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Kick start your career in health with School-based Traineeships

Starting from 2024, students will dedicate one day per week during Term 1 and Term 2 to study a Certificate II in Health Support Services. This study will take place in a specialized Health Hub, focusing on developing essential foundational skills required before embarking on a School-based Traineeship. These foundational skills encompass various aspects related to the healthcare field and include;

  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Plan and apply time management
  • Provide first point of contact
  • Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • Prepare and maintain beds

And more….

The program will be held across across South East Queensland;

  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
  • Gold Coast
  • Logan
  • Brisbane Inner Suburbs
  • Moreton Bay
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Coast
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
  • Brisbane Southern Suburbs
  • Brisbane Eastern Suburbs
  • Ipswich
  • Scenic Rim
  • Gympie
School-based traineeships

What to expect

Key dates – 2024 Intake

Expressions of Interest open May 2023 to October 2023

Student applications due by October 2023

Welcome day events end of Term 3 2023

Enrolments close week 5 Term 4 2023

Students commence Week 2 Term 1 2024

Skills acquired

  • Recognise health body systems
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Health administration
  • Health promotion
  • Conducting health checks
  • Infection control
  • Customer service
  • Assist with movement
  • Manual handling
  • Understanding of individualised plans
  • Clinical safety application
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Safe work practices
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion

Course delivery

February 2024 – June 2024

  • In Year 11, Students complete the HLT23221 Certificate II in Health Support Services. This is delivered one day per week.
  • Trainee must complete on average 7.5 hours per week (375 hours, 50 days). Trainee to undertake studies in the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.
  • Students to access VETiS funding

July 2024 – June 2025

  • School-based Traineeship begins
  • Trainees attend the workplace one day per week.
  • Trainee must completed on average 7.5 hours per week (375 hours, 50 days)
  • Trainee to undertake studies in the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.
  • Combination of on the job learning classroom and online delivery

Employment pathways

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work in the following fields:

  • Aged care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private medical practices
  • Home and community care services
  • NDIS
  • Specialised Disability Accommodation

Some of Connect n Grows success stories

Nikki Bowes

Nikki has been with Connect ‘n’ Grow since 2015. She started in our original office in Vickers Road, Condon, to help out with some administration during a stint on maternity leave. This very quickly turned into more than a job. Nikki has held many roles within Connect ‘n’ Grow over the years and now leads vital relationships with our school partners.

Rick Phineasa

Rick began with Seed Foundation Australia in 2018. He is committed to growing young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth into employment pathways. Rick is an example of promoting within and is now the Operational Manager for Seed and CnG Employment. Rick is a firm believer that through education and employment, young First Nations students can become valued productive members of their families and their communities.

Rachel Knight

Rachel has been with Connect ‘n’ Grow since 2016. Over the years, Rachel has been known as an all-rounder. She has worked in Seed Foundation and CnG Employment and understands how all the elements work together to provide a one-stop employment model. Rachel is an example of a promotion within to become the Head of Corporate Services.

Farai Manwa

Farai worked in the early days at Connect ‘n’ Grow whilst completing a PhD at Southern Cross University. He coordinated relevant analyses, policy briefs business cases and program support across our Nutritional Health Promotion, Youth Awareness on University Education, Workforce Development and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools programs. Farai was integral in the initial submissions in getting Seed recognised a DGR-1 registered not-for-profit. His learnings and growth from Connect ‘n’ Grow have provided him with a solid foundation in development work applicable to global communities.

Naizel Enosa

Naizel Enosa from Badu Island in the Torres Straits is one of our first graduates from the original two-year program. He completed his Bachelor of Nursing degree at Deakin University and is now a Registered Nurse working through Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland.

Lahana Zaro

Lahana Zaro was a student at Kirwan State High School in Townsville. She completed a Certificate II in Health Support Services and Certificate III in Health Services Assistance whilst at school. Lahana completed a Traineeship at Cate’s Chemist as a Pharmacist Assistant once completed Year 12 and is now working there full-time.

Stevie Barrett

Stevie Barrett was a student at Gilroy Santa Maria College in Ingham. Shen completed her Certificate III in Health Services Assistance whilst at school. Stevie completed her Diploma of Nursing at the Mater Hospital in 2022. She now lives in Emerald and has been accepted into the casual pool for Central Highland / Emerald Hospital, with a possible position with Blue Care.

Sarita Lawyer

Sarita Lawyer is one of the original trainers where the program started at Abergowrie College. After many years of teaching Sarita completed a medical degree and works as a doctor in the Northern Territory. Sarita is also a Director on the Seed Foundation Australia Board.

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