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The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak national body representing the interests of more than 32,000 members, including 6,000 physiotherapy students and 2,000 overseas-qualified physiotherapists undertaking skills assessments to practice in Australia. The APA provides a broad range of member services that are continuously improving based on member feedback and the changing needs of the profession. Services include advocacy, education, events, research, communications, publications, insurance, exclusive member discounts, and resources to support physiotherapists across various sectors and career stages.
As an equal opportunity employer and offices across Australia, the APA is committed to excellence in our workforce, and is proud to have a great working culture and is underpinned by our values:
Accountability | Excellence | Collaboration | Courage | Respect
The APA provides a variety of employee benefits:
- 3 extra days of leave at the end of the year
- a mental health day
- hybrid working environment
- savings on a range of corporate partner products
- access professional development opportunities
- service awards at 5, 10, and 15 years of service
- ... and lots more.
Recognition of excellence
Human Resources Director (HRD) 5-Star Employer of Choice award
Representing the integral areas of human resources, the HRD evaluated an array of results from surveys, average employee tenure and turnover rate, settling on 50 companies to award the Employer of Choice accolade to. The APA was selected by HRD on each of their achievements and initiatives across a range of areas, including leadership, learning and development, wellbeing, flexibility, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and recruitment.
A full explanation and list of all winners can be found on HRD's website.
2022 Association of the Year Award
The Association Awards recognise excellence and accomplishment by associations and outstanding individuals.
The award is a testament to the quality and scope of services the APA provides its members, and reflects the daily work activities to ensure the APA are serving members to the highest standard. The recognition brings great pride to staff, board, members and external partners.
Due to expansion and internal promotions we have a number of vacancies.
How to apply
Download the position description for more information. If you’re interested in the role, email your resume and cover letter, addressing how you meet the selection criteria, to APA Recruitment.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Reporting to the Board, and supported by an executive team, the CEO will support the design and implementation the strategic plan to advance the organisation’s vision, belief and purpose, building on its excellent reputation and position at the forefront of the profession.
Conference and Events Support – Part time
To be a pivotal team member of a conference team that will plan, organise and oversee the administration of the APA’s suite of conferences (including on-site management).
This role manages the website as a key communication tool to support APA members, inform key stakeholders, drive new member acquisition, and grow consumer awareness and access to physiotherapy.
This role is responsible for providing administrative support to the Publications team and assisting in the production and publication of APA magazines in print and online.