What we're doing for medical and health students and trainees

We support medical and health students and trainees through various policies, strategies and programs. These help them navigate through their studies and their training and career pathways.

Medical and health training in Australia

Health professions are either:

To study or train in one of the Ahpra-regulated professions, you must complete an approved program of study. Your education provider must ensure you are registered as a student in your chosen field with Ahpra.

Policies and strategies

We have policies and strategies to improve the health of Australians and ensure our workforce and students have the support they need.

Programs for medical and health students and trainees

We fund training programs for medical and health students:

Strategic support for students and trainees

Rural and regional placements

We fund several programs to enable students and trainees to study and train in rural and regional areas:

Read more about how we support the rural health workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people complete their studies and work in the health sector.

Find out:

Support to study specialised medicine overseas

We support participants of the Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program who want to study specialties in the USA on the temporary, non-immigrant J1 visa.

We can give you a statement of need to submit with your J1 visa application.

Support for international medical graduates

If you’re training overseas, and want to practise medicine in Australia, support is available. Read more on DoctorConnect.

Who we work with

We work with multiple agencies to support and deliver medical and health training opportunities and professional development. These include:

Find support

You can also get support from the:

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