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Cadetship at the Austin

There is an exciting new opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enrolled Nursing Students at Austin Health.  It is a cadetship program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolled nursing students. They will gain pre-graduation paid practical work experience.   The cadetship program would involve working a total of 40 shifts from June/July – December this year.  The cadets will work under the delegation and supervision of a registered nurse.  This is an excellent opportunity for the students to have paid experience, learn skills for work readiness and to learn about working within a health service.  Applications close on the 16th of June, visit here for more information, and here to apply.


 Careers in health - information on every health role:

“We want Aboriginal and Torres Islander kids to know they can get a job in health"

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Mr Snowdon noting that research demonstrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to seek primary health care when it’s being provided by their own people, has said:
“We need more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs, paramedics, medical receptionists, nurses, sports physiotherapists, dental assistants, and dietitians to better respond to the particular needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We want Aboriginal and Torres Islander kids to know they can get a job in health. Not everyone can, or wants to, be a doctor - we need people working at every level – and in all areas across the nation.”

More information about all of the many health careers and their training requirements can be found at http://healthheroes.health.gov.au/


LIME Network - Indigenous Pathways into Medicine

The LIME Network has made an online resource available to help future students determine which university would be the best fit for them as they study to become a doctor.  It shows that there are many paths to gain entry into a medical degree.  

The online resource can be found at http://limenetwork.net.au/pathways