Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program

We are currently looking for CDE mentors who want to contribute to the health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through our newly created mentoring program. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program is a three-month NDSS funded CDE mentoring program tailored to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners.

What you can expect from the Program

As a participant of the Program, you will:

Who should apply?

This is a fantastic opportunity for you if you:

Send us your expression of interest by 25 February

If you would like to be part of this pioneering program, please send us your expression of interest by 25 February at 5 PM to Leonie Yasso at leonie.yasso@adea.com.au. Please include a current resume and a few words about your relevant experience, as well as your expectations of the project.

Not quite sure if this is for you? We’re happy to answer your questions or supply further information about the Program. For further information, please reach out to Cristy Welsh at cristy.welsh@adea.com.au.

About the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program

Diabetes is one of the most significant health issues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face. Engaging the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce is essential to improve diabetes prevention and management. The Pilot Program will help Closing the Gap on diabetes within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

CDE Mentors who participate in the Program will support and mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners working towards their Credentialling status. The Program will enable future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner CDEs to optimally care for and educate their clients in a safe, effective, and culturally appropriate manner, improving health outcomes for people with or at risk of developing diabetes.

Artwork by Elron Yasso: Story of the Dolphin and Turtle

The artwork for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program has been generously provided by emerging artist Elron Yasso who was born on Juru land.

The Dolphin

Represents harmony and balance
Dolphins are both highly intelligent and closely
In tune with their instincts
Dolphins trust their instincts and intuition
Rather than overthinking things.

The Turtle

Immortality, longevity, patience, and strength are qualities of turtles
Turtles provide a comfortable relaxed state in which to work towards a future goal
Steady solid growth and prosperity are all attributes of the Turtle.


This project is funded by NDSS.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program: NDSS funded

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program

We are currently looking for CDE mentors who want to contribute to the health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through our newly created mentoring program. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program is a three-month NDSS funded CDE mentoring program tailored to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners.

What you can expect from the Program

As a participant of the Program, you will:

  • support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner mentees in delivering best practice treatment to people living with diabetes and doing their role safely, effectively and in a manner that supports optimal outcomes for all people with or at risk of developing diabetes in a culturally appropriate manner,
  • work in a culturally diverse Community Controlled Health Organisation (CCHO),
  • get valuable networking opportunities and be able to develop meaningful professional relationships,
  • contribute to the future of diabetes education by supporting the next generation of CDEs, and
  • earn 5 CPD points in category 2.

Who should apply?

This is a fantastic opportunity for you if you:

  • have been a CDE for at least one year
  • have experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people within remote, urban, or rural communities
  • can invest one hour per week for three months to the Program
  • want to contribute to the professional development of the future workforce within a culturally diverse CCHO.

Send us your expression of interest by 25 February

If you would like to be part of this pioneering program, please send us your expression of interest by 25 February at 5 PM to Leonie Yasso at leonie.yasso@adea.com.au. Please include a current resume and a few words about your relevant experience, as well as your expectations of the project.

Not quite sure if this is for you? We’re happy to answer your questions or supply further information about the Program. For further information, please reach out to Cristy Welsh at cristy.welsh@adea.com.au.

About the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program

Diabetes is one of the most significant health issues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face. Engaging the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce is essential to improve diabetes prevention and management. The Pilot Program will help Closing the Gap on diabetes within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

CDE Mentors who participate in the Program will support and mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners working towards their Credentialling status. The Program will enable future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner CDEs to optimally care for and educate their clients in a safe, effective, and culturally appropriate manner, improving health outcomes for people with or at risk of developing diabetes.

Artwork by Elron Yasso: Story of the Dolphin and Turtle

The artwork for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program has been generously provided by emerging artist Elron Yasso who was born on Juru land.

The Dolphin

Represents harmony and balance
Dolphins are both highly intelligent and closely
In tune with their instincts
Dolphins trust their instincts and intuition
Rather than overthinking things.

The Turtle

Immortality, longevity, patience, and strength are qualities of turtles
Turtles provide a comfortable relaxed state in which to work towards a future goal
Steady solid growth and prosperity are all attributes of the Turtle.


This project is funded by NDSS.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner CDE Mentoring Pilot Program: NDSS funded