Join as a Graduate


Calling new Graduate Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.


Early Start Australia is a growing organisation currently with clinics in the Australia Capital Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Victoria and Western Australia, and we are looking for graduate therapists who will complete their studies in 2020 to join our team.

All new graduates will have the opportunity to complete a four-day Graduate Workshop and be part of a new graduate support network. The program includes monthly training sessions, local supervision and mentorship.

The positions are ongoing and permanent (with a three-month trial period) and we will support you to build your career while providing continuity and service excellence to our clients.

By joining Early Start Australia you will:

  • Support children and their families living to achieve their goals that will give their life meaning and purpose, and support social change
  • Be part of a team that has a strong commitment to a positive culture and delivering outcomes that make a real difference to people’s lives
  • Be part of a national allied health organisation with opportunities to work around the country

Benefits and perks

  • You will be an employee, not a contractor – paid annual, personal leave, public holidays and insurance coverage
  • A laptop
  • Be part of a national organisation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training in evidence-based, best practice assessment, therapy and support programs
  • Administrative and practice management support
  • Access to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Clinical supervision, professional development, coaching and mentoring
  • Individual professional development budget
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Access to Employee Assistance Counselling
  • Access to Employment Hero – with access to Hero Shop – a discount marketplace with hundreds of products on offer at reduced prices, from groceries to movie tickets and electronics

We are actively recruiting graduates across all states and territories.

Once you have obtained your AHPRA or SPA registration, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@earlystartaustralia.com.au to register your interest including which location and discipline (occupational therapist, speech pathologist, physiotherapist, psychologist) you are seeking employment in.




“It was such a great opportunity to participate in the new graduate training program with ESA. I enjoyed meeting other new graduate therapists from different practices as I was able to build connections with people who are also entering the workforce as newly qualified health professionals. I particularly appreciated the Q&A session with previous new graduate therapists who provided us with helpful tips and tricks for graduate life. I also valued hearing from speech pathologists and physiotherapists as it provided me with multidisciplinary knowledge I will be able to utilise throughout my career. I am grateful to ESA for providing me with such a valuable learning opportunity which has enabled me to make a smooth transition from student to therapist.”

Mikaylah – Occupational Therapist



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