Northern Health employs approximately 1800 nurses, working across all our campuses.

Nursing Education
We are committed to supporting our nursing staff with the knowledge and expertise needed for the delivery of high quality and evidence-based patient care.

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If you choose a medical career with Northern Health, you will be part of a collaborative team of supportive health professionals, working in an environment that promotes education and development and provides the highest level of quality and innovative care to our community.

We provide a range of primary, secondary and some tertiary health care services, including:

  • Emergency and intensive care;
  • Acute medical, surgical and maternity services;
  • Sub-acute, palliative care and aged care; and
  • Specialist clinics and community-based services.

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We evaluate and question everything we do, leading to continuous improvement in the way we deliver trusted care to our community and educate our staff and our students, Northern Health’s workforce of the future.

The Northern Centre for Education and Research, a joint collaboration between Northern Health, The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, provides both states of the art education and research facilities as well as being a hub for our innovative research efforts.

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We have a dedicated Allied Health Education and Research team to enable you to develop your skills and further your professional practice.

We offer in-house education in advanced interdisciplinary clinical skills, providing supervision, transition to leadership and management, understanding the health system, as well as discipline specific professional development.

For new graduates, we offer a structured Allied Health Graduate Program. This program, comprising sessions run over a year, complements the discipline specific orientation, induction and supervision available to new graduate staff.

This interprofessional program aims to support the transition from student to health care professional for allied health staff in their first year of professional work.

Here is a quick glimpse into our professions:

Audiology Dietetics and Nutrition Exercise Physiology Hand Therapy
Pharmacy Occupational Therapy Orthoptics Orthotics and Prosthetics
Physiotherapy Podiatry Social Work Speech Pathology

Our experienced and specialised experts take the time to understand your career aspirations, helping you to grow your career with us!

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Did you know?Allied health professionals represent a quarter of Australia’s health workforce, and counting!


Our front-line workers rely on support staff to assist them in providing care and making a difference to our northern community. These services support both clinical and non-clinical areas.

We offer roles in the areas of:

  • Finance
  • Pastoral
  • Maintenance
  • Corporate Services
  • Human Resources
  • Health Information
  • Receptionist / Switchboard
  • Communications
  • Supply
  • Information Technology
  • General Administration
  • Support Services (PSA)

VolunteeringVOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIESOne of the greatest gifts you can give is your time and that is what Northern Health’s 350 fabulous volunteers give day after day.

We have a variety of roles available, including behind the scenes administrative support, taking part in fundraising initiatives and bringing comfort through patient visiting.

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Northern Health’s Work Experience Program

As the key provider of public health care in Melbourne’s Northern Region, we offer a comprehensive Work Experience Program for high school students.
Our tailored approach aims to provide a meaningful program of activity over a standard working week. Based on availability, students can nominate their preferred placements and location.

Northern Health’s Work Experience Program operates throughout the year, providing secondary students with a five day block of placements which brings the opportunity to gain insight of the health care system and workplace.

Students are place primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activates which require extensive training or expertise.

To apply for Northern Health’s Work Experience program visit the link below-

Northern Health in partnership with AGA

Northern Health have been in partnership with AGA for 9 Years to date. Each year Northern Health takes on new students or continues to offer students opportunities and support from the previous year.
Student who join Northern Health as a Business Trainee are able to complete a Certificate III in Business Administration as full time Trainee, working five days a week and will have the opportunity to complete 3 hours of onsite training each week.

Over the past six years Northern Health have had great success from this program. Most students start from a school based trainee completing a Certificate II in Business Administration and then go onto a Certificate III in Business Administration.
A highlight from one of our students who is currently working in our Engineering Department. In 2019 the student commenced as a school based trainee and completed a Certificate II in Business Administration. In 2020 she was offered to take on a Certificate III in Business Administration, in which she did. She completed her Certificate III in Business Administration and have gained on-going full time employment with Northern Health working five days a week.

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