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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Intern Allocation Initiative

The purpose of the initiative is to promote the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical graduates in the Queensland Health workforce. Eligible applicants can apply to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Intern Allocation Initiative to be allocated to their first preferenced hospital.

Eligibility

Applicants wishing to access the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Intern Allocation Initiative will be:

  • Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander descent; or accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait person by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which they live
  • Group A applicant

Eligible candidates who wish to participate in the Initiative are required to submit documentation as outlined in the supporting documentation section below, as part of their online application.

How to apply

On your application, at Step 3 – Other Details you need to:

  • Select ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Intern Allocation Initiative’
  • Advise which hospital you wish to work at

Note: Please ensure that the hospital you nominate in this section is the same as your first preference in the preferences section of the intern application

After applications close, you will receive an email that advises the:

  • due date; and
  • method of submission

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application when first round offers (Applicant group A) are released.

Supporting documentation

Applicants must provide:

  • A declaration of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (a signed statutory declaration (DOCX 539 kB) is an acceptable form of declaration for this purpose; or
  • Confirmation of acceptance as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which they live (such information must be provided by an incorporated community organisation, association or body where the majority of members of the governing body are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders or both. The confirming organisation must exist at the time of the intended purpose of the confirmation. An original or notarised copy of a ‘letter of confirmation’ (DOCX 541 kB), is an acceptable form of confirmation for this purpose; and
  • A statement as to why you want to work at a particular hospital

All documents must be certified by a Commissioner for Declarations, Justice of the Peace, Solicitor (or other approved delegate) as true copies of the originals.

Review of applications

Applications are assessed by the Panel prior to the ballot process.

The panel will consist of the following members,

  • A representative of the Medical Advisory and Prevocational Accreditation Unit, Queensland Department of Health
  • A representative of the Department of Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division
  • A representative of the Department of Health Workforce Strategy Branch

The panel will review the documentation provided to confirm the eligibility of applicants to be allocated to an intern position under the Initiative. The Panel may contact candidates if any additional information is required for the application to be properly considered.

The panel will offer endorsement of applications to the existing intern recruitment campaign Review Committee, which will confirm the applicant’s exemption from the ballot process.

If there are more eligible applicants than positions available at a particular facility, applicants will be directly contacted to discuss options.

Applicants who have been confirmed as eligible by the panel will be exempt from the ballot process and allocated to the facility nominated as first preference in their intern application.

Note: Applicants wishing to access the Initiative must meet all standard requirements of the intern recruitment campaign and are subject to established pre-employment requirements conducted by the Hospital and Health Services.

Last updated: 6 April 2020