Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce

We are working to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals working in Australia's health system. This improves access to culturally safe treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About the workforce

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff provide culturally safe services for their communities.

Our support

How we work to increase the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in health.

Jobs and scholarships

Find out about health scholarships and job opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Initiatives and programs

See the programs we fund related to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

National health workforce plan

Co-designed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this plan's target is for First Nations people to be fully represented in the health workforce by 2031. It includes actions to attract, recruit and retain workers across all roles, levels and locations within the health sector.

Read the plan

Latest resources

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Statement of reconciliation – National Rural Health Commissioner

The Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner affirms its ongoing commitment to reconciliation. We look forward to a future in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live healthy lives celebrating their culture and identity.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan 2021–2031

Co-designed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this plan's target is for First Nations people to be fully represented in the health workforce by 2031. It includes actions to attract, recruit and retain workers across all roles, levels and locations within the health sector.

National Medical Workforce Strategy 2021–2031

The National Medical Workforce Strategy has been developed to guide long-term medical planning across Australia. It has identified achievable, practical steps to build a sustainable, highly trained medical workforce.

COVID-19 vaccination – vaccination data – 7 February 2022

This data file contains statistical data about Australia's COVID-19 vaccinations.