For allied health students

This page has information for current and prospective students, looking to start a career in allied health in the ACT.

Where are allied health jobs in the ACT?

There are a range of allied health opportunities within the ACT health system.

Find out more about allied health in the ACT.

Allied health professionals work across the ACT region in private, public and non-government organisations.  Clinical and non-clinical roles for allied health professionals are available within:

  • ACT Health
  • Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
  • Canberra Health Services (includes Canberra Hospital, University of Canberra Hospital and community health centres)
  • Community Services Directorate
  • Education Directorate
  • Justice and Community Safety
  • Private hospitals
  • Federal public service
  • Non-government organisations
  • Education providers
  • Private sector

Current opportunities and vacancies

For current vacancies within public health services in the ACT, visit:

Employment opportunities are also available in the private sector.

Graduate programs

There are several programs available to allied health graduates and students.

The ACT Public Service Graduate Program is a 10-month non-clinical program for new graduates to help kickstart careers. For more information, see ACTPS Graduate Program.

Australian Government Department of Health Graduate program is a full-time, 10-month introduction to Health and the Australian Public Service. It is offered to university graduates.

The program starts in February each year and is based in Canberra. For more information, see the Department of Health Graduate Program.

The Early Career Connect: Interprofessional Allied Health Graduate program is run by Canberra Health Services. 

For more information, contact:

Canberra Health Services Interprofessional Learning Coordinator


Phone (02) 6205 3058.

Clinical placements

The ACT Health Clinical Placement Office coordinates all clinical placements for allied health students and trainees at ACT public health services. These include Canberra Health Services, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, and ACT Health.

The Clinical Placement Office does not take placement applications directly from students. If you are currently studying, speak with your education provider about how to apply.

For more information about clinical placements in ACT public health services, visit the Clinical Placement Office (CPO).

Other placements within other the ACT Public Service can be found at:

  • Community Services Directorate
  • Justice and Community Safety
  • Education Directorate

You can speak with your education provider for further information.

Local education providers

There are several local education providers who provide entry level and post graduate training for allied health professionals.  Visit the websites below for more information.

Scholarships and other opportunities may be available. Contact the education provider for further information and support options. 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Academy in the ACT

Indigenous Allied Health Australia runs the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Academy program in the ACT. 

The program aims to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students in Year 10, through their culturally safe community program. They also help students find work placement opportunities in culturally supportive workplaces and organisations.

With the right foundations, students are supported to build a lasting career in allied health.

Indigenous Allied Health Australia welcomes interest from host employers.

If you are a student, or a health or community service organisation and want to find out more, contact:

ACT Project Support Officer

Indigenous Allied Health Australia National Academy

Ground Floor 9-11 ALIA House

Napier Close, Deakin West ACT 2606

Phone: (02) 6285 1010


The Indigenous Allied Health Australia National Academy receives funding from the ACT and Federal Government through the Future Skills for Future Jobs Grants Program, under the National Partnership on the Skilling Australians Fund.

Research opportunities for current students

The ACT Health Vacation Study program offers university students the opportunity to gain experience in ACT Government-based health research. 

Students will develop valuable research skills through delivery of a project over a 6-week period. 

See the ACT Health Vacation Study Program for more information.


Students interested in local health research can attend the Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting.

Page last updated on: 24 Oct 2022