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Information for Students and Speech Pathologists

Speech Pathologists working in Cairns Hospital have the opportunity to experience a variety of different areas. These include medical, surgical, women's health, paediatrics, special care baby nursery, intensive care, medical imaging, coronary care, emergency, oncology, palliative care, aged care, outpatients, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and stroke.

If you are interested in applying for a speech pathology position, check Work For Us for any currently available positions.

Please note: Speech pathologists who wish to practice in Queensland are required to be registered with the Speech Pathology Board of Queensland.


Cairns Hospital offers educational opportunities for Speech Pathology students in the tropical climate of North Queensland.

Before students can begin placement, Queensland Health requires that the Student Orientation Package is read and the Student Orientation Checklist  completed. Find further information about clinical placements here.

New Graduates

Cairns Hospital offers job opportunities for first year graduate speech pathologists. Support, mentoring, and supervision are provided for all new graduates.

New graduate study sessions (coordinated by the Clinical Education Support Officer), provides a learning context to further develop clinical skills and knowledge. Informal support from both senior clinicians and other new graduate clinicians is ongoing.

New graduates participate in 6 monthly rotations in service areas such as:

  • Acute care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Oncology
  • Older persons service

New Graduate positions are advertised through Queensland Health towards the end of each year, with interviews occurring in October through the Centralised New Graduate Recruitment Process.

Current vacancies - Work For Us

Last updated: 1 August 2013