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Indigenous Health Education Co-ordinator

Apply now Job No:511451
Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($79,200.25 - $85,067.08)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH)

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Darling Downs Health (DDH) and South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS). We support nursing, midwifery, allied health students and health professionals to develop a high quality and highly skilled workforce across regional, rural and remote Southern Queensland.

SQRH is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMTP). SQRH is funded to engage with the local communities to support the delivery of training to students, maintain and progress an evidence base and the rural health research agenda, support improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.

For more information about SQRH, please click here.

About This Opportunity

This is an exciting and newly-created position that has been created to facilitate the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. In this position, you will identify and coordinate culturally appropriate and accurate Indigenous Health education training for our students undertaking rural placements, as well as managing the relevant student completion rates. Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with relevant health schools and the ATSIS Units at both UQ and USQ to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues into the rural training curricula of health disciplines.
  • Ensuring all health students receive appropriate cultural training before undertaking placements in communities.
  • Engaging and collaborating with Indigenous health organisations and traditional owner groups to identify 
  • Identify and coordinate specific educational, training and support programs for our rural Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce.
  • Provide advice and guidance to SQRH staff on Indigenous social and health issues, to improve and inform culturally safe practices.

This position can be located at either Toowoomba or Charleville. Regular travel can be expected across the Darling Downs and South West Queensland. Some attendance at programs or events outside of normal business hours may be required.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will bring demonstrated knowledge of coordinating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Education and Cultural Capability training. This will be partnered with experience in the higher education or Indigenous health sector, with a particular focus relating to diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols and culturally appropriate collaboration. This experience will drive you to support the provision of culturally safe rural experiences for students on clinical placements. Finally, you will bring strong communication skills that will enable you to communicate sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, both within the University and the broader community.

This is an identified position and the occupant must be of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent under section 25 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This position can be full-time or part-time, and is a fixed term position until 31 December 2021, with the possibility of extension subject to Commonwealth funding.

At HEW level 6, the base salary will be in the range $79,200 - $85,067, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range 92,664 - $99,528.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Fitness Passport, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 511451_Indigenous Health Educator Co-ordinator_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Geoff Argus (Director, SQRH) via 

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter, outlining your motivation for the position and how you meet the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages)

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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