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Aboriginal Population Health Trainee

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Job Category:
  • Population Health | Population Health Management
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
Job Reference Number: REQ198891
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $74406 - $100090
Closing Date: 06/12/2020 - 11:59 PM


Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 11-Feb-2024
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 1
Remuneration: 74406 - 100090
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ198891
Location: Westmead

Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (or another race) is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW).

NCIRS at Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, is the leading body in Australia working in applying research to inform immunisation policy development, best clinical practice, surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine safety, and evaluation of immunisation services in Australia. NCIRS has national and international recognition in this arena, and is also developing initiatives to enhance technical skills in these aspects for countries in the Indo-Pacific regions. 

•    The NSW Aboriginal Population Health Initiative (APHTI) is a three year training program for Aboriginal people who have a health related undergraduate qualification and an interest in population health. 

•    The traineeship involves a combination of workplace learning and part-time study towards a Master of Public Health degree. Work placements for this position will include SCHN (NCIRS and Community Child Health) and  South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit.

Find out more about the NSW Aboriginal Population Health Initiative Trainee,  please visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/training/aphti/Pages/default.aspx

The Role

The position will build capacity within the Aboriginal workforce to develop and implement population health strategies to protect and promote the health of the people in the local community.  

The traineeship work placement plans will be informed by the APHTI Competency Framework and will align with academic learning.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

•    Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW

•    Demonstrate a sound knowledge of social, cultural, political and health issues affecting Aboriginal people, families and communities and demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of Aboriginal Health

•    Has successfully completed a recognised undergraduate degree and/or ability to meet the admission requirements for the post graduate degree of Master of Public Health.

•    Experience working in the health industry is preferred

•    Demonstrated self-direction and ability to set priorities and manage competing deadlines

This position has been advertised for a shorter period than usual in order to process the recruitment before the Christmas break. The successful candidate will commence in February 2021.

Please refer to the position description for further details.


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.                           

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Carol Corbett on Carol.Corbett@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 06/12/2020