Aboriginal Medical Workforce Pathway

The Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway facilitates allocation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical graduates to prevocational training positions in NSW health workforce.

The following principles underpin the development and review of the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway.

  • Aboriginal medical graduates are supported to obtain a prevocational training position in an area where they have access to support.
  • Fairness and transparency are applied to all allocation procedures.
  • Aboriginal medical graduates are supported throughout their prevocational training.
  • Support for Aboriginal medical graduates aims to build the capacity of Aboriginal doctors in the NSW health workforce and improve cultural safety.
  • Increased capacity of Aboriginal doctors in the NSW health workforce will improve culturally competent service provision to Aboriginal people and support the national agenda of closing the gap in health outcomes for the

If you are an Aboriginal medical graduate applying for a prevocational training position in NSW, you are eligible to apply through the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway to any one of the fifteen prevocational training networks or a rural preferential hospital in NSW.

Applicants will read and understand the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway procedure and all other procedures underpinning medical graduate allocation in NSW. The Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway application form and supporting documentation must be uploaded on the online Prevocational Training Application program (PTAP).

The Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway video

Cadetships for Indigenous medical students in NSW for rural postgraduate placement

Cadetships are offered annually by the NSW Rural Doctors Network to provide multi-year funding for Indigenous medical students at NSW universities who are interested in rural practice and committed to undertaking two out of their first three years of postgraduate training at NSW Rural Base Hospitals (Albury, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Orange and Tamworth). For further details about the rural cadetships go to the NSW Rural Doctors Network or Tel. 02 8337 8100.