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Allied Health Locums

Eligible allied health professionals

To be eligible to work as a locum for the Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP) and receive the additional incentives and allowances associated with the program, you must be registered as one of the following professions:

  • Aboriginal health worker (Certificate IV)
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental & Oral Health Professional
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • General Dentist
  • Medical Radiation Scientist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Orthoptist
  • Osteopath
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Radiographer
  • Radiographer (with Fast Scan)
  • Social Worker
  • Social Worker – Child Protection
  • Speech Pathologist

How our program works

Submit your expression of interest, and our team will guide you through our application process to become a Rural LAP aged care locum. Once credentialed, we will contact you when suitable opportunities are available. We will put you forward for positions you agree to apply for and support you throughout your placement if you are successful.

While on placement, you’ll receive an hourly wage plus superannuation, an incentive of $150 per working day and a $100 travel allowance. We also arrange and pay for your travel and accommodation. 

Join our locum team and help us to alleviate aged care workforce shortages in rural and remote Australia.

Eligibility criteria

Entitlement to work in Australia

In addition to practising one of the eligible positions, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Australia
  • have current, unrestricted professional registration in your field of practice.
Minimum credentials

Rural LAP Aged Care registered locums must also meet the established minimum credentials.