Founded in 1983 by Dr Joan Winch in response to the health needs of the Aboriginal community, the aim of Marr Mooditj (‘good hands’) was for members of the community to have the opportunity to provide training and assessment programs in their own communities. “Aboriginal Health in Aboriginal Hands” was the guiding principle for our organisation back then, and remains our focus more than 30 years later, with the aim to maximise the employability of our students.
From its humble beginnings offering a single training course (Aboriginal Health Worker Training), Marr Mooditj Training now offers Nationally Registered Courses covering Aboriginal Primary Health, Nursing, Community Services, Mental Health, Management, First Aid and Cultural Awareness.
Marr Mooditj Training offers students a unique opportunity to study in a block release format, with courses completed in two-week blocks alternating between attending theoretical classes at Marr Mooditj Training, and attending Clinical Practise at various health and community agencies throughout the State of Western Australia.
This makes it possible for our students from all regions in WA to access training. The Block Release training format allows greater support and mentoring for our students while they complete their studies.
Our graduates have the opportunity to access employment across a wide range of career paths within health and community services.
Marr Mooditj graduates are employed by hospitals, mental health facilities and community healthcare clinics, and fill a variety of roles including:
- Nursing Assistant;
- Patient Service Attendant;
- Ward Assistant;
- Patient Support Assistant;
- Operating Theatre Technician;
- Wards Person;
- Patient Care Assistant;
- Theatre Support;
- Ward Support;
- Aboriginal Health Worker;
- Community Rehabilitation & Support Worker;
- Community Support Worker;
- Mental Health Outreach Worker;
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker; and
- Mental Health Support Worker.