The Murray Mallee Career Pathways in Health and Community Services Expo was coordinated by the Murray Mallee LLEN in partnership with Swan Hill District Health on the 19th of May 2022. The aim of the event was to provide young people in our region with information about career pathways, job options and services that could assist them in health and community services.


From left to right: Our Finance/Projects Manager Kerryn, our Projects/ Communications Officer Mikayla and our School-Industry Project Manager Rod ready for the Career Pathways in Health and Community Services Careers Expo

The Careers Expo was a huge success with hundreds of local students from Swan Hill College, FLO Campus, St Mary MacKillop College, Kerang Technical High School, Tyrrell College and Tooleybuc Central School in attendance.

Students gained valuable information about career pathways, job options and services that can assist them in health and community services with over 20 exhibitors on the day including:

  • Swan Hill District Health
  • SuniTAFE
  • Murray ACE
  • headspace Swan Hill
  • A Life Simply Lived
  • Psychology
  • Modern Natural
  • Eloquent Speech Pathology
  • Central Mallee Health
  • Swan Hill Kids Therapy
  • Echuca Discoveries
  • We Are Vivid
  • Country Hearing Care
  • Hope Aged Care
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
  • Workforce Partners Australia
  • Voyage Fitness Swan Hill
  • Ambulance Victoria

We interviewed students on the day to gain an understanding of what they enjoyed most about the Careers Expo and how the Career Expo has helped them with their career pathway.

Murray Mallee LLEN also created a mini series of local health and community services industry inspired career pathway videos which we showcased on the day from a range of local training and health services in our region.

You can check out the series at our Career Pathways Series tab on our website or by clicking HERE.

Murray Mallee LLEN’s Projects/Communications Officer Mikayla interviewed all the exhibitors from the day to find out why this meaningful engagement with students is so important and these were some of the responses;

“I think it’s a great idea that students get this opportunity to come to expos like this just to realise that there’s plenty of different career opportunities. Often, students are told that University is a one way path and that’s the way you have to go, but there’s so many other options.” — Swan Hill District Health

“It’s great to lift the awareness about the opportunities that a Traineeship and Apprenticeship can provide; just at the very least, make sure that it’s an option.” — Workforce Partners Australia

“As an organisation, it’s really helpful for us just to be able to connect with young people in a space and chat to them about the different options available to them.” — headspace Swan Hill

“When I was at school, I didn’t know anything about audiology. I only found out about it when I was about 22 or 23 so I think it’s important to have these expos so that the kids know the pathways they can go down.” — Country Hearing Care

“It’s really important to meet the younger generation that’s coming through over the next few years who may want to do work experience with us in the future. They get to learn what we do and potentially involve themselves in work experience options.” — Central Mallee Health

“I think it’s so important, especially for regional centres, to engage as early as possible with students to encourage them to take a role, hopefully in Allied Health, or in something that interests them, just so they can start planning, they can think about uni and they can start looking at job options that are available.” — Swan Hill District Health

We would like to once again thank all the schools and students for taking the time to come along and find out about all things Health and Community Services in our region and a huge thank you to exhibitors for providing a greater understanding of career pathway opportunities to our regional youth!

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