On 11 November 2016 Congress commenced orientation of trainees enrolled in Congress Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) Traineeship Program.
The trainees and tobacco action workers were welcomed by Congress Chairperson, Mr William Tilmouth who encouraged the trainees to think big throughout their training and career, and to consider the possibilities as they continue to further their careers in Aboriginal health.
A three (3) week orientation program was facilitated by the Clinical Educators and included an introduction to the clinical setting, first aid and study sign up.
The Alice Springs trainees have now commenced their rotations across Congress services, first aid training and study sign up and remote based trainees are now working in their community clinics.
All AHP trainees will study the Certificate IV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice in January 2017 with Batchelor Institute in Alice Springs.
We wish all our trainees great success with their studies and exciting futures in Aboriginal health.
“I want to be an Aboriginal Health Practitioner to be a good role model for my young family and use the skills that I learn at work to look after my family.” – AHP trainee, November 2016.