Public and Professional Panels of Assessors


Public and Professional Panels of Assessors



Public and Professional Panels of Assessors

Remuneration:  Assessors are paid remuneration and allowances decided by the Governor in Council. Assessors are reimbursed per daily meeting, the current rate is $550 per 4-hour session, in addition to all necessary and reasonable expenses incurred whilst travelling on approved business and to attend meetings in connection with the panel.

Duties:  Assessors assist the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) during disciplinary matters relating to registered health practitioners. Assessors provide advice about questions of fact arising during the hearing of a disciplinary matter.


Public Panel of Assessors

  • Applications are sought from members of the public for appointment to the Public Panel of Assessors.
  • Members of the public are also invited to nominate individuals who are qualified and eligible to become a member of the Public Panel of Assessors. Nominees will be invited to apply.

Professional Panels of Assessors

  • Applications are sought from suitably qualified health professionals interested in being appointed as an assessor to the following panels of assessors:
  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners
  2. Chinese Medicine Practitioners
  3. Chiropractors
  4. Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists
  5. Dental Prosthetists
  6. Dentists
  7. Medical Practitioners
  8. Medical Radiation Practitioners
  9. Midwifery
  10. Nursing
  11. Occupational Therapists
  12. Optometrists
  13. Osteopaths
  14. Paramedics
  15. Pharmacists
  16. Physiotherapists
  17. Podiatrists
  18. Psychologists

Eligibility criteria:

Under the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, a person is qualified and eligible for appointment:

To the public panel only if:

  • they are not a member of a National Health Practitioner Board (National Board); and
  • they are not, nor have been, a health practitioner or registered as a health practitioner.

For appointment to the professional panels, it is preferable that an individual has at least eight (8) years of recent clinical experience.

Detailed information about the selection criteria is available in the Applicant Information Pack.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and people from regional areas are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion, please contact Eden Ritchie Recruitment on 1300 339 127.

Closing date: 5.00pm (AEST) Friday, 24 March 2023

Job Ad Reference: N/A

To apply:

All nominations and applications are to be submitted through  
Please review the Applicant Information Pack, available at prior to nominating a person or submitting an application.