Future Workforce Initiatives

Future Workforce Initiatives encourage NT based students to take up a career in health as well as encouraging all health students to consider practising in the NT after they graduate. Future Workforce Initiatives include the annual NT High School to Health Careers Program, support for the Northern Territory university student health clubs, and other activities and resources such as the John Flynn Placement Program and NT Health Careers Kit.

Pictured: The 2018 Top End and Central Australia High School to Health Careers Program

University Rural Health Clubs

To participate in NT PHN’s Future Workforce Initiatives, you need to be a member of your university’s rural health club. Each club has a multi-disciplinary focus and run a number of activities each year to promote rural health careers to their student members.

The rural health clubs in the Northern Territory are:

Students Association for Rural and Remote Health (StaRRH)

Central Australian Remote and Aboriginal Health Club (CARAH)

Health Careers Kit

The NT PHN recognises that rural and remote NT high school students face many challenges when thinking about a career in health. The Health Careers Kit provides information and support for all students including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students considering a career in medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Download the Health Careers Kit.


National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN)
John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)