Sophie Furphy

Certificate III in Individual Support

RTO: Australian Employment and Training Solutions

Employer: Emmerton Park

School: Smithton High School

As a year 12 student in 2020 she began her School-based Traineeship at Emmerton Park the only residential aged-care facility in the Circular Head district. Sophie’s long-term goal is to be a Registered Nurse. Instead of choosing a purely academic pathway to university Sophie thought the school-based traineeship would provide her with an insight into working in the health industry as well as valuable practical experience. Sophie also sees the role as an opportunity to give back to her community by supporting these people who have grown up and helped shape Circular Head.