Out and About with IAHA in the NT

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Larry (IAHA Membership Officer) with Aboriginal Liaison Officers Christine and Elizabeth at Alice Springs Hospital

August was a busy month for IAHA staff and members who attended four 2015 Skills, Employment & Careers Expos, promoting careers in allied health careers and building relationships across communities in the Northern Territory.

IAHA Membership Officer Larry Brandy attended the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Alice Springs on 4 &5 August 2015 which was attended by over 800 people. There was a very steady flow of parents and some students on the Tuesday evening and on the Wednesday morning hundreds of students came through. He spoke to students about allied health careers and encouraged them think about different professions to see if they maybe interested in any. While in Alice Springs Larry also met with the Aboriginal Liaison Officers at Alice Springs Hospital and the Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) Undoolya Road.

IAHA Member Kylie Stothers, a Jawoyn woman and Katherine local, attended the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Katherine, NT on Monday 10 August 2015, where over 400 people attended. IAHA encourages and supports our members to attend community events and career expos to provide information and be role models for future generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved.

IAHA CEO Donna Murray promoted allied health careers at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Darwin on 11 & 12 August 2015 which was attended by 2166 students and another 980 members of the public. After squeezing in some meetings with key partners in Darwin to talk about allied health career pathways and opportunities for collaboration, Donna travelled on to Nhulunbuy to attend their career expo on Friday 14 August 2015 where she met with students and community members.

IAHA welcomes the opportunity to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communities, so if you are having a community event or expo and would like IAHA to attend, please fill in the online form found here.

August 28, 2015


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