Northern Territory

Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)

Employer: Danila Dilba 

Darren Braun is a proud Ngalakan Kaytetye Arrernte man who trained as a dancer/performing artist in a previous life. He moved into Indigenous health because he wants to help his mob navigate a culturally safe passage to access quality health services.

He completed a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care in 2019 while he was employed as a trainee Aboriginal Health Practitioner with Danila Dilba.

Darren said the course changed him and grounded him, motivating him to take charge of his own health and make better choices.

Becoming a trainee at the age of 35 wasn’t always easy, but Darren was prepared for it. Focused and determined, he drew on his resilience and ability to adapt.

Darren said there is a need for male Aboriginal health practitioners and now that he has completed his training, he’s eager to continue making a difference in the lives of the people he helps each day.