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In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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CheckUP successfully hosts the inaugural Health Gateway to Industry Schools Forum

CheckUP hosted the inaugural Health Gateway to Industry Schools Forum on Friday 8 October 2021.

We would like to thank Hon. Di Farmer, the Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development for her opening speech and launch of the Health Gateway to Industry School project. We would also like to thank the Indigenous Dance Troupe from St James College for performing a great Welcome to Country to start the day. A special thank you to our Keynote speakers, Prof. Stephen Billett, Shaz Gerchow and Vicky Meyer. Thank you to the presenters from the morning and afternoon sessions as well as the panel. Thank you to our trade displays and sponsors for the day and finally a thank you to all of the delegates who took the time to attend both in person and virtually. Feedback from the event so far has been overwhelmingly positive.

Thank you to Gary from Armchair Medical for recording the day. Video recordings from the day can be viewed here.

Please find below a list of some presentations from the day:

Keynote speakers

Prof. Stephen Billett, Griffith University – Post-school pathway decision making (Part 1)

Prof. Stephen Billett, Griffith University – Post-school pathway decision making (Part 2)

Prof. Stephen Billett, Griffith University – Post-school pathway decision making (Handout)


Llew Paulger, Principal, Kelvin Grove State College – The Power of Partnerships

Alison Nelson, IUIH – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Pathways

Robyn Pedler, Sunnybank State High School – Transition to Employment

Concurrent Sessions

Adam Stephen, OSMAC – Work Placements

Juanine Passfield, AHPOQ – Allied Health Careers