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

Resources

Resources

FNHFTAG communique – 16 November 2023

The First Nations Health Funding Transition Advisory Group met virtually on 16 November 2023. This document provides a record of the meeting.

FNHFTAG communique – 19 October 2023

The First Nations Health Funding Transition Advisory Group (FNHFTAG) met on 19 October 2023. This document provides a record of the meeting.

FNHFTAG communique – 29 September 2023

The First Nations Health Funding Transition Advisory Group (FNHFTAG) met on 29 September 2023. This document provides a record of the meeting.