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 Work Experience Program 2020/2021

Northern Health is dedicated in protecting our visitors, patients, employees and community.
Unfortunately, given the unprecedented times around COVID-19, Northern Health has decided to place a hold on our Year 10 Work Experience placements for 2020 and 2021.
We will communicate with our local schools and students in late October 2021 for placement opportunities in 2022

Northern Health in partnership with AGA

Northern Health is currently in a partnership program with AGA (Apprenticeship groups Australia) whereby students attend Northern Health 1 day a week as a school-based trainee student, whilst completing their year 11 or 12 studies. Throughout this time students complete a Certificate II in Business Administration or Community Services.

Students are also given the opportunity to complete their Certificate III in Business Administration, which allows students to join Northern Health whilst they complete their training/studies.

Did you know?

Did you know? In 2019 Northern Health took on a AGA student as an SBAT, this student has completed their Certificate II & III in Business Administration. In 2021, this student will continue on with Northern Health as a fulltime trainee to complete a Certificate IV in Business Administration with our Engineering department.

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