$10,000 Scholarship for Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist Graduates

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  •  Get a $10K Boost: If you're wrapping up your OT or Speech Pathology degree (masters or undergrad) in Dec 2024 or June 2025, we've got a sweet $10,000 scholarship to help you finish strong.
  • Kick-start Your Career: Start your journey with us at Aspect where we train and support you to become an expert in your field.
  • Be Part of the Change: Join our qualified team of therapists who are all about making a real difference for individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • We've Got Your Back: Dive into our tailored grad program designed to set you up for success.
  • Choose Your Scene: We have opportunities across multiple spots: Sydney, Albury, Newcastle, Illawarra, Ballina, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Northwest Tasmania, Fraser Coast.

Applications will close on Friday 14 June 2024. Don’t miss out!

See the terms and conditions for more information.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is one of Australia’s largest autism-specific service providers, with one of the biggest autism-specific school programs in the world. A not-for-profit organisation, we work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer driven.

Our comprehensive graduate program includes:

  • A combination of self-paced and guided modules covering introduction to the organisation to working with clients
  • Joint and shadow visits as you learn the ropes
  • An informative webinar series covering the latest evidence-based research
  • Child protection and safeguarding training
  • An Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Building your caseload gradually
  • Strong individualised support and supervision structure with both a clinical and operational focus tailored to your learning needs
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities worth approximately $1000 per year

What you bring:

  • Tertiary qualifications in speech pathology, occupational therapy or psychology
  • Eligible for membership with the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA for speech pathologists) or AHPRA (for occupational therapists)
  • Current driver’s licence, use of own vehicle for business purposes (reimbursed per km) and willingness to travel across your local community
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance
  • Working with Children Check for paid employment for the state you reside in
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ certificate. If you have not already completed the free module, click here to access it.
  • You may be required to provide an international police clearance

 Click here to view the position profile.  

What we offer:

As above, plus:

  • $78k to $84,000k p.a. salary package inclusive of superannuation + phone + laptop + reimbursement of daily work kms travelled + tolls
  • Tax-effective salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
  • A versatile working day, supporting three to four people each day
  • Leave entitlements including paid parental leave, generous sick/carer's leave, and an annual personal day for wellbeing


Successful candidates will progress through the following stages:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Interview with staff members.
  3. Reference checking and background checks completed. 
  4. Verbal offer made to successful applicants.
  5. Sign and return casual employment contract and agreement form.
  6. Complete onboarding forms.
  7. Receive payment of $10,000 scholarship.
  8. Complete your degree requirements.
  9. Send final transcript and accreditation paperwork to Aspect.
  10. Receive permanent, full time employment contract.
  11. Commence work at Aspect! 

To apply
Please attach your resume and include a cover letter which answers the following questions (no more than one A4 page/500 words)

  • Why do you want to work for Aspect?
  • What will you bring to the Aspect team?

Enquiries should be addressed to:

Rachel Kerslake, National Director of Individual and Community Services via email at [email protected]

Aspect is committed to increasing the number of Autistic staff and providing an inclusive workplace where everyone can feel that they belong. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, neurodivergent people, people with a disability, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to apply. We have a range of universal strategies to meet the needs of different people in our hiring processes and are happy to individualise these.

Learn more about us: www.autismspectrum.org.au

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  • Job type:Scholarships
  • Disciplines:
    Health, Physio and Occupational Therapy, Speech
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Locations:
    Canberra, Albury, Lismore,



    Feb 2025 (approx)

  • Salary


  • Closing Date:14th Jun 2024, 1:59 pm


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