Ability Action Australia Graduate Programs & Internships

We are a national therapy services provider. Every day and in many ways, we are here to help NDIS participants – children, adolescents and adults – get more out of life. Our work is much needed, vitally important and life-changing for our clients and their families.

Application Process

  1. Application

    The first step is to complete our application form and attach your current CV. If your CV isn’t quite current, you can email our Talent Acquisition Team to arrange a more informal conversation.

  2. Phone Call

    We will then be in contact to arrange a phone chat. This will be a chance for you to ask any questions you have about the program and learn more about Ability Action Australia. Our Talent Acquisition team are a speedy bunch so expect to hear back from us within 48 hours of your application.

  3. Interview

    You will then be invited to an interview with one of our leaders from the location you wish to work. We will ask you to take us through your placement experience and tell us a bit more about yourself. We will also ask about skills that you migh…

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Graduate Program

Our Graduate Program

When you join Ability Action Australia in permanent role through our Action Packed Graduate Program, you’ll be embarking on a rewarding career and the opportunity to make a genuine difference in the lives of so many.

Our graduate program offers you industry leading training over a period of 12 months, there really is no better place to start your career in allied health.

You will be:

  • Joining a fun team environment
  • Receiving ongoing support, mentoring and professional development training
  • Provided with constant opportunities to learn
  • Allocated a dedicated Buddy peer who will guide you through your first months
  • Encouraged to reach your full potential
  • Making an impact

Key Program Dates

As our business continues to grow, so does our appetite for incredible talent who are ready to empower people to live a more meaningful life. We have multiple Graduate Program intakes each year, so please look out for the following programs:

2023

  • January/February – Applications open
  • July/August – Applications open

2024

  • January/February intake
  • July/August intake

What does Ability Action Australia offer Graduates?

We know that taking the leap from university to the workforce can be daunting, so we’ve designed a strong, contemporary graduate program that will set you up for success. You can expect a year that is:

Packed with support

Including three levels of supervision and a clinical ‘ramp up’ program to build your case load gradually.

A 12-month program that sets you on the road to success

Ability Action Australia will provide you with a well-rounded knowledge base that sets you up for success, while providing three dedicated layers of built-in supervision and mentorship to ensure you are supported as you learn.

Level 1: Clinical learning and understanding
Our Graduate Program is custom designed to build your capability and confidence as a clinician. Over the course of the year, the program will cover core clinical areas relevant to your discipline which will sharpen your broader skills and competence as a clinician. It will also provide you with experience across different streams of practice, so that you can find your areas of passion. You’ll build relationships with specialise clinicl leads who will upskill and mentor you in these areas, so you can build the perfect career progression pathway for you.

Level 2: Non-technical and case management skills
At the same time, we’ll work with you to develop your non-technical skills and ‘soft skills’. These skills are essential in developing professional language and behaviour, managing challenging workplace circumstances and having difficult or assertive conversation with participants or carers. You’ll take part in scenario-based learning, that you can put into practice as you begin to work with your first participants and their families.

Level 3: Professional and work coaching within your cohort
When you join Ability Action Australia, you’ll be part of a cohort of new graduates supporting each other and navigating exciting new territories. This level of supervision works within your cohort and helps you to develop the professional skills you need to successfully manage your activity, your forecasting, and your time, so you can grow into a competent clinician with the ability to develop and successfully manage a caseload that is rewarding and challenging.

Packed with development

With opportunities through our own Learning and Development team and at our parent company, MedHealth.

Our Action Packed Graduate Program is a 12 months program, designed to accelerate your learning and development within a nurturing and supportive environment. You will be provided with constant opportunities to learn throughout attending workshops, short courses and embed this knowledge through supervision and drop-in discussion forums. Professional development and learning opportunities are also available through the MedHealth Academy.

Packed with benefits

Like an industry-leading salary package and numerous benefit and incentive programs.

Because you support so many of our participants, we support graduates and all our team members through a range of further benefits that will help you thrive.

These benefits include:

  • Above-average salary package
  • Car allowance
  • Laptop
  • Smartphone
  • Incentive program
  • Relocation packages
  • 12-month retention bonus for some locations
  • Comprehensive induction process to get you off to a great start
  • In-house supervision
  • Unparalleled internal and external supervision opportunities
  • Unlimited career growth options through Ability Action Australia and our parent company, MedHealth

Plus, through MedHealth our people have access to still further benefits to support health and wellbeing. These added benefits include:

  • Paid parental leave: we value the health and wellbeing of your growing family. We offer a combination of paid and unpaid time off and other ways to support you including help to prepare you for returning to work, and help finding childcare
  • Flexible working hours: we’ve embraced flexibility and agile working, which says work is an activity and not a place
  • Health and wellness: we’ve partnered with national health insurance providers to offer our team members discounted rates on a range of products
  • Travel club: our partnership with Travel Club provides all employees with easy access to a wide range of unique travel deals
  • Salary packaging: take your pre-tax dollars further with the ability to access a range of salary packaging goods and services
  • Star finder referral program: help grow our successful team by referring candidates to any role, anywhere, at any time, and be rewarded
  • Novated leasing: our partnership with Smart Salary provides all team members with the ability to finance their vehicle through novated leasing

Packed with enjoyment

To build a caring, supportive and fun environment, where both teams and individuals flourish.

We work with pride and passion as we support people to get more out of life today. We’re focused on building a supportive and collaborative environment and that starts with our Action Packed Graduate Program where you will join like-minded peers to make a genuine difference to the lives of people living with disability. Our rewarding work is also packed with enjoyment. We take the time to catch up with colleagues, enjoy team events, celebrate our successes and continually grow our inclusive team culture.

Application Process

  1. Application

    The first step is to complete our application form and attach your current CV. If your CV isn’t quite current, you can email our Talent Acquisition Team to arrange a more informal conversation.

  2. Phone Call

    We will then be in contact to arrange a phone chat. This will be a chance for you to ask any questions you have about the program and learn more about Ability Action Australia. Our Talent Acquisition team are a speedy bunch so expect to hear back from us within 48 hours of your application.

  3. Interview

    You will then be invited to an interview with one of our leaders from the location you wish to work. We will ask you to take us through your placement experience and tell us a bit more about yourself. We will also ask about skills that you might bring to the role, and the ones you want help to develop.

  4. Reference Checks

    We will ask you to provide two contacts so we can conduct reference checks.

  5. Offer

    Following the interview, our Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch to make an offer. If you are unsuccessful, we will provide detailed feedback to help set you up for success for your next interview experience.

Katee

Ability Action Australia

Straight out of school I entered university to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science before transferring to a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. I was drawn to OT as I love helping people be the best they can be and wanted a role where I could build relationships and work together with people to achieve their goals.

I came aboard the Ability Action Australia Graduate Program in early 2021. I’m really enjoying the support, guidance and encouragement they offer to be the best I can be in my chosen career. The team are always encouraging me to meet my personal goals and expand my s…

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Maddy

Ability Action Australia

I always knew I wanted to work within the health sector, so I started a Nutrition and Dietetics degree. I soon discovered it wasn’t really what I wanted, so I took some time off to travel. During those travels I met an Occupational Therapist who introduced me to this unique way of supporting people. It was then and there I decided to complete a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

After my studies, I joined Ability Action Australia because I was excited by the flexibility, work culture and further training offered through the graduate program. I’m really keen to continue to grow my skills so I can make a difference in partici…

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Shirley

Ability Action Australia

I worked for 35 years in a different sector, but as I looked to my future I wanted to do something that would enable me to gave back to my community. I’d been inspired by some OTs that had supported by daughter when she was unwell and also my father when he had a stroke. I saw the positive impact of their work first hand, so I started to investigate OT career options.

It has certainly turned out to be a perfect choice for me. The best thing about my job is helping clients achieve their goals while continually increasing my knowledge base. My senior supervisor is fantastic, and the onboarding training at the start of the…

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Sarah

Ability Action Australia

I always knew that I wanted to work in a profession that involved interacting with people and helping others. During high school, I wasn’t really aware of what OT was, however after doing some research and talking to a few OT’s, I felt that there was no other career choice for me! So, after graduating high school in 2018, I went straight into studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, where I am about to enter my final year.

I am very passionate and excited about starting this career. Every day I get the chance to support people in ways I never thought possible, while I also get to work to…

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