This program is being jointly carried out by the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, a regional community-controlled health organisation, and The University of Queensland. The project’s aim is to increase the placement opportunities available to a variety of health profession students from multiple universities in a well co-ordinated way. It provides students with a valuable learning experience while simultaneously increasing the range of health services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients using the Community Controlled Health Services (CCHSs) in South-East Queensland.
The program targets final-year or advanced-level students with a view to developing a confident and effective workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Students do not need to be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, although this is encouraged where possible.