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VACCHO Public Health Nutritionist

We are looking for a Nutritionist/ Dietitian who is passionate about health promotion and improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  The role will work collaboratively as part of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to increase the capacity of VACCHO and VACCHO member organisation in relation to nutrition and physical activity approaches to health promotion and primary health care.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have qualifications as a Nutritionist/Dietitian
  • Previous experience in capacity building including the development, implementation and delivering of health promotion activities
  • Ability to think outside the box to deliver innovative health information resources and campaigns

If you meet the above requirements and would like to help improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regards to health promotion and and health care, we’d love to hear from you!

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

If this sounds like the job that suits your skills, experience and passion, please review a copy of the Position Description.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and Application Form to Human Resources.

Applications close Friday 5 April, 2019.



Careers in health - information on every health role:


"We want Aboriginal and Torres Islander kids to know they can get a job in health"

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Mr Snowdon noting that research demonstrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to seek primary health care when it’s being provided by their own people, has said:
“We need more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs, paramedics, medical receptionists, nurses, sports physiotherapists, dental assistants, and dietitians to better respond to the particular needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We want Aboriginal and Torres Islander kids to know they can get a job in health. Not everyone can, or wants to, be a doctor - we need people working at every level – and in all areas across the nation.”

More information about all of the many health careers and their training requirements can be found at http://healthheroes.health.gov.au/



LIME Network - Indigenous Pathways into Medicine

The LIME Network has made an online resource available to help future students determine which university would be the best fit for them as they study to become a doctor.  It shows that there are many paths to gain entry into a medical degree.  

The online resource can be found at http://limenetwork.net.au/pathways