High School to Health Careers Program

If you’re a student looking for a career in health, the High School to Health Careers Program (HSHCP) is a great way to experience the NT and explore opportunities in healthcare you never thought were possible.

The High School to Health Careers Program (HSHCP) gives students studying a health discipline an opportunity to:

  • visit medical clinics and learn from health professionals and their experience
  • visit high schools in the Top End and deliver hands-on workshops that promote health careers to school students
  • attend either the Barunga Festival or the National Nursing Forum.

HSHCP participants will also visit high schools across the Top End and deliver hands-on workshops that inspire students to become the next generation of health professionals. This is a great way to:

  • provide positive examples to high school students in remote areas to pursue a career in health.
  • 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.
  • emphasise the multidisciplinary aspect of health careers

Flights, accommodation, transport and some meals will be provided.

Upcoming programs


Friday 12 August – Wednesday 17 August 2022

Health care students will have the chance to attend Barunga Festival. Barunga Festival is an annual festival showcasing Indigenous culture and takes place from Friday 12 August 2022 to Sunday 14 August 2022. Spanning 3 days, thousands of people from across the world descend upon the small community of Barunga to take part in a program of music, sport, traditional arts and cultural activities.

Please note, participants will be camping (equipment provided) with limited shower facilities and power.

National nursing forum

Wednesday 17 – Tuesday 23 August 2022

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. Attendees will enjoy a full and rich forum experience with face-to-face presentations and interactions with the nursing network, the opportunity to connect with valuable sponsors and exhibitors to learn about the latest products, and more.


To be eligible for HSHCP, participants must be currently studying a health discipline and available on the dates of the program. 


HSHCP is currently closed. Please contact Lexie Vazey at for dates for the next program.


For more information, email our Future Workforce consultant Lexie Vazey at or call 08 8982 1069.