The challenges I've faced during my Australian School-based Apprenticeship has given me the confidence to communicate effectively

Year 12 student Dimiti Andresen is an Australian School-based Apprentice at Centralian Senior College in Alice Springs.

Beginning a Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2015, Dimiti now has a full-time position with the Northern Territory Government’s Oral Health Services branch.

She is also undertaking a Certificate III in Business through her school and Charles Darwin University, enabling her to work full-time while remaining school-based to achieve her Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training.

During her Australian School-based Apprenticeship, Dimiti has gained an understanding of procedures and treatments and how best to support the dentists as well as assisting with practice administration.

She enjoys the challenge of busy days and has gained confidence in communicating effectively with health clinic staff and patients of different cultures and ages. When her studies are complete, Dimiti hopes to travel overseas and volunteer in developing countries as a health care worker.

Dimiti was recognised for her outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2016 Australian Training Awards where she was a finalist for the Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award after being named winner of this category in the Northern Territory.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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