Trainee of the Year
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Winner: Louise Maxwell - Certificate IV in Population Health
Host employer: Health Promotion Strategy Unit, Department of Health
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University
Louise Maxwell was living in Tasmania when she noticed an online ad for an NT Government traineeship in Population Health. She successfully applied and did the big move to Darwin and is now the first person to undertake the Certificate IV in Population Health as a trainee in the NT.
Relocating to the other end of the country was not without its challenges, but Louise overcame these issues and completed her course ahead of time. Her work contributed to a nomination for a Chief Minister’s Award in 2011 and she has also delivered training courses and developed protocols relevant to her field.
Louise’s interest in health promotions was sparked when she witnessed her stepfather’s struggle to give up smoking. She says undergoing a traineeship was ideal for her circumstances as it provided her with a recognised qualification while learning skills at first hand from people with years of experience in the field.
Runner up: Sarah Rodwell - Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)
Host employer: Department of Infrastructure
Registered training provider: TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute
Last updated: 24 June 2019
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