The APS is represented on a number of key bodies that influence policy development and implementation in Australia across a variety of areas. On behalf of its members and the profession, representatives of the APS sat on a range of government and non-government organisation advisory groups and committees during the 2010-2011 financial year.

Australian Government

  • Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) – Expert Advisory Committee
  • Allied Health Consultative Committee, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Professions Reference Group, Accreditation Working Party
  • Better Access Evaluation Project Steering Committee
  • Better Start for Children with Disability – Expert Reference Group
  • Child Mental Health Stakeholders Forum
  • headspace – Board
  • Health Workforce Australia (HWA) – Standing Advisory Committee for Health Professions
  • Implementation of CPD Requirements for Providers of FPS Services under Better Access – Working Group
  • KidsMatter Early Childhood Implementation Advisory Group
  • KidsMatter Primary Implementation Advisory Group
  • Medicare Stakeholders Consultative Group
  • Mental Health Expert Working Group
  • National Advisory Council on Mental Health
  • National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) – Clinical Leads and Engagement Forum, Stakeholder Reference Forum, Allied Health and Primary Care Forum
  • National Mental Health Workforce Advisory Committee
  • Review of Impairment Tables for Disability Support Pension – Advisory Committee.

Other entities

  • Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) – Board and Management Group
  • Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM); ASBHM International Conference of Behavioural Medicine 2014 Sub-Committee
  • Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) National Medicare Locals Transition - Project Advisory Committee
  • Australian Research Alliance for Child and Youth (ARACY) – Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) Taskforce
  • beyondblue Clinical Practice Guidelines for Depression and Related Disorders – Guidelines Expert Advisory Committee
  • beyondblue National Perinatal Depression Initiative - Workforce Training Committee, Workforce Training sub-Committee for Development and Online Review of Educational Materials
  • Children’s Mental Health Coalition
  • e-Health Collaboration with Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), Victorian Human Services Directory (HSD) – Working Group
  • Financial Services Council (FSC) – Mental Health Stakeholder Group, Simplification Working Group
  • Flinders University - Palliative Care Knowledge Network Expert Reference Group
  • Forum of Australian Health Professions Councils
  • General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration
  • International Advisory Board of BCT Taxonomy Project (UK Medical Research Council)