Unlocking Careers In Sport and Health

This on campus event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students grades 9-12 explores the wide variety of careers available in the sport and health fields. Friday 19th May 2023, Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus.

Acknowledgement of Country

With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands (Greater Western Sydney and beyond).

Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young person interested in a career in sport or health? Not sure what jobs you can do or where to start? The Unlocking Careers in Sport and Health event exposes you to a wide range of careers through practical workshops and a panel Q&A with Indigenous industry professionals.

Find out about careers like the health and sport psychology to keep athletes match fit, business and marketing teams that keep sport running, and the important role of Indigenous paramedics, health workers, doctors and nurses that keep our mob and communities strong.

All participating students will receive a free WSU Sports Pack on the day!

Workshop Topics

Students can elect to participate in 2 of the following practical workshops:

  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology
  • PDHPE Teaching
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • Sports Business and Marketing
  • Aboriginal Community Health
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Medicine
  • Social work
  • Paramedicine
  • Sports Journalism

Yarn Up Q&A

Hear from Indigenous professionals working in the sports and health fields, with the opportunity to ask questions.

Yarn up members to be announced soon!


Optional Weekend Excursion

As part of the AFL Indigenous Round, students participating in the 'Unlocking Careers in Sport and Health' event are also invited to attend the GIANTS home match at GIANTS Stadium, Homebush on Sunday 21st May, honoring Sir Doug Nicholls. This AFL round celebrates all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to the great game of Australian Football, while also creating important conversations amongst the AFL and wider communities. Students will have the opportunity to tour the GIANTS Training Facilities to get a behind the scenes insight into the life of a GIANT, share a light lunch, as well as receive free entry into the game to enjoy all the festivities and celebrations.

Registration Details

Date, Time: Friday 19th May 9.30am-2pm.

Location: Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus Building EA

Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students grades 9-12.

Lunch: A free lunch will be provided to all students.

Transportation: Schools/students are expected to arrange their own transportation. If lack of transportation prohibits your attendance, please reach out to discuss alternatives.

Please register by COB Monday 8th May.

All Indigenous students will receive a free Western Sydney Sport Pack for Participating!

Contact: Amelia Corr via a.corr@westernsydney.edu.au or 0468 614 010 for all enquiries.

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