Career info from professional associations


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker:

  1. National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association



  1. Australian Dental Association – Dental Professionals page
  2. Australian Dental Association Queensland – Explore the Field of Dentistry workshop held annually
  3. Australian Dental Association New South Wales – Careers in dentistry page – covers dentistry, dental hygienist, dental therapist, dental assistant, dental prosthesist and dental technician



  1. Dietitians Association of Australia – be sure to check out the info on the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist, as well as the national competency standards, accreditation of dietetic programs and the recognition of dietetic qualifications


Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science:

  1. Exercise & Sports Science Australia


Health Promotion and Public Health:

  1. Australian Health Promotion Association – Australian universities offering health promotion courses
  2. Public Health Association Australia – South Australian branch holds a careers workshop once a year in August



  1. Australian Medical Association – Careers Advisory Service
  2. Australian Medical Association – Becoming a doctor and bonded medical school places – a guide for prospective medical students
  3. Australian Medical Students Association – Careers
  4. Australian Medical Students Association – Perspectives on Careers in Medicine
  5. The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
Medical Specialties:
  1. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  2. Australasian College of Sports Physicians
  3. Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  4. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  5. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  6. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  7. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  8. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  9. Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators
  10. Royal Australian College of Physicians (includes adult medicine, rehabilitation medicine, occupational & environmental medicine, public health medicine, paediatrics & child health, palliative medicine, addiction medicine, sexual health medicine, endocrinology, cardiology)
  11. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  12. Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  13. College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand
  14. Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  15. Australasian College of Dermatologists
  16. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  17. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine


Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Ultrasonography, and Radiation Oncology Medical Physics:

  1. Australian Institute of Radiography – information about diagnostic radiography – also known as medical imaging, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology and ultrasound
  2. Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine – careers in medical physics
  3. Australian Sonographers Association
  4. A Career in Radiation Oncology – a website about radiation oncology, radiation therapy and radiation oncology medical physics put together by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, the Australian Institute of Radiography and the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine


National Rural Health Student Network:

  1. Career flyers for over 20 health professions


Nursing and Midwifery:

  1. Australian College of Nursing
  2. Queensland Health – Become a Nurse or Midwife
  3. Queensland Health – Career Choices in Nursing and Midwifery
  4. Department of Health (Victoria) – Choosing a nursing specialty
  5. Department of Health (Victoria) – Pathways to nursing
  6. Australian Primary Health Nurses Association (these nurses mainly work in general practice)


Occupational Therapy:

  1. Occupational Therapy Australia – about OT
  2. Occupational Therapy Australia – university programs and student placements



  1. The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association



  1. Paramedics Australasia – what is a paramedic
  2. Paramedics Australasia – competency standards for paramedics
  3. Paramedics Australasia – university courses



  1. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia – Pharmacy as a Career
  2. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia – Hospital Pharmacy – A World of Possibilities



  1.  Australian Physiotherapy Association – career paths
  2. Australian Physiotherapy Association – working in Australia
  3. Australian Physiotherapy Association – studying physiotherapy



  1. Australasian Podiatry Council – includes links to universities offering podiatry courses
  2. Australian Podiatry Association Queensland – Become a Podiatrist
  3. Australian Podiatry Association NSW &ACT – Podiatry Careers



  1. Australian Psychological Society – Psych Student HQ
  2. Australasian Psychology Accreditation Council – currently accredited courses in Australasia


Speech Pathology:

  1. Speech Pathology Australia – becoming a speech pathologist


This page was last updated in March 2014.