​Allied Health Rural HECS-HELP Incentive Package

The NSW Ministry of Health is currently piloting a four-year comprehensive incentive package focused on the recruitment and retention of Allied Health professionals to areas of critical need in rural and remote. 

This package is for early career Allied Health professionals with a HECS-HELP loan debt and is attached to eligible positions* in NSW Health. Positions eligible for the Incentive Package will be advertised on the LHD jobs page and eligible roles will clearly state this in the advertisement.

*eligible positions: Only certain rural and remote NSW Health sites will be eligible for Incentive Package positions. If a position is eligible this will be clearly stated in the advertisement.

A Speech Pathologist role in Moree is currently being advertised with the Allied Health HECS-HELP Incentive Package attached. Apply for this role on the NSW Health Jobs website.

What does the Incentive Package include?

  • An incremental annual contribution to an your HECS-HELP loan – paid at the completion of each years’ service (totalling $20,000)
    • Year one - $3000
    • Year two - $4000
    • Year three - $6000
    • Year four - $7000

• A rural immersion and familiarisation visit prior to finalising recruitment to ensure your suitability to the proposed rural location.
• An additional five days of annual leave per year.
• An additional six days of continued professional development (CPD) leave per year.
• Cultural responsiveness training.
• Three hours a week of protected CPD, mentoring and clinical supervision.

Find out more information from the Allied Health Rural HECS-HELP Incentive Package - Factsheet for applicants. 


A physiotherapy session at Broken Hill Hospital. Photo: Far West LHD.

Current as at: Wednesday 5 May 2021