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Given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CheckUP will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on industry and schools. CheckUP will continue to develop and adapt their program appropriately and in line with the evolving situation.

The Health Gateway to Industry Schools project aims to develop school students' knowledge and understanding of the varied roles available in the health workforce and improve their access to learning and experiential opportunities in Queensland's growing health sector.

Over the next 2 years, CheckUP will engage a wide network of schools, training providers, tertiary education institutions and health service providers to:

  • Provide experiential learning opportunities for students through classroom demonstrations, industry visits and work sampling projects with health industry employers.
  • Provide professional development and learning opportunities for teachers involved in health education and related programs.
  • Create vocational education and training (VET) opportunities for high school students with an interest in a future healthcare career.
  • Prepare students for and define pathways to further education and employment in health, with an aim to meet local workforce demands.

In collaboration with local providers, practical learning opportunities will be made available to students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and experience required to gain a rewarding future in the healthcare workforce. These will feature a broad range of health and allied fields, including:

  • allied health assistance
  • dental assistance
  • disability/aged care
  • health service operations
  • midwifery
  • nursing
  • pathology
  • patient support services
  • sterilisation.

Participating schools

Health Gateway to Industry Schools will be identified in regions across Queensland and supported to pilot the roll-out of the project.

Schools interested in partnering as Health Gateway to Industry Schools are requested to:

More information

This page will be updated with information on events, programs, school and industry engagement in the future.

Contact information

Contact the project manager.

Last updated 4 June 2020

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