Aboriginal Employment

The traditional custodians of the land covered by the Mid North Coast Local Health District are the Gumbainggirri, the Dhungutti, the Nganyaywana and the Biripi people.  The Aboriginal population in the Mid North Coast Local Health District NC LHD is estimated to be greater than 11,000 – this is 5% of the total population, compared to the NSW average of 2.5%.

Your Mob, My Mob, Our Mob Video

There are many options available once you’ve decided on a career in nursing or midwifery.  In fact, it can be many careers in one.  If this sounds like the kind of career you’d like, then take the time to watch this video.

So you can see that, with so many Aboriginal people living in the Mid North Coast Local Health District, we are very keen for Aboriginal people to be part of our nursing and midwifery workforce.

Aboriginal Nurses and Midwives are in great demand in all areas of health care. As career choices, nursing and midwifery provides you with the chance to make a positive and lasting impact on the health of your family, your friends and your community. It’s more than just a job!

Nurses and Midwifes are valued and respected professions. And, in the process of caring for your patients you will have the have the opportunity to educate non-Aboriginal staff about your culture and introduce Aboriginal practices into mainstream health.

Better still, to make the pathway into nursing or midwifery easier, universities, TAFE colleges and the NSW Department of Health are offering Aboriginal people further education and employment opportunities.

If you are prepared to study, becoming a registered nurse might be a good choice for you.

NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program.

The NSW Ministry of Health offers Cadetships for Aboriginal people in NSW who are studying or intending to study a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery. A Cadetship involves working while you study and includes financial support to attend University residential schools.

Are you an Aboriginal person who wants to study nursing or midwifery at university?
OR, are you an Aboriginal person who is currently studying full-time nursing or midwifery at university?
If you answered ‘yes’ to one of these, you can apply for support and assistance under the NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program.

For further enquiries on Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Employment at the MNCLHD please email:catherine.fulham@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au