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Health Professional Associations

Researching health careers? This page lists over 40 Australian health professional associations, industry bodies and medical training colleges. 

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

  1. National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners


  1. Australian Dental Association
  2. 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 Australia

Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science

  1. Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Health Promotion and Public Health

  1. Australian Health Promotion Association
  2. Public Health Association Australia


  1. Australian Medical Association – how to become a doctor
  2. Australian Medical Students Association 
  3. The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association – medical pathways

Medicine – Areas of Specialization 

  1. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  2. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  3. Australasian College of Sports Physicians
  4. Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  5. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  6. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  7. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  8. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  9. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons:
  10. Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators
  11. Royal Australian College of Physicians – become a physician
  12. Royal Australian College of Physicians – full list of advanced training programs including: 
  13. Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  14. College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand
  15. Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  16. Australasian College of Dermatologists
  17. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  18. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

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

  1. Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy – information about diagnostic radiography (also known as medical imaging), and 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. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists – A Career in Radiation Oncology

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) – nursing and midwifery
  5. Australian Primary Health Nurses Association

Occupational Therapy

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


  1. Optometry Australia


  1. The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association


  1. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia – pharmacy as a career
  2. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia – hospital pharmacy – early career pharmacists


  1.  Australian Physiotherapy Association – career pathway


  1. Australian Podiatry Association – studying podiatry
  2. Australian Podiatry Association – what is podiatry?


  1. Australian Psychological Society – careers and studying psychology
  2. Australian Psychology Accreditation Council – pathways to registration as a psychologist

Rural Health

  1. Natioanl Rural Health Students Network

Speech Pathology

  1. Speech Pathology Australia – becoming a speech pathologist

This page was last updated in January 2023.