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Healthy stories



This project is conducted by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC). It has involved the production of video resources to promote training and careers in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services and health. In particular, the resources promote the CHC08 Community services and HLT07 Health training packages and supplement other information and resources available on CS&HISC's Career support portal.

The series aims to increase the uptake of Apprenticeships and Certificate III qualifications in the CS&H sector by Indigenous people through raising their awareness about the qualifications and potential career paths.

The videos produced for this project profile the lives and jobs of five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have chosen to work in either community services or health in regional or remote communities in Australia. Personal stories are shared from the point-of-view of a:

Each video explores the storyteller's day-to-day tasks, reasons for wanting to work in the role and challenges faced on the journey to gain a qualification.

A companion video series features interviews with elders who had been working in the health or community sectors for many years. This video series is entitled Champions, and includes interviews with an ABC sports broadcaster and the CEO of a community controlled health service.

The Healthy stories project was funded by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations as part of the Industry Training Strategies Program.

The video resources are freely available online (see links below).

Abstract adapted from the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council


Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council Ltd
Level 13, 1 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
PO Box H61
Australia Square NSW 1215
Ph: (02) 8226 6600
Fax: (02) 8226 6601


Last updated: 29 May 2015
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