Jul 11

WRITTEN BY: David Carney
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 

Health Heroes is an Australian Government campaign which encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to consider a career in health. It forms part of the Attracting More People to Work in Indigenous Health campaign, and supports the Australian Government’s commitment to close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. There are a number of key campaign resources available for students and career advisers, which include:

·, a website informing students about the range of health jobs, training options, career pathways and support available. The website also includes an interactive career quiz which suggests a range of health jobs based on participants’ interests and skills base.

·        20 case study videos of Health Heroes – young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people talking about their real experiences and health-related jobs available on a DVD and on the campaign website.


·        A resource kit, including posters, brochures, lesson plans and a DVD featuring interviews with the Health Heroes.


·        A ‘Genie’ comic book developed to inspire young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take up careers in health and community services.

For more information or to order resources please visit or email