Indigenous Apprenticeships Program – Lisa

I’m Lisa and I work for the Department of Social Services.

Before the Indigenous Apprenticeships Program (IAP) I worked in the Frail Aged Centre and Sobering Up Shelter in Halls Creek. I’m also a qualified Florist.

You can find my family from the coastline of Broome to the desert of Halls Creek, Western Australia.

Working in the private sector, I found myself looking for other opportunities to develop my skills, and develop as a person. When I came across the IAP on SEEK, I knew it was for me.

I’m the Funding Agreement Manager in the Community Grants Hub. I perform this role for the Department of Social Services in Perth.

I manage the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme as the Funding Agreement Manager. The scheme addresses regional doctor shortages. I manage the scholarship payments to medical students who join the scheme.

I hope to steer my career towards an investigation type role. I’m aiming to complete some more studies to help me get there.

I would have never had the opportunity to complete a Diploma of Government without the IAP. I also enjoyed the Canberra Institute of Technology training I felt I learnt so much. I liked the combined online, face-to-face and teleconference training. The trainers were supportive and the IAP Team were so helpful and informative every step of the way.

Being nominated to deliver a speech about my apprenticeship at the graduation ceremony was a highlight. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to speak on stage in front of my family, friends, colleagues and trainers. I’ve made lifelong friendships through the program.

Page last updated: 22 March 2019