Join as a Graduate

Early Start Australia 2023 Graduate Program

A good start for a brighter future in Allied Health

At Early Start, we know how important the beginning of a journey can be.

If you’ve recently graduated in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology or Psychology, we have positions available across Australia with our 2023 Graduate Program.

Our graduate program will give you opportunity to grow and specialise in your field while making a difference in the lives of children and their families.

A brighter future in allied health starts here.


When you join Early Start Australia you will

  • Deliver evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children, young adults and families to help them meet their growth and development goals
  • Be part of a passionate multi-disciplinary team of health professionals that make a real difference to people’s lives
  • Complete a two-week graduate induction with ongoing one-on-one support
  • Be offered a permanent full time or part time position
  • Have opportunities to work around the country, as part of a growing national allied health organisation


Creating brighter futures for children and their families

Early Start Australia is committed to delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children, young adults and families.

We are a growing organisation with over 48 clinics, located across every state and territory in Australia.

Our dedicated teams of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Speech Pathologists work with children to help them meet their growth and development goals.

We focus on supporting these children, and their families and carers, to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills and provide therapeutic support for children with developmental delays or disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder.

We want everyone to have the opportunity for a happy and healthy life.

Early Start Australia are part of the APM Group. We’re a diverse team of over 9,000 people across 11 countries with a shared purpose – to enable better lives. Our purpose is the common thread that lives in everything we do, and it starts with enabling better lives for our employees and their families too.


What you can expect from the program

When you join Early Start Australia, you’ll get to build career-long relationships with mentors and your graduate colleagues from day one.

All new graduates will complete a two-week induction, including graduate workshops, online training, and onboarding to your new clinic.

You’ll also have access to ongoing training sessions, local supervision, and mentorship to help you make a smooth transition from student to thriving therapist.

Graduate positions are all permanent full or part time roles that will support you to grow your skills.

As part of a national organisation there will be opportunities to work around the country as well as grow your career across multiple global brands and businesses within the APM Group.

Other benefits include paid annual leave, flexible working hours, competitive salary package and annual professional development allowance.


Meet the Graduate: Louis

After initially pursuing another degree and finding it wasn’t the right fit, Louis was inspired to pursue Occupational Therapy after his grandmother had a hip replacement.

A work experience in his final year of study gave him the direction he knew he wanted to take in his career. After joining the ESA Graduate program at the beginning of 2021, with the support of his mentor he’s laying the foundation of a solid career.

Join our team

Start your own bright future while making them for others.

Apply for the Grad Program

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