Congratulations to the 2020 NT Aboriginal Health Academy Graduates and Award Winners
IAHA were proud to host the IAHA Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Academy (NTAHA) graduation in Darwin for the second year.
As part of IAHA’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Academy program, the NTAHA uses an innovative community-led learning model that has reshaped and redesigned how training and education can be delivered with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in high school. The NTAHA takes a holistic and supportive approach to health and success, embedding the centrality of culture.
This year, the Academy has had the privilege of working collaboratively with seven high schools in the Darwin region, stakeholders and host employers to successfully engage and retain students in their education and learning despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s graduation recognised five young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the NTAHA, completing Year 12 and graduating with a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance through a fully supported School-Based Traineeship, which involved on-the-job training and wrap-around support for an individual learning program.
The NTAHA also celebrated the 2020 Award winners and their outstanding achievements with their families, communities, government officials, and the broader IAHA support network.
Our graduating students were:
Whitney AhMat, Tianna Fitzgerald-Millar, Sarcora Giles-Morcom, Laila Olm and Lorraine Randall.
Our 2020 Academy Award Winners were:
NTAHA Inspiration Award – Lorraine Randall
NTAHA Local Champion Award – Elyssia Tallon Rosas
NTAHA Deadly Student Award – Toya Wilson-Norris
NTAHA Commitment Award – Porsche Cahill
NTAHA Student Choice Award – Lorraine Randall
NTAHA Future Health Leader Award – Tianna Fitzgerald-Millar