Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Sponsored by East Arnhem Shire Council.

Winner: Sandra Allwright - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)

Employer: Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service
Registered training provider: Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Sandra came to Aboriginal health practitioner training as an adult student, with a background working in many different environments.

She decided on a new career and training path because she is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Territorians. With her qualifications from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE), she now works at Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service in Katherine and enjoys the opportunities for integrating on the job and off the job training.

Sandra encourages other Aboriginal people who are interested in a career path as a health professional. Her message is that whatever your age, you are still able to achieve in your chosen career if you believe in yourself

Sandra will now go on to represent the NT at the 2013 Australian Training Awards.

Runner up: Roslyn Malngumba - Certificate IV in Education Support

Employer: GTNT
Host employer: NT Christian Schools at Mapuru Christian School
Registered training provider: Transforming Training

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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