AHCWA

Name: 
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
Type: 
Other

My AHCWA experience has given me a broader real life experience of issues affecting Indigenous people.  My legal experience forces me to look only at the facts (and law), but this opportunity has given me the tools to look beyond this and analyse the human side behind every policy and law and the subsequent effects.  These are the essential and broader considerations I will take with me into my professional career. 

In regards to my passion for justice for Indigenous people, my AHCWA experience has left me with even more questions and a supercharged focus to learn more.

Michelle Henderson, AHCWA

This internship has expanded both my knowledge and my skill set. Now I feel confident in assessing the policy environment which influences Aboriginal health.

Freya Saich, AHCWA

I’ve had an awesome experience here at AHCWA and gained a lot of exposure to issues.  I feel like I have a new understanding of the health sector, and the way those policies are reflective of wider public sentiment, especially with regard to Aboriginal people and the communities they belong to.

Janelle Koh, AHCWA

I was exposed to a work environment in the city. I gained an understanding of what it was like to live in the metro area and participating in a more developed organization that managed smaller and broader indigenous services in health in Western Australia.  Overall it has been a unique experience for me personally and one I will remember.

Kerry Franklin, AHCWA

I’ve had an awesome experience here at AHCWA and gained a lot of exposure to issues.  I feel like I have a new understanding of the health sector, and the way those policies are reflective of wider public sentiment, especially with regard to Aboriginal people and the communities they belong to.

Janelle Koh, AHCWA

One highlight of my time at AHCWA was the ability to deliver some key economic insights into the benefits of the community-controlled health model. This was an exciting ‘real world’ opportunity that I would not have had available to me outside of an internship such as this.

Adam Keen, AHCWA

Overall I believe this experience has helped further my understanding of Aboriginal health and really inspired me to want to work in this sector in the future.

Faith Hickey, AHCWA

Overall, the work I did at AHCWA left me with a sense that I had genuinely contributed to the work of the policy team. It also gave me an increased sense of confidence in my ability to produce work to a professional standard in a workplace environment.

Claire Langenbach-Wood, AHCWA

This has been a tremendous time for me. Thank you Aurora.

Kerry Franklin, AHCWA

I have learnt so much about Aboriginal health but also about myself and my capabilities

Freya Saich, AHCWA

I was delighted upon my first day, to discover that I would not only be given tasks of considerable importance and responsibility, but would also be called upon for my opinion and knowledge from my field of study. It was a very rewarding experience for me to be able to feel like I was contributing.

Nikki Drury, AHCWA

My internship and ongoing paid work has been an incredible time of growth for me as a future professional in the health field. I have also realised that I already possess many skills needed to perform satisfactorily in the workplace, such as communication skills, and an ability to connect with Indigenous clients and organisations. This has given me great confidence in my ability to be a member of a workplace associated with Indigenous health.

Caleb Rivers, AHCWA