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Allied Health Rural Graduate Program

Allied Health Rural Graduate Program

Recruitment for this program starts in November of each year.

WNSWLHD is committed to growing its allied health workforce in a workplace where staff and others feel valued and can excel. The AHRGP enhances a multidisciplinary learning culture within WNSWLHD and focuses on ‘growing our own’.

The AHRGP provides an experience-based learning opportunity which offers:

  • A positive transition to professional practice with access to workplace learning and supported clinical and professional competency-based skill development
  • Opportunity to collaborate with dynamic, highly professional multidisciplinary teams
  • Mentoring in quality improvements and research
  • Experience in a broad range of services, including acute care, community services, speciality services, rural outreach, and rural generalist skills including telehealth
  • Scholarship funding for conferences / workshops
  • The opportunity to rotate at least 4 times to gain a broad experience in different clinical areas and settings including rural communities
  • Journal club, discipline specific in-services as well as multidisciplinary education sessions
  • A combination of formal education and work-based experience, including:

 – Comprehensive workplace education and professional development opportunities

 – Interdisciplinary training days

 – Discipline specific supervision and support to meet clinical competencies

 – Opportunity to participate in continuous quality improvement projects relevant to new graduates.


Allied health disciplines who have recently graduated or are graduating in 2022 in Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy who are:

  • Passionate about making a difference in rural communities
  • Interested in gaining a broad range of clinical experiences in early graduate years

  • Attracted to the ability to learn within a framework of supervision and regular professional mentoring
  • Eager to be connected with other like-minded newly graduated health clinicians on your learning journey
  • Ambitious, with a sense of adventure in life and work
  • Motivated to build capability and skills, towards a senior clinician, for future opportunities
  • Attracted to a life away from the grind of city living.


AHRG positions are completed over a 24 month period full time with four rotations.


You must ensure that the likely date of your AHPRA registration will be before your proposed start date.


If selected and you live outside of your AHRGP location – to get you started and settled in to your new base, we are offering you 6 weeks accommodation




You will have 6 monthly rotations into different service areas, negotiated with your facility.  Outreach in rural communities may be included in your rotations.

Rotation Opportunities:

  • Outpatients
  • Mental Health Inpatient Unit/Community
  • Paediatrics
  • Specialty Services
  • Community Health
  • Outreach/Rural
  • Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Services
  • cute/Inpatient
  • Care Co-ordination Services

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