Careers in health are fulfilling and rewarding. At VACCHO we’re here to help you find your health career pathway in the Aboriginal Community Control sector.

VACCHO is Victoria’s peak representative health body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and champions community control and health equality for our communities.

We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing sector.

We employ a motivated and dedicated workforce with diverse knowledge, skills and professional ability that align with our values.

  • Empowerment
  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Optimism

VACCHO, together with our 32 member organisations, is the largest employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria. We provide career pathways into the Aboriginal Community Control and Aboriginal health sector as well as workforce development support to our member organisations. We do this through traineeships, placements, cadetships, accredited courses and informal training.

Why work with us?

Our people provide vital services for our Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) membership that strive for health equality and optimum health outcomes for all Aboriginal and  Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.

The work we do at VACCHO is fulfilling and rewarding however at times can present challenges unique to our sector. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us. It is essential that our staff are supported while they carry out the important work we do for our member ACCOs.


We are committed to ensuring our staff maintain a healthy work-life balance. We know that in our line of work we often face challenges unique to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing sector. We aim to create a sustainable work environment with practical support to help balance the challenges and ensure the wellbeing of our staff.

Supportive leave conditions

All staff at VACCHO enjoy generous personal leave provisions over National Employment Standard requirements.

Diversity and inclusion

VACCHO is committed to welcoming and embracing the diversity of cultures,
identities, gender, sex, and sexually diverse identities and expressions, experiences, beliefs, and values of all people.

We believe in the right for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity at all times, and that all people who work for, govern or undertake work at or visit us should at all times feel safe and included.

Learning and development

We support staff learning and professional development from a variety of internal and external training opportunities and activities.

Culture and Community

Culture and Community is at the heart of everything we do at VACCHO.
VACCHO was formed in 1996 based on Aboriginal communities’ desire to work collaboratively to provide holistic health and wellbeing services to Aboriginal Victorians and to form a collective, united voice to government.

To this day VACCHO’s mandate remains largely unchanged: build the capacity of its membership, advocate for issues on their behalf, identify priorities for funding and ensure Communities’ health and well being needs are met in a culturally appropriate manner.

We embrace and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at work and encourage staff to live by and share their unique customs and traditions.

Salary Packaging

Taxation legislation in Australia provides significant tax concessions for employees of not-for-profit organisations, such as VACCHO. Simply put, our staff can access tax-effective salary packaging benefits that increases their take-home pay.

We encourage staff to take full advantage of the salary packaging benefits available to them.
You can increase your take-home pay by salary packaging your:

  • personal expenses (e.g. mortgage, rent, rates, loans, school fees etc.) and
  • dining and accommodation expenses.

Career Pathways

Keen to work in the Aboriginal Community Control sector or work in Aboriginal health care? There are a number of different pathways you can explore to find the right fit for you and have a long fulfilling career supporting Community.


& Programs


Aboriginal Medical
Cadetship Program


Working at your
local organisation


The Learning


Feel free to get in touch with VACCHO HR with any job opportunity questions.

Keen to work at VACCHO? Submit an Expressions of Interest (EOI). Download an EOI form here. 

Your EOI should include a Cover Letter outlining your interests, experience and qualifications as well as an updated Resume.

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