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This weeks feature

The AMA is warning that Australian communities will miss out on the vital health care provided by high-quality family doctors unless there is urgent action to encourage medical students and young doctors to choose general practice as their medical specialty.

1. Top 10 Job/s of the week 


    2.1 Apunipima ACCHO Cape York

    2.2 IUIH ACCHO Deadly Choices Brisbane and throughout Queensland

    2.3 ATSICHS ACCHO Brisbane

    2.4 Wuchopperen Health Service ACCHO CAIRNS

3.NT Jobs Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

   3.1 Congress ACCHO Alice Spring

   3.2 Miwatj Health ACCHO Arnhem Land

   3.3 Wurli ACCHO Katherine

   3.4 Sunrise ACCHO Katherine

4. South Australia

4.1 Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

5. Western Australia

  5.1 Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc

  5.2 Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)


6.1 Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

6.2 Mallee District Aboriginal Services Mildura Swan Hill Etc 

6.3 : Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative 

7.New South Wales

7.1 AHMRC Sydney and Rural 

7.2 Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service 

7.3 Katungul ACCHO 

8. Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre ACCHO 

9.Canberra ACT Winnunga ACCHO

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This week feature


Your Family Doctor and You: Partnering for Health

The AMA is warning that Australian communities will miss out on the vital health care provided by high-quality family doctors unless there is urgent action to encourage medical students and young doctors to choose general practice as their medical specialty.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, a Melbourne GP for more than 30 years, said today that it is a tragedy that GP training places are going unfilled.

“Since 2015, we have seen a 20 per cent fall in the number of applications for GP training, and a six per cent drop in the number of first year GP training posts filled,” Dr Bartone said.

“In 2019, 63 first year GP training places went unfilled even though multiple recruitment rounds were initiated.

“This is despite Australia now graduating around 3700 medical students each year. This is an incredibly ominous sign for the future of the general practice workforce.

“It is vital that general practice is seen as a desirable career choice.

“The AMA is working hard to ensure that those doctors who want to specialise in general practice are not discouraged from doing so.

“We need to offer medical graduates who want to pursue a career in general practice positive training experiences that highlight the diversity of work and whole-of-patient care it offers, so that they have a proper understanding and appreciation of general practice, how it functions, and the role it plays in the health system.

“We also need to make sure our GPs and GP registrars work and train in supportive and rewarding environments.”

Dr Bartone said that GP registrars have reported to the AMA a lack of parity with their remuneration and working conditions compared to other specialist trainee colleagues as they move out of the hospital environment.

“This disparity can influence their decision-making when deciding on what speciality to further train in,” Dr Bartone said.

“This is a decision made even more difficult because they are also managing their significant post-graduate environment, which includes juggling their education fees and their own evolving life cycle pressures, and often graduating much later in life than other professions.

“We must work to ensure that general practice is a desirable career option. All communities, especially many in rural, regional and remote Australia, need local family doctors to meet current and future health care needs.

“The AMA is talking to its GP and GP registrar members, as well as the Federal Government, about how we can address the lack of parity in remuneration and lack of portability of leave and other entitlements that GP registrars experience when they shift from a hospital to general practice.

“We know that lack of flexibility in employment arrangements and lack of maternity or paternity leave can add barriers to choosing general practice. This must be fixed.

“We must also provide greater support for GP supervisors and practices.

“Supervising practices commit significant resources to training the next generation of GPs and are the key to turning things around.

“They contribute significantly to training, but many suffer a reduction in practice income as a result.

“We need a better employment model that supports GP registrars and GP supervisors alike.

“Australia has a great primary care system that helps deliver great health care outcomes at a very modest cost.

“GP registrars are the future of general practice. Australia needs more of them.”

This will be a priority issue for the AMA in the months ahead.


In 2017-18:

  • Australia had 36,938 GPs.
  • GPs provided 151.1 million non-referred attendance (NRA) services.

In 2016-17:

  • 45.4 per cent of GPs were female.
  • 14 per cent of GPs were aged 65 years and older.
  • 40.6 per cent of GPs were trained overseas.

In 2017, there were:

  • 5,488 GP training positions/trainees (out of a total of 21,307 training positions).
  • 1,524 First Year GP registrars.
  • 3,440 Female GP Registrars.
  • 2,699 GP Registrars completing general practice training through the rural pathway.

Usual GP:

  • 78 per cent of patients have a preferred usual GP.
  • 98 per cent of people aged 45 and over have a usual GP.
  • 93 per cent of Australians always go to the same general practice.

Job Ref : 2019 -132

ACCHO Member : Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) 

Position : General Practitioner and Senior Medical Officer

Location : Kununurra,WA:

Salary Package : Generous

Closing Date : Check with ACCHO

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -141

ACCHO Member  : Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Position : My Health For Life Project Officer

Location : Cape York

Salary Package : Contact ACCHO

Closing Date: 2 August

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -142

ACCHO Member :  Gidgee Healing 

Position: Aboriginal Health Worker – Maternal and Child Health

Location : Mt Isa QLD

Salary Package : Check with ACCHO

Closing Date : 4 August

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -143

ACCHO Member  : 

Position : Remote Area Nurse – Chronic Disease

Location : Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Salary Package : $140,000 approx

Closing Date : Check with ACCHO

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -130

ACCHO Member : Congress ACCHO

Position: General Manager – Child Youth and Family Services

Location: Alice Springs NT

Salary Package : Total Effective Package: $185,823 – $209,417 (p.a.)

Closing Date:  31 July 2019

More Info apply:

Job Ref : 2019 -133

ACCHO Member : Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC)

Position : Health & Wellbeing Leader – 

Location :Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region

Salary Package : On application

Closing Date: Check with ACCHO

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -134

ACCHO Member : AHMRC Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council

Position : Venue & Events Coordinator

Location: Sydney NSW

Salary Package : $75,000

Closing Date : Check with AHMRC

More Info apply:

Job Ref : 2019 -135

ACCHO Member : South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

Position : Preservation Caseworker

Location : Shoalhaven area NSW

Salary Package : Check with ACCHO

Closing Date : Check with ACCHO

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -136

ACCHO Member : Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS)

Position : Tackling Indigenous Smoking Educator

Location : Kununurra region WA

Salary Package : $80,000 plus

Closing Date : Check with ACCHO

More Info apply

Job Ref : 2019 -138

ACCHO Stakeholder  : iSISTAQUIT

Position: Aboriginal Project Officer

Location: Coffs Harbour NSW

Salary Package : $85,000

Closing Date: 5 August 2019

More Info apply


2.1 JOBS AT Apunipima ACCHO Cairns and Cape York

The links to  job vacancies are on website

As part of our commitment to providing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Brisbane with a comprehensive range of primary health care, youth, child safety, mental health, dental and aged care services, we employ approximately 150 people across our locations at Woolloongabba, Woodridge, Northgate, Acacia Ridge, Browns Plains, Eagleby and East Brisbane.

The roles at ATSICHS are diverse and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Transport Drivers
  • Medical Receptionists
  • Administrative and Management roles
  • Medical professionals
  • Dentists and Dental Assistants
  • Allied Health Staff
  • Support Workers

Current vacancies

2.4 Wuchopperen Health Service ACCHO CAIRNS 

Wuchopperen Health Service Limited has been providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for over 35 years. Our workforce has a range of professional, clinical, allied health, social emotional wellbeing and administration positions.

  • We have two sites in Cairns and a growing number of supplementary services and partnerships.
  • We have a diverse workforce of over 200 employees
  • 70 percent of our team identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Our team is dedicated to the Wuchopperen vision: Improving the Quality of Life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like to make a difference, and improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please apply today.

Expressions of Interest

We invite Expressions of Interest from:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Medical Officers (FAACGP / FACCRM)
  • Registered Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Optometrists
  • Podiatrists
  • Speech Pathologists

In accordance with Wuchopperen’s privacy processes, we will keep your EOI on file for three months.

 Current Vacancies

NT Jobs Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

3.1 JOBS at Congress Alice Springs including

Want to work for Congress? As at 19 June

There are a range of job opportunities available right now, including:

• Governance Support Officer
• Aboriginal Liaison Officer
• Health Information Officer
• Transport Officer- Casual
• Care Coordinator- Chronic Disease
• Lead Aboriginal Cultural Advisor
• Remote SEWB Caseworker
• Child Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist
• Alukura Midwife
• Early Childhood Educators
• Cleaners
• GPs – Town and Remote

Apply now at

More info and apply HERE

3.2 There are 20 + JOBS at Miwatj Health Arnhem Land


More info and apply HERE

3.3  JOBS at Wurli Katherine

More info and apply HERE

3.4 Sunrise ACCHO Katherine

Sunrise Job site

4. South Australia

   4.1 Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

Nunkuwarrin Yunti places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. View our current vacancies here.


5. Western Australia

5.1 Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc. is passionate about creating a strong and dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander workforce. We are committed to providing mentorship and training to our team members to enhance their skills for them to be able to create career pathways and opportunities in life.

On occasions we may have vacancies for the positions listed below:

  • Medical Receptionists – casual pool
  • Transport Drivers – casual pool
  • General Hands – casual pool, rotating shifts
  • Aboriginal Health Workers (Cert IV in Primary Health) –casual pool

*These positions are based in one or all of our sites – East Perth, Midland, Maddington, Mirrabooka or Bayswater.

To apply for a position with us, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Detailed CV
  • WA National Police Clearance – no older than 6 months
  • WA Driver’s License – full license
  • Contact details of 2 work related referees
  • Copies of all relevant certificates and qualifications

We may also accept Expression of Interests for other medical related positions which form part of our services. However please note, due to the volume on interests we may not be able to respond to all applications and apologise for that in advance.

All complete applications must be submitted to our HR department or emailed to HR

Also in accordance with updated privacy legislation acts, please download, complete and return this Permission to Retain Resume form

Attn: Human Resources
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc.
156 Wittenoom Street
East Perth WA 6004

+61 (8) 9421 3888



 5.2 Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)



6.1 Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)


Thank you for your interest in working at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

If you would like to lodge an expression of interest or to apply for any of our jobs advertised at VAHS we have two types of applications for you to consider.

Expression of interest

Submit an expression of interest for a position that may become available to:

This should include a covering letter outlining your job interest(s), an up to date resume and two current employment referees

Your details will remain on file for a period of 12 months. Resumes on file are referred to from time to time as positions arise with VAHS and you may be contacted if another job matches your skills, experience and/or qualifications. Expressions of interest are destroyed in a confidential manner after 12 months.

Applying for a Current Vacancy

Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, please follow the directions below when applying

Your application/cover letter should include:

  • Current name, address and contact details
  • A brief discussion on why you feel you would be the appropriate candidate for the position
  • Response to the key selection criteria should be included – discussing how you meet these

Your Resume should include:

  • Current name, address and contact details
  • Summary of your career showing how you have progressed to where you are today. Most recent employment should be first. For each job that you have been employed in state the Job Title, the Employer, dates of employment, your duties and responsibilities and a brief summary of your achievements in the role
  • Education, include TAFE or University studies completed and the dates. Give details of any subjects studies that you believe give you skills relevant to the position applied for
  • References, where possible, please include 2 employment-related references and one personal character reference. Employment references must not be from colleagues, but from supervisors or managers that had direct responsibility of your position.

Ensure that any referees on your resume are aware of this and permission should be granted.

How to apply:

Send your application, response to the key selection criteria and your resume to:

All applications must be received by the due date unless the previous extension is granted.

When applying for vacant positions at VAHS, it is important to know the successful applicants are chosen on merit and suitability for the role.

VAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to ensuring that staff selection procedures are fair to all applicants regardless of their sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, religious political affiliations, disability, or any other matter covered by the Equal Opportunity Act

You will be assessed based on a variety of criteria:

  • Your application, which includes your application letter which address the key selection criteria and your resume
  • Verification of education and qualifications
  • An interview (if you are shortlisted for an interview)
  • Discussions with your referees (if you are shortlisted for an interview)
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Employment is conditional upon the receipt of:
    • A current Working with Children Check
    • A current National Police Check
    • Any licenses, certificates and insurances

6.2 Mallee District Aboriginal Services Mildura Swan Hill Etc 


MDAS Jobs website 

6.3 : Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative 2 POSITIONS VACANT



7.1 AHMRC Sydney and Rural 


Check website for current Opportunities

7.2 Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service 

Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) is an entity of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. GWAHS provides a culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care service for the local Aboriginal communities of western Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains. GWAHS provides multidisciplinary services from sites located in Mt Druitt and Penrith.

The clinical service model includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, nursing staff, reception and transport staff. The service also offers a number of wraparound services and programs focused on child and maternal health, social and emotional wellbeing, Drug and Alcohol Support, chronic disease, as well as population health activities.

GWAHS is committed to ensuring that patients have access to and receive high quality, culturally appropriate care and services that meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities.


7.3 Katungul ACCHO

Download position descriptions HERE 

8. Tasmania




9.Canberra ACT Winnunga ACCHO


Winnunga ACCHO Job opportunites 

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