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Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Welcome to the application site for the Panel Assessor roles for Queensland Health’s Office of Health Statutory Agencies.

On behalf of Queensland Health and Davidson Executive & Boards, we would like to thank you for your interest.

This site has been designed to provide access to the Application Information Package and instructions for processing your application should you wish to apply.   


About QCAT

The Office of Health Statutory Agencies (OHSA) is a unit within the Office of the Director General, Department of Health. OHSA assists the Minister progress appointments to health portfolio statutory agencies.

QCAT is an independent tribunal that effectively resolves disputes for a range of civil matters, such as consumer, debt, residential tenancy disputes as well as healthcare matters.

QCAT’s involvement in the healthcare sector relates to 19 panels of assessors which have been established under section 177 of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 to provide expert advice to judicial members hearing disciplinary matters referred to QCAT in relation to a range of health professions.

QCAT deals with serious disciplinary matters which may, if substantiated, result in the cancellation or suspension of a health practitioner’s registration. 

QCAT draws upon assessors from the relevant panel to assist in disciplinary hearings on an as needed basis. Each assessor may be appointed for up to five years.

On 26 August 2020, the terms of appointment of 75 assessors across 12 panels will expire. The panel vacancies must be filled before the expiration date. The panels with members expiring are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practitioners Panel of Assessors
  • Chinese Medicine Practitioners Panel of Assessors
  • Chiropractors Panel of Assessors
  • Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapist Panel of Assessors
  • Dentists Panel of Assessors
  • Medical Practitioners Panel of Assessors
  • Medical Radiation Panel of Assessors
  • Occupational Therapists Panel of Assessors
  • Pharmacists Panel of Assessors
  • Physiotherapists Panel of Assessors
  • Psychologists Panel of Assessors
  • Public Panel of Assessors

In addition, the following panels require 25 new members, vacancies which must also be filled by 26 August 2020:

  • Dental Prosthetists of Assessors
  • Optometrists Panel of Assessors
  • Osteopaths Panel of Assessors
  • Podiatrists Panel of Assessors

Appointments to the panels are made by the Governor in Council, acting on the recommendation of the Minister. Before recommending individuals for membership, the Minister is required to advertise for expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons, as defined in the Health Ombudsman Act 2013.

Queensland Health is seeking to generate a large and diverse pool of suitably qualified applicants for consideration by the Minister.

Current Panels

Current PanelsDownload PDF
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practitioners Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Chinese Medicine Practitioners Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Chiropractors Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapist Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Dentists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Medical Practitioners Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Medical Radiation Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Occupational Therapists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Pharmacists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Physiotherapists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Psychologists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Public Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Dental Prosthetists of AssessorsDownload PDF
Optometrists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Osteopaths Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF
Podiatrists Panel of AssessorsDownload PDF

Application Information Pack

Please ensure you download the Application Information Pack here for application instructions.


In preparation for starting the application process, we request you prepare the following two documents:

a)     A two (2) page only CV.
b)     A Personal Statement of no more than two (2) pages addressing the member criteria outlined on page 6 of the Application Information Pack.

Please note the following:

The prepared Personal Statement will be submitted as part of an online Application Form which you will receive a link to via email later in the process. You will need to copy and paste your text from your Personal Statement into the online Application Form, therefore it is strongly recommended that you complete this prior to lodging your application and adhere STRICTLY to the page limits set above.

Once you have prepared these documents, you will be ready to apply.

Start the Application Process

The application process:

Step One – Register your interest and submit your two page CV

  1. Scroll down this page and locate the ad for the position that you wish to apply for.
  2. Click on the title of the ad.
  3. You will now see an orange ‘Apply Now’ button, click on this, attach your two (2) page CV document and click Submit.
  4. You have now registered your interest in a Panel Assessors role. You MUST complete Step Two below to finalise your application for review.

NOTE: In accordance with Cabinet Handbook requirements, Queensland Health require all submitted CVs to be a maximum of two (2) pages in length.

Step Two – Complete an online Application Form, complete your personal details and provide your personal statement

  1. You will receive an email which will indicate receipt of your CV. Within this email will be link to an online Application Form to be completed. Your application cannot be accepted if this form is not completed in full and submitted.

NOTE: Should you not receive an acknowledgement email, please contact Nicola Palm on 07 3023 1028 or Monica James on 3023 1072.

Complete the online Application Form, remembering to copy and paste your Personal Statement within this form, as described above; your application cannot be finalised unless this has been completed.

NOTE: Some formatting may be removed when you paste the contents on your Personal Statement into the Application Form therefore, we recommend you construct neat and concise paragraphs that may be easily read without complex formatting.

Once submitted, you will receive confirmation that you have completed the first stage of the application process.

  • Your application cannot be accepted if this form is not completed in full when formally submitted.
  • When completing the online Application Form, please ensure you enter the same email address that you have provided on your 2 page CV. Our system uses your email address to match your submitted Application Form with your CV.

Applications close at Midnight, Wednesday 14th March. You will not receive any further updates in regard to your application until after this date.

If you have any difficulty completing or submitting your online application please call Nicola Palm on 07 3023 1028  or Monica James on 07 3023 1072 for assistance.

Once again, on behalf of Queensland Health and Davidson Executive & Boards, we thank you for your interest in making a difference to your community and look forward to receiving your application.

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