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2018 Ricci Marks Award (Victoria)

Nominations opened today for the 2018 Ricci Marks Award, held annually to honour outstanding Aboriginal young achievers in Victoria across the areas of training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership.

The award is now its 21st year and is given to two recipients who each receive a bursary of $5,000, supporting their educational and vocational aspirations. A special commendation award, the Ricci Marks Rising Star Award is awarded to a third young person with a bursary of $1,500.

Initially named the Aboriginal Young Achiever Award, the award was renamed in 2004 in honour of Ricci Marks, a proud Wotjobaluk man from Halls Gap. Ricci received the Award in 2000 for the significant contribution he made to community, particularly through his role at the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and as a highly regarded player for the Heywood Football Club, before his life was tragically cut short.

Nominations close at midnight 15 April 2018 

The Awards will be presented during the Koorie Youth Summit on the 14 of June 2018.

NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship 2018 – applications now open

Applications for the NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship for 2018 are now open.

The Application Form and Application Guidelines are available at

Applications will close on 26 February 2018.

The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student commencing dentistry studies.

This one-year scholarship has a value of $4,800. The scholarship holder will also have access to mentoring support from an experienced dentist who is based in regional New South Wales.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents;
  • have lived in regional New South Wales for at least five years from the age of five; and
  • be commencing full time study in an accredited Australian dentistry degree in 2018.

The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of the length of time they have lived in regional New South Wales; financial need; and a demonstrated commitment to living and working in regional New South Wales.

The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship is supported by Senator John Williams, The Nationals Senator for New South Wales, and is administered by the National Rural Health Alliance.

2018 Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Open Now

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is designed to encourage and assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry-level health course.

Full-time scholarship awardees will receive up to $15,000 per year and part-time recipients will receive up to $7,500 per year. The funding is paid in 24 fortnightly instalments throughout the study period of each year.

The scholarship is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people enrolled in entry-level or graduate entry-level study in the following health areas:

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health work
  • Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
  • Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
  • Direct entry midwifery
  • Medicine
  • Nursing; registered and enrolled

Applications for the 2018 round of scholarships are open. Closing Sunday 18 February 2018.

For more information and to apply click here. 


Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Project Manager position is the central operational role for this three year, national project focussed on the health and well-being of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families, carers and communities.  The work is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Applications close : 28 January 2018

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Tobacco Action Worker

AHCWA has an exciting opportunity for a Tobacco Action Worker to join our team. With part time hours (four days per week, Monday – Thursday) on offer, this is a great chance to gain work/life balance within a supportive family friendly organisation!

Applications close: 14 January, 2018. 

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Child Nutrition Development Officer – APY Lands Based

NPY Women’s Council is now recruiting for a Child Nutrition Development Officer in the Child Nutrition team. Based remotely in Umuwa (APY Lands), you will work collaboratively within the Child Nutrition and Well being Program to support families with children aged 0-5 years, especially those experiencing growth faltering.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is suitable for female applicants only due to the cultural sensitivities of the work.

Applications close: 29 January, 2018.

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Cultural Liaison Officer – Townsville

The Cultural Liaison Office will provide essential cultural advice, leadership and guidance to support the development of the CBHFA program and its resources in Australian correctional facilities. The role will provide knowledge and skills as well as cultural competency that will guide the programs adaption to ensure the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners are met through program delivery.

Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is a special measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Applications close: 23 January, 2018. 

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ANTaR – National Director

ANTaR is seeking a new National Director to provide leadership and management expertise to assist it to achieve justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The National Director assists ANTaR to achieve its goals through the efficient management of ANTaR’s National Office in Sydney, oversight of national campaigns, and working with the Board to provide support to the ANTaR network.

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Speech Pathologist – Senior

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognized leader in pediatric healthcare, teaching and research.

Apart from contributing to the development of Australia’s best pediatric health service, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximize their health and well being.

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