Starting your career

  • Requirements to practice

    To work in Queensland you must be registered with the relevant Australian national board for your profession or be eligible for membership with your professional association.

  • Training

    We have programs and initiatives to support our allied health students with training and clinical placements.

  • Career structure

    We offer exciting career opportunities to suit your lifestyle and career goals.

  • Salaries

    Our allied health professionals enjoy a wide range of benefits, generous leave entitlements and a competitive salary.

We’ve expanded our workforce attraction scheme

When you join us from another state or make the move from overseas, you might be eligible for up to $20,000.

If you take up a job in regional or rural Queensland, you might be eligible for up to $70,000 even if you’re moving from Brisbane metro.

Rural and remote opportunities

Have a passion for improving people’s lives? A health career in regional, rural and remote Queensland will give you a career with purpose, plus excellent benefits and allowances.

Rural and remote relief program

We have opportunities for allied health professionals to work in short term relief roles in our rural and remote areas.

Great work-life balance

Find out about your leave entitlements and watch Stacey’s story about her day-to-day life as an mental health team leader living in regional Queensland.

Interested in a career in allied health

Not sure if a health career is for you? Why not start with a Cert III and get some hands on experience as an allied health assistant. Or dive right in to a Cert IV and choose a specialty area in allied health or work as an optical dispenser.

Choose your own health career

Hear from our team

Jessica Anderson

Inpatient Podiatrist
Cairns Hospital

Cairns is a wonderful place to live. The work-life balance is great, so you have time to enjoy the great outdoors. From a career point of view, you get to see a variety of different patient presentations and you often must think outside the box. Clinicians who work in rural settings bring with them unique problem-solving skills.

Lisa Baker

Allied Health Interprofessional Clinical Educator

Working rurally, I’ve been provided so many amazing opportunities in my career. I love the flexible and supportive team environment, minimal commute time, a rewarding clinical environment, and many and varied opportunities such as post-graduate training, fellowships and projects. I also love the relaxed vibe and interconnections in our rural towns.


Jacob Spatuzzo

Senior Cardiac Scientist
Mount Isa Hospital

The opportunity for your career working in a rural town is not something you get many chances at in bigger cities. I was placed on the rural generalist pathway with the support of Queensland Health and this opportunity to broaden my skills would almost be out of reach otherwise.

Last updated: April 2024