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Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA) and Northern Health have developed a School Based Traineeship Program whereby eligible students have the opportunity to complete a Certificate II in Business. Northern Health formed a partnership with AGA in 2016.
In 2018, five AGA students graduated from Certificate II in Business, and successfully completed their one day a week placement at Northern Health.
They worked in the following departments: People & Culture Front Reception, Ambulatory Care (Clinics and Business Centers), Women’s & Children’s Services (EA’s), Patient Experience and Quality, Project Management Office, Unit H & I, Northern Health Bundoora (Admin), Broadmeadows Hospital (Admin), Health information Services and Transformation P&C.
Emily Dawson, Director Organisational Capability, says two of these students will be staying on with us and working five days a week to complete their Certificate III.
“Having these students at Northern Health was a great experience for all. They were able to learn what it’s like to work in a health service and are now able to put their business administration studies into practice,” she said.
Northern Health aims to take on more students next year.
“We will be taking on seven more Certificate II students in 2019 and interviews will be taking place in partnership with AGA. I’d like to say a huge thanks to our staff and departments who support these young people in their first professional steps,” Emily said.