IAHA Northern Territory High School to Health Careers Program

Are you an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Student studying at University or Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

Applications NOW OPEN for the IAHA Northern Territory High School to Health Careers Program.

Would you like to know more about health care in the Northern Territory and an opportunity to inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to pursue a career in Health?

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) are hosting a unique experience to enable University and eligible VET Health Students to travel to the NT and visit local schools and communities to inspire the next generation of students to take up a career pathway into health.

IAHA are strongly committed to contributing to closing the gap. This experience will be part of a transformative and enduring learning opportunity. Students will be offered the opportunity to visit health clinics and meet local health professionals in the NT as part of the High School to Health Careers Program. 

Keen to find out what the IAHA High School to Health Careers Program is all about?  To view a snapshot of the IAHA High School to Health Careers Program, Central Australia Experience (2019) – please check out some of our IAHA student members talking about their visit to Yirara College, Alice Springs.

Expressions of Interest are now open to IAHA student members to attend this fantastic opportunity. To be part of it you need to act soon.

IAHA 2020 Top End Experience

(Including visits to Katherine and Darwin communities)
Dates: Friday 6th March to Saturday 14th March

Top End Experience will include an opportunity to participate in the Remote Health Experience Weekend (7th-9th March) in Katherine, hosted by Flinders University, NT. Follow this link for more information.

Travel expenses will be covered by IAHA. This includes flights, accommodation and most meals. You don’t need to have experience with remote high school visits but you will need to: 

  • be able to speak confidently about your studies and promote health careers to groups and in one-on-one situations,
  • be able to conduct a workshop with several high school students at a time demonstrating ‘hands-on’ activities related to your health discipline,
  • target and adapt information to different student groups and ensure content is age appropriate and relevant,
  • be a strong team player and adhere to the IAHA Code of Conduct,
  • be willing to undertake a clinical observation experience, 
  • be willing to travel to local high schools and small remote communities (with the support of IAHA staff) and talk about your journey into your chosen health career pathway.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek permissions from their course coordinators/lecturers prior to applying for the program. IAHA can assist by providing a letter of support to your university or workplace if you succeed in being selected for this experience. 

Contact:

Kylie Stothers, Director, Workforce Development for further information on the program – kylie@iaha.com.au or Cailah Welch, Executive Assistant – cailah@iaha.com.au 

Apply Now