General Practitioners (GPs) working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCOs) across Victoria are highly skilled and valued members of their multidisciplinary teams.
Aboriginal health provides a challenging and rewarding career unmatched in other general practice settings. GPs are immersed within local Aboriginal culture and undertake complex medicine. They manage a wide range of clinical presentations including:
- Chronic diseases
- Preventative health care
- Health promotion
- Public health
Supporting GPs are teams of nurses, Aboriginal health workers, medical receptionists, practice managers, and a diverse range of allied health workers from nutritionists, alcohol and other drug (AOD) counsellors.
GPs who work in Aboriginal health learn about local Aboriginal culture; experience comprehensive primary health care, are given great support and opportunities unique to Aboriginal health.
In addition to their medical clinics, ACCOs are holistic organisations offering a range of programs and services to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and Communities.
For more information:
- Download the VACCHO Statewide GP Workforce Strategy 2021 – 2031 (PDF, 1MB) here
- Read VACCHO’s Victorian ACCO GP Workforce Profile 2021 Report here
- Sign up to regular emails for GPs and practice managers and be advised of upcoming professional development opportunities and networking forums
- Contact our Statewide GP Workforce Strategy Coordinator
Inaugural VACCHO Statewide GP Gathering
Friday 27 May – Sunday 29 May | Echuca – Moama – Yorta Yorta Country
VACKH GP Workforce Working Group
VACCHO facilitates the GP Workforce Working Group, formed under the Victorian Advisory Council on Koori Health.
Training, upskilling, Cadetships, job opportunities