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Entry Pathways into Health Careers

Entry Pathways into health careers

Health Inspirations and Koori Kids Futures: Work Experience

Health Inspirations and Koori Kids Futures are exciting and fun work experience opportunities available for local high school students. Through interactive learning, students are encouraged to reflect on their interests, skills and personal attributes, and how these may complement their career choices. It also exposes students to a variety of potential health careers by introducing them to a range of health professionals.

Download an example of the Health Inspirations Career Posters completed by previous groups [PDF].

VET in Schools

The Human Services Curriculum Framework course is a year 11 and 12 school subject, is delivered through NSW Health Registered Training Organisation (RTO) 90198 to Government and Private/Catholic school students in the NBMLHD.

This is an Industry Curriculum Framework developed course, which means, it was developed by the NSW Board of studies in consultation with the Health Industry.

On completion of this course the student will:

  • Obtain a nationally recognised qualification in either of the following:
    • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) [360 indicative hours – 6 HSC credit units]
    • HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (240 indicative hours – 4 HSC credit units)
  • Allow results from the optional Human Service Higher School Certificate examination (HSC) to count towards their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Applications for this course are managed through the EVET System and will available via the EVET system early in term three, the year prior to delivery. Schools will be expected to enter a student’s expression of interest into the EVET system.

For further information on the program students should speak first with their School Careers Advisor or contact

Aboriginal Traineeships

Traineeships are offered in NBMLHD for Aboriginal and Torres Islander People. There are numerous qualifications and career opportunities available.

For more information please contact Carolyn Pendrich

Aboriginal Cadetships

The Aboriginal Cadetship program provides opportunities for Aboriginal people to gain education and employment in the field of nursing and midwifery. The program aims to increase the number of Aboriginal nurses and midwives working in NSW and to improve career development opportunities for Aboriginal employees working in the public health system.

Cadets must be enrolled in a recognised course to study as a registered nurse or registered midwife. Whilst they are studying, the cadets are employed by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District to work on a ward for 12 weeks/year as assistants in nursing or midwifery: this allows them to gain valuable clinical experience.

Recruitment is through the NSW Nursing and Midwifery Office; application criteria and forms may be found on the NSW Health website or contact NBMLHD Coordinator




Tuesday, 11 February 2020 9:22:30 AM