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Students

Find out what opportunities are available in the NT for health students 

HEALTH CAREERS

Choosing the right path

Deciding on the right career path isn’t always easy but knowing your options will help make the decision easier.

The day-to-day of working in health

Here you’ll find links to information about different health professions including an overview of the role, what a day at work is like, and things to take into consideration when making your decision.

Aboriginal Health Practitioner
Dentist
Dietitian/Nutritionist 
Exercise Physiologist
Physiotherapist
Nurse
Midwife
General Practitioner
Speech Pathologist
Social Worker
Psychologist
Podiatrist
Pharmacist
Paramedic
Occupational Therapist
Optometrist

Financial support

As a student, you could be eligible to one of three main support payments: youth allowance, ABSTUDY or Austudy.

Find out more.

UNIVERSITIES

Charles Darwin University

Apply your passion for tackling real-world challenges in public health, nursing, exercise and sport, psychology or social work, and focus on research and practice in the areas of Indigenous, tropical, local and global health at Charles Darwin University.

Flinders University NT

Flinders NT runs a medical program and provides student placement and workforce support through the Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning NT. It also co-manages[AA1] the Centre for Remote Health and manages other initiatives including the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health in Alice Springs.

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

The Batchelor Institute sits uniquely in the Australian educational landscape as the only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dual-sector tertiary education provider.

Online study

There are other ways to complete university study, including online university courses. You can find a range of flexible options on Open Universities Australia.

University Rural Health Clubs

Rural health clubs have a multi-disciplinary focus. They run activities to help their student members learn more about rural health. The rural health clubs in the NT are:

Students Association for Rural and Remote Health
Central Australian Remote and Aboriginal Health Club
You can find out about clubs in other states on the National Rural Health Student Network website.

Programs

High School to Health Careers Program

What's the program?

The High School to Health Careers Program gives students an opportunity to:

  • learn about the diverse range of health professions in NT
  • participate in the Flinders Remote Health Experience, a three-day cultural immersion experience with 80 other health students
  • visit high schools in the Top End and deliver hands-on workshops that promote health careers to school students
  • visit medical clinics and learn from health professionals and their experience
  • gain an understanding of what barriers people can face in remote areas around going to university or doing further studies

What does the program aim to do?

The program aims to:

  • provide positive examples to high school students in remote areas on overcoming barriers to pursue a career in health
  • emphasise the multidisciplinary aspect of health careers
  • encourage school students in remote areas to stay at school and attain the best possible education
  • promote healthy lifestyles and healthy choices to school students.

Placements

Clinical placements in the NT

Flinders University supports clinical placements in rural and remote locations in the NT for health science students from universities across Australia.

Placement experiences are challenging and rewarding and can vary between remote clinics and practices to large tertiary hospitals, isolated desert communities or multi-cultural centres of Darwin and Alice Springs. Placement is a great opportunity to learn and get involved in local communities and make a positive difference to the health of our population.

Learn more about how to organise a placement in the NT on the Flinders University website.