Academy continues to pave way for a great career start

The success of the Caboolture Health Academy continues to grow as more local students take up the opportunity to train at Caboolture Hospital.

Caboolture Health Academy

Caboolture Health Care Academy class of 2017 students include Mary Deng (St Columban’s College), Molli Robinson (Tullawong State High School), Zac Coutts (Caboolture State High School), Emily Leishman (Deception Bay State School) and Jesse Baker (St Columban’s College).

Caboolture Hospital Executive Director Dr Lance Le Ray said it was great to see the community embracing this unique training program which was providing real life skills and career pathways for our local students.

“This year, we welcome a further 15 students who will work toward gaining a Certificate II in Health Support Services, ” Dr Le Ray said.

“The number of schools participating in the Academy is doubling as we welcome new students from Tullawong High School and Deception Bay State High School.

“The Caboolture Health Care Academy will give these eager young adults a fabulous opportunity to experience first-hand how a hospital operates.”

As part of the Academy, teachers and hospital staff will work closely with the group of students who will complete a learning program at TAFE and gain on the job training at Caboolture Hospital.

“The skills and knowledge they will gain throughout the year will open up new career pathways, and support them to understand what they want to do when they leave school,” Dr Le Ray said.

The Year 11 students all live locally in Caboolture, Morayfield, Deception Bay, Ningi, Beachmere, Toorbul and Elimbah.

The students, if successful, will complete their qualification by undertaking on-the-job training as operational support workers, patient porters and food services staff one day a week at Caboolture Hospital.

The 2017 intake includes six students from Caboolture State High School, seven students from St Columban’s College, two students from Tullawong High School and one student from Deception Bay State High School.

Among them is Caboolture High School student Zac Coutts, who is following in the footsteps of his sister who graduated last year from the Academy.

“I thought it was a good opportunity to develop life skills and become a ward person,” Zac said.

“I see the Academy as a good base to continue down that path. I want to help people.”

The Caboolture Health Care Academy was a partnership between local high schools, TAFE Queensland Brisbane (Caboolture Campus) and Caboolture Hospital.

For further information about the Academy, please contact

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