Principal Accreditation Officer

The role 

Reporting to the Manager, Prevocational Medical Accreditation Queensland (PMAQ), you will undertake critical review, analysis, reporting, project and support activities to ensure the cohesive development, delivery and evaluation of prevocational medical accreditation to Queensland facilities.

You will:

  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge of Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Australian Medical Council (AMC) requirements regarding accreditation of prevocational medical education and training programs
  • Contribute to successful delivery of the training interns and residents accreditation schedule
  • Complete high-quality analysis, monitoring and reporting to track and deliver accreditation projects, activities, information and outcomes
  • Collaborate and engage with a wide range of statewide stakeholders to support successful delivery of prevocational medical accreditation
  • Provide secretariat support and coordination to the Accreditation Assessment teams

The successful person

You will demonstrate:

  • Sound knowledge of (or ability to rapidly acquire) prevocational medical accreditation, Medical Board of Australia Registration requirements and the functions and policies of Queensland Health
  • An analytical background with proven experience researching and developing high quality, complex plans, policies and reports to inform strategy and senior decision making
  • Strong project planning, management and delivery capability
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills, with a high level of initiative and focus on problem solving and meeting deadlines
  • A proven track record in building and maintaining effective professional and consultative relationships and the ability to effectively negotiate and consult with a range of stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel intra- and interstate as required for the role

About us

The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland.  We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace.  Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.

The Prevention Division leads and sets the direction for improving the health of all Queenslanders through the prevention of disease, protection of health, and promotion of wellbeing. The Chief Medical Officer and Healthcare Regulation Branch provides strategic advice on matters related to medical workforce; prevocational medical accreditation; credentialing; private facilities; pharmacy; Schools of Anatomy; drugs and drug approvals; and blood, human and tissues and related products.


  • A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment where every employee plays a critical role in our ongoing success
  • Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse work culture
  • Career training and development

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.