New Graduate Traineeship

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Our New Grad traineeship is well underway for 2019 with two amazing therapists on board.

We will keep you updated on the program at the end of the year.


Does the position finish after 12 months?

Yes. This is a traineeship designed to run over 12 months. At the completion of the program, you will have all the hand therapy basics under your belt and enough experience to be competitive in the hand therapy market.

How long does the application letter or video need to be?

Not an essay! Just a couple of paragraphs or a few mins to describe why you are applying.

When do applications close?

Early November.

When will a decision be made?

Interviews will be scheduled in November with final decision by late November.

I’m having difficulty uploading documents in my application. What can I do?

Please email any documents that didn’t upload to

What if I don’t have AHPRA registration by the time the traineeship starts?

All is well as long as you are eligible for registration and your application is underway.

Is the role based purely in Darwin?


What will the program look like?

The program is structured to sequentially cover all the foundational skills of hand therapy. Included is our renowned KickStart course, structured one on one mentoring as well as fortnightly case discussions and regular staff inservices. And of course you will carry a supported clinical load.

When would the traineeship be commencing?

Start date is in January

What assistance in regards to relocation costs is available?

We recommend you apply for the program through NT PHN as this way you will be eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs.

Is there any help finding accommodation?

This is up to you but some support can be found at NT PHN-Health Professionals Support Grant

I’ve heard it’s really hot in Darwin - what’s the climate like?

Darwin is a tropical city and has distinct wet and dry seasons with a build up between. Wet season is hot and humid with dramatic tropical storms from December to April. Average temperatures range from 24 - 33 °C with over 80% humidity.
Dry Season is dry with warm days and cool nights from May to August. Temperatures typically range from 21– 32°C however in the rural areas, the nights drop to 15°C or less.

Dry season is camping time which is a great opportunity to explore the Top End.

Does Darwin observe daylight saving time?

Like WA and Queensland, daylight saving is not observed in the Northern Territory. That means we remain on CST

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