providing secretariat support to program committees, writing reports, briefings and other documents, analysing information and provision of advice on procedure and policy across the program areas.

The Project Officer will also provide support and insights into the health, lived experiences, and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in consideration of Commission health projects.


The successful candidate will have:

  1. Strong conceptual, analytical and research skills, including demonstrated sound judgement and innovative problem solving skills.
  2. Demonstrated project management skills and experience.
  3. Demonstrated strong writing skills, including the ability to write high level documents including briefing papers, reviews, submissions and meeting papers.
  4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively and develop productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  5. An understanding of Australia’s health care system and key safety and quality issues, including issues relevant to the health care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.


How to Apply:

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

In accordance with Commission policy, subject to any valid exemption, it is a condition of engagement that staff have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status and are able to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencing their engagement.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 31 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2022. This vacancy is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

For further information, please refer to the position description and applicant pack available from the Commission’s website at:  

Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks (02) 9126 3684 or email .


The Commission is an inclusive workplace and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination or judgement about their ancestry, age, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background and/or disability status.

Starting date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Closing date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare
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