Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Employer: Redcliffe Hospital
GTO: Australian Training Company
Jennifer Myers is a School-based Trainee at the Redcliffe Hospital as an Allied Health Assistant, working toward a Certificate III while she finishes Grade 12 at North Lakes State College.
A vocational education and training pathway appealed to Jennifer because she wanted to further explore what was involved in a career in allied health, focusing towards occupational therapy.
When she finishes her traineeship, Jennifer will have gained skills in five sectors of allied health, including medical imaging, dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
Jennifer is confident she has made the right choice for her future career pathway as she will be able to start university one step ahead of her peers, thanks to her qualification and past two years of work experience.
She also encourages her friends and younger brother to pursue a VET qualification, telling them it’s the best pathway to set them up with practical experience and understanding before they move into their future career.