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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Institute of Family Studies (2013)

What works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage: key learnings and gaps in the evidence: 2011-12.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report summaries the findings of the Closing The Gap Clearinghouse on the research and evaluation evidence collected for overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians. For this report the Clearinghouse focused on three of the seven Council of Australian Governments building blocks for overcoming disadvantage; early childhood, health and safe communities. It includes information on what works, what does not work and gaps in the evidence.

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New South Wales Ministry of Health (2013)

Year in review: health protection in NSW, 2012.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 105-118


Urbis (2012)

Assessment of the social outcomes of the Working on Country program.

Canberra: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities


Aboriginal Environmental Health Unit (2010)

Review of the NSW Health Aboriginal environmental health officer training program: summary report.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Health

This report provides an overview of the outcomes and recommendations of a 2009 external review of the Aboriginal Environmental Health Officer training program at the NSW Department of Health. It includes recommendations for future program delivery.

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Indigenous environmental health worker (2010)

Careers That Matter

This fact sheet, produced by the Industry Skills Council, listed the tasks Indigenous environmental health workers may perform.

It also provided general information on the personal attributes suited to the job, skills which are helpful for working in environmental health, qualifications needed and long term career opportunities.

The Careers That Matter website is no longer online, and the fact sheet no longer available.

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enHealth Council (2010)

Using the enHealth environmental health officer skills and knowledge matrix.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

The enHealth environmental health officer skills and knowledge matrix describes the skills and knowledge required to support the range of activities taken on as environmental health officers (EHO). The matrix includes:

  • a description of the skills and knowledge required to undertake the range of EHO roles
  • a statement of common EHO skills and knowledge applying across all states and territories
  • a statement of minimum skills and knowledge required.

Abstract adapted from enHealth

Environmental Health Committee (enHealth) (2010)

The role of environmental health officers in emergencies: stories from the front line.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This report features stories of the actions taken by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) during and after disasters in Australia. The report includes a chapter on the roles of EHOs during disasters in the Northern Territory, including two Indigenous community case studies:

  • responses to flooding in Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) in 2007
  • responses to flooding in Palumpa (Nganmarriyanga) in 2008-09.

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Environmental health officer (2010)

Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services

This fact sheet, produced by the Northern Territory Department of Health, is part of a series promoting a career within the department.

This resource provides information about the role of an Environmental Health Officer, and covers:

  • the jobs an Environmental Health Officer may undertake in their work
  • location of the work
  • qualifications
  • transfer of qualifications
  • salary.

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