The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is a Federally-funded not-for-profit programme offering Health Professionals opportunities to undertake short-term paid placements (3 weeks – 12 weeks) in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory. To be considered, you will need to meet the minimum credentialing criteria for one of the following craft groups (including already having the right to work in Australia): General Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Dentist, Dental Therapist, Dental Assistant and Audiologist.
The Remote ACCHS Workforce Response (RAWR) programme, also known as the Remote Health Workforce Surge Capacity Program (RHWSCP), was established in June 2020. This extension of RAHC was a response to the anticipated increase in demand for health services in remote Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme supports Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) across Australia through the placement of General Practitioners and Registered Nurses for up to 12 weeks.