Improving and Integrating Urban Indigenous Health Services

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Pathways, Our Way Academy

The Pathways Our Way Academy, known as POWA, supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to complete training or Traineeships in a variety of roles and qualifications. These include:

    • In 2022-2023, we have had 42 school-based trainees, 27 non-school-based trainees and seven other community members undertake traineeships and work-readiness programs with IUIH.
    • POWA works with schools to ensure Aboriginal and/Torres strait islander learners in years 10-12 are aware, and opt to apply for a training pathway in allied health, with the opportunity to join our team in a vast range of roles with IUIH across the allied health sector.
    • IUIH continues to work with RTOs and Apprenticeship Centres, providing real time on-the-job workplace, practical hands-on experience, whilst studying and supporting the trainee with entry-level qualifications and further employment opportunities.

IUIH is supported through partnerships with universities, Registered Training Organisations, and The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

Below is a video of the story of two of our trainees explaining the benefits of a POWA traineeship through IUIH within the intergenerational program. Find out what they did next!