Fred Hollows Foundation & IUIH Optometry Work placement scholarship

The Fred Hollows Foundation have partnered with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) to offer a student interested in Indigenous Health currently pursuing a career in Optometry with an exciting ‘Workforce Initiative’ scholarship opportunity. The successful applicant will be provided with up to 30 days of paid employment with IUIH (at a competitive hourly rate) in Brisbane where they will be provided with hands on experience across 17 clinics; the possibility of visiting rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and a $5000 conference scholarship (to cover conference registration, travel and accommodation). We had initially advertised this cadetship opportunity as a cadetship for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, but unfortunately had no applicants! We are now wanting to advertise to current optometry students with an interest in Indigenous health.

Applicants are required to:

  • Have an interest in Indigenous Health
  • Be currently enrolled in undergraduate optometry study
  • Submit an application form to IUIH (along with a resume/ CV and the details of two referees)
  • Attend an interview with IUIH at our Windsor head office in Brisbane (interstate applicants may be interviewed via skype or teleconference).

Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Lisa Penrose, Manager of Eye Health services at IUIH; Email:; or Kate Odgers-Jewell, Student Placement Coordinator at IUIH; Email:

Applications should be submitted to Lisa Penrose by email ( by 5pm on the 30th of November, 2017.

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