Healthy Role Models
Trainee Sterilisation Assistant at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital, Janine Hart, talks about her career in sterilising medical instruments to a group of indigenous students as part of the 'Healthwise' Careers Expo.
'Healthwise' is an event aimed at providing careers information and some hands-on experience to young people, in particular, aged 13-19 in the health care industry. This event is aimed directly at young Indigenous Australians and is the first of its kind.
At 'Healthwise', students have a chance to meet and speak one-on-one with health industry professionals, map out career paths, see and experience various activities within the health sector - all in the setting of one of RPA Hospital. ‘Healthwise’ also involves an address and custom made video, a Q&A panel with industry professionals, and an expo to allow students to ask questions and experience what it is like to work in health services.
There are a myriad of industry departments involved: Sydney South West Area Health Service; AIG; NSW Ambulance Service, and RPA Hospital.