Aboriginal artwork of a gathering of allied health professionals in teal and Aboriginal people of NSW.The NSW Aboriginal Allied Health Cadetship program is for Aboriginal people living in NSW who are undertaking full-time study in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate allied health course*.

The program offers cadets an income and employment in a NSW Health (public) clinical facility while studying.

The cadetship aims to:

  • increase the number of Aboriginal people working in allied health professions across the NSW Health sector
  • provide an opportunity for NSW Health’s local health districts and specialty health networks to assist in improving Aboriginal health through education and employment.

Allied Health Careers for Aboriginal People NSW Aboriginal Allied Health Cadetship

*Allied health courses are relevant university courses that enable appropriate registration with the professional association, or regulatory authority, in one of the 23 disciplines outlined under the following awards:

How to apply

Visit NSW Aboriginal Allied Health Cadetship Application App to express your interest.

For any queries email MOH-Cadetship@health.nsw.gov.au.

Allied health professions in NSW Health

The allied health professional workforce in NSW Health is a diverse group of individual university qualified professionals who work in a health-care team to support a person's health care journey and outcomes and enhance their quality of life.

Allied health assistants are part of the broader allied health workforce who provide clinical support to clients under the supervision of allied health professionals. Allied health assistants in NSW Health are encouraged to undertake a relevant tertiary qualification.

It is important to grow the Aboriginal Allied Health workforce as these professionals provide the opportunity to enhance cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and help to enhance overall cultural responsiveness and understanding in the system.

Allied Health – Every Step of the Way is a short film featuring allied health professionals and multidisciplinary teams from NSW Health. It aims to help people understand more about the allied health workforce.

Map My Allied Health Career

Allied health professionals provide a wide range of services. Map My Allied Health Career can help you find out about:

  • the training you need
  • relevant courses
  • where you can study in NSW.

You can also find information on what a typical workday is like if you become an allied health professional.

Aboriginal Allied Health Network

The Aboriginal Allied Health Network brings together Aboriginal allied health professionals, Aboriginal allied health assistants and technicians, Aboriginal allied health cadets, and Aboriginal mental health trainees and clinicians from across NSW Health.

Allied health scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available for Aboriginal people wanting to pursue a career in health . For more information visit HETI - Scholarships and Grants for Health Care Education and Training.

Stepping Up

Stepping Up shares information on career opportunities and advice for new starters to make it easy to start work in NSW Health.

Stepping Up supports:

  • Aboriginal job seekers to grow an understanding of employment in NSW Health services, and
  • NSW Health’s hiring managers to grow their knowledge to increase employment of Aboriginal people into NSW Health.

Current as at: Wednesday 20 December 2023
Contact page owner: Aboriginal Workforce