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Entry Pathways into Health Careers

Entry Pathways into health careers

Health Inspirations: Work Experience

Health Inspirations is an exciting and fun work experience opportunity offered by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, and available for local high school students. It delivers an interactive and engaging set of experiences that encourages students to learn and 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.

VET in Schools

The Human Services Curriculum Framework- HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course is delivered through NSW Health Registered Training Organisation (RTO)  90198 to Government and some Private/Catholic school students in the NBMLHD.

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

At the completion of this course the student will:

  • Obtain a nationally recognised qualification called: HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance
    This qualification includes group B electives recommended for assisting in nursing work in acute care.
  • Be eligible for 6 HSC credit units towards the 22 HSC credit units required for the award of the HSC.
  • 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 students expression of interest into the EVET system.
For further information on the program students should speak first with their School Careers Advisor or contact Course Coordinator Rosemary Lubyckij

Further information about this program is available in the Pre Enrolment Course Information Book [PDF]   

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




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