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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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Students excel in aged care roles

As a part of CheckUP’s Youth Industry Partnerships for Education and Employment (YIPEE) program, seven students from Heatley Collage completed work experience at St. Vincent’s Aged Care in Douglas, Townsville.

After completing their work experience, the students were extended offers of employment at the facility.

St. Vincent’s Aged Care arranged a celebratory event to introduce the students to their forthcoming roles and the residents they will be assisting. The students engaged with the residents, fostering a sense of community and inclusion, for both the students in their upcoming roles and the residents they will be assisting.

It is great to be able to collaborate with organisations like St. Vincent’s Aged Care Douglas, who are committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive environment for students.

Working together with the YIPEE program, CheckUP and Heatley Secondary Collage teams is an excellent initiative that promotes diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for Indigenous youth. It not only provides students with valuable skills and exposure to different career paths but also fosters understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and perspectives in the workplace. We now look forward to the future and how we can offer meaningful and sustainable employment to make a positive difference to the students’ lives and improve outcomes for our residents.

Wayne Delamont
Human Resources & Indigenous Program Specialist
St Vincent’s Care & Private Hospitals QLD

Youth Industry Partnerships for Education and Employment

The Youth Industry Partnerships for Education and Employment project (YIPEE) aims to foster effective school-to-work transitions for schools with a significant proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Far North Queensland, through the implementation of partnerships and support provided by a School to Industry Transition Officer.

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