Nyoonak Baldja Karlak Koort Wirn translates to “Your United Home, Heart and Spirit”. Tying into these traditional words, this EXPO was developed by KEEDAC as a networking opportunity to help bring the Northam community together.

Robert Indich and Yebble Issacs attended the expo on behalf of Marr Mooditj and came across a broad range of participants and service providers.

It was a fantastic day, that enabled us to see what individuals and organisations are operating in the area and to spend time meeting with members of the public to gauge interest levels in education and health careers.

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Marr Mooditj Café


Healthy food to fuel your busy day!

Marr Mooditj training is happy to provide our students and faculty with access to our café. When we developed our menu we kept health and wellbeing at the forefront of each item, and you’ll notice the choices are suited to help keep us all eating well and provide our bodies with the right energy to get us through the day.

Of course we also have a few treats, and brew some fabulous coffees and teas for those coolers days – or those mornings you just need a little perk me up! We encourage you to come to the café early and have your breakfast before classes commence.

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Student Enrolments for 2017/2018 – Plenty of Program Placements!


We are absolutely delighted to share with you that we have had a number of registrations for several of our popular health practitioner programs.

Our courses have been designed to support and empower new students with the skills and experience needed for success in the sector. The ability to provide students with the opportunity to learn and thrive in the medical community is what we strive for.

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Martika Du’Pont Work Placement Experience at Reach Life


Martika grew up in Perth, however her family is originally from Pingelly, Western Australia. Martika has six siblings, three of which have previously studied at Marr Mooditj, having completed courses such as the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (HLT54115), Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) and Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice (HLT40213).

Martika first enrolled into the Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) in which she completed her practical requirements with St Bartholomews House & Essential Personnel. This qualification reflects the role of workers who support self-directed recovery orientated interventions for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.

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NAIDOC Celebrations


NAIDOC Celebrations at the Waterford Plaza

My name is Kathryn Bowie and I am a Prac Placement Officer at Marr Mooditj. On July 1st a team of us from Marr Mooditj attended the NAIDOC Celebrations at Waterford Plaza.

I attended the event with a few staff and a student from the Certificate IV Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice (HLT40213) course.
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Real work in Primary Health Care makes a difference for Marr Mooditj Students

Students who enrol for the HLT40213 Certificate IV Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice are required to participate in work placements to gain competency. Students are placed in agencies throughout Western Australia, where they are supervised and provided with the on the job training they require to gain employment as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practitioners.

The Marr Mooditj Training Work Placement Administrators work closely with agencies to arrange placements for students near their homes wherever possible; maintaining contact with students throughout the placement to provide support and encouragement during each placement.

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Having fun with different ways of learning


The terminology used in HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, and across the health sector, can create challenges in becoming comfortable with using and remembering the words and ideas about how the body works, and the consequences of different behaviours on the body systems.

The Nursing team at Marr Mooditj brings some fun and creativity into the classroom to help students learn about body systems, and when students enjoy what they are learning it sticks. We get very creative with our learning styles and create stories about the body system, so our student can recall information more easily and have fun while learning.

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In the workplace in Mental Health: The Preceptor and The Student Interviews with Yebble Isaacs

Rosalie (L) and Cassie (R) meet with
Roger Turvey at Yorgum

Marr Mooditj Training (MMT) works in partnership with a number of community based organisations who support the placements of students within our Mental Health care related courses. One of our key partners who supports our students on placement is St John of God Hospital (SJOG) in particular their service Drug Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN).

Marr Mooditj has been supported by DAWN for a number of years in giving students the opportunity to showcase and apply the knowledge and skills that they have gained within the classroom. As the Work Placement Administrator within the Mental Health programs, I have had the opportunity to meet with Rosalie Kickett, Aboriginal Health and Cultural Worker, SJOG, who was observing our student Cassie Docherty on work placement.

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