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Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Trainee

Job No: MHAC443
Location: Gapuwiyak, NT

  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
  • We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare. 

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a permanent full-time opportunity. Based in our Gapuwiyak Health Centre you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to our clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.

As an Aboriginal Health Practitioner Trainee you will work in collaboration and report to the Clinic Educator and you will practice within a Primary Health Care framework and philosophy in a remote area setting.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • To work in partnership with other health professionals to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health care.
  • To provide supervised culturally inclusive quality health care to individuals, families and the community within own level of competency and across agreed procedures and protocols, for example CARPA Manual, in order to meet expected health outcomes.
  • Minimum of 20hrs supervised clinical time per week.
  • To attend scheduled education sessions at Ramingining/Gapuwiyak/Galiwin’ku/Gunyangara/Malmaldharra/ Nhulunbuy/Yirrkala Health Centre’s as directed by the Workforce Learning and Development Coordinator.
  • To attend all Batchelor Institute training blocks prescribed as per direction of the Workforce Learning and Development Coordinator.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe. 

A competitive salary of $49,603 per annum and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this full-time position.

How do you know if you’re the right fit? 

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Be of 18 years of age or older.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health impact on Indigenous people.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills in English and Yolŋu Matha.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to follow up.
  • Commitment to practice with sensitivity in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles of Primary Health Care or a willingness to learn.
  • Successful completion of Year 12 certificate highly desirable.
  • Four wheel drive experience highly desirable.


Please note that accommodation is not provided with this community based position.


Please click here to view the full job description.

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference MHAC443.


Application close date: once the position is filled.


We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.

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