Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Completing a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance prepared Katie Emmert for her transition from Year 12 into a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. A dedicated and hardworking student, Katie also completed other recognised qualifications while undertaking her school-based allied health traineeship. This opportunity to obtain practical experience and become familiar with several different industries has helped her choose her next career move with greater confidence. Katie was drawn to Allied Health as her grandfather had experienced ill health for a number of years, and he had been fortunate enough to have the support of Allied Health services. He would discuss with Katie how grateful he felt as a patient receiving the services that kept him mobile and able to live a fruitful life. It was these interactions and her traineeship that helped Katie decide that this was the dream career for her.
Katie was recognised for her outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2017 Australian Training Awards where she was runner-up for the Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award.