Northern Health recently celebrated the graduating class of 2019 Business Administration and Community Services students at Northern Hospital Epping.
Of the graduating Certificate II students, Northern Health is offering placements to four students to complete their Certificate III in 2020.
Northern Health has a partnership with AGA Apprenticeships Plus to provide eligible students with the opportunity to complete a Certificate II in Business Administration or Certificate II in Community Services whilst completing Year 11 or 12.
Students attend placement one day per week across a number of departments including People & Culture, Women’s & Children’s Services and Ambulatory Care at Northern Hospital Epping, Broadmeadows Hospital and Bundoora Centre.
Penelope Grellet, Director of Organisational Capability, said, “At Northern Health, we are proud of our partnership with AGA, which enables local students access to work placements combined with the ability to complete a formal qualification.”
“The students bring passion and energy, and contribute to teams right across the organisation. This ongoing partnership is part of our commitment to the northern community as the largest employer in the region,” she added.
“I was really excited to learn new things about the hospital and I have learnt so much!” said Amanda Samuela, Cert II in Community Services Graduate.
The first School Based Traineeship Program (SBAT) commenced in 2017 with eight students. Since then, the program has grown to include the Certificate III in Business Administration qualification whereby students work full time at Northern Health for a period of 12 months.