AHCWA’s Senior Trainer and Assessor Michelle de La Haye has this year been recognised for 10 years of committed service to the organisation, and her long contribution to specialty training in the field of Aboriginal health.
Michelle joined AHCWA in February 2013 as a Clinical Trainer, initially delivering the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. Michelle has since gone on to deliver training in a number of specialty areas, including the Certificate II in Family Wellbeing and Provide First Aid training. A committed first aid training advocate, Michelle was integral in in getting First Aid training onto AHCWA’s Registered Training Organisation scope.
Passionate and dedicated to the work she does, Michelle is known for her manner of engaging with and drawing out her students and the fondness and respect she inspires throughout her training. She is a conscientious and caring individual who always works to bring out the best in her students, often going above and beyond to support them to achieve their learning goals. In the course of her training work for AHCWA, Michelle has travelled extensively across the State, juggling home and family commitments with her work engaging with AHCWA’s Member Services, affiliate staff, and other ACCOs and RTO students.
An organised and methodical trainer, Michelle is also caring and reliable, and there to give her colleagues a hand when needed. Over many years during her tenure, Michelle has coached and supported other trainers within AHCWA to grow in their roles, and encouraged them to obtain their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Michelle has recently taken on the facilitation of AHCWA’s Cancer Education Training in partnership with Cancer Council WA, and in recognition of her demonstrated ability to embrace new challenges, has also this year taken on the role of Senior Trainer and Assessor. Michelle is now working towards developing a culturally appropriate First Aid Manual to represent Aboriginal people. Her work ethic and passion contributes to achieving AHCWA’s vision and the loyalty, hard work and diligence she has shown over the last decade have not gone unnoticed.
Congratulations Michelle on your 10 years of Service with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia.