Stepping Up supports the community and hiring managers to employ Aboriginal people into NSW Health.

Stepping Up is part of the NSW Ministry of Health commitment to grow the Aboriginal workforce in public health. This website shares information on career opportunities and advice for new starters to make it easy to start work in NSW Health.

Looking for a job?
There are many health pathways to choose from to get you into the health profession you have always dreamed about, be it as a dentist, a doctor, a nurse, in administration or allied health worker to name a few. Click on the image to discover more.
Are you a hiring manager?
Resources and advice are available to support the creation, advertising, application, interview, on-boarding and development process. Click on the image to choose where you want to start.

Aboriginal workforce in NSW Health

Current at June 2021.

Changes refer to the average yearly rolling growth rate over the last 5 years from 2021.

4,260 total staff identifying as Aboriginal
153 Aboriginal medical staff
1,210 Aboriginal nursing staff
178 Aboriginal Allied Health staff
30 Aboriginal Health Practitioners
1,172 Aboriginal staff in Corporate Services
Acknowledgement of Country
NSW Ministry of Health acknowledges the people of the many traditional Countries and language groups of New South Wales. It acknowledges the knowledge and wisdom of Elders who have passed, those of today and tomorrow and pays respect to Aboriginal communities of the land.