Introducing new Brisbane DPT trainer assessor - Hannah Hughes

8 Dec 2017 8:18 PM
Introducing new Brisbane DPT  trainer assessor - Hannah Hughes

Meet the new DPT Trainer. Hannah is a caring, experienced healthcare professional with multiple qualifications in the health services industry. Learn more.


How long have you been a trainer?

Since August 2015 (2 years)

Your aged care/disability work background?

I completed my Cert III in Aged Care and Cert IV in Disability Care in 2009, then worked at a special school before going on to work at a local childcare centre. I worked there one on one with a young boy with Cerebral Palsy. I moved into aged care at a residential facility on Tamborine Mountain on the Gold Coast. 

I later worked at a disability community program and accommodation support for four years. During this time I completed my Diploma in Disability and the Certificate IV in Training.

I still work in the industry for Autism Queensland and have undertaken various courses and workshops such as NDIS ready and the Uni of Tasmania “Understanding Dementia”. 

What three things do you enjoy about being a trainer?

- Being able to feed and nurture the passion one has for working in the health and community sector

- Being able to give an individual the skills they need to work with aged or people with disability

- Providing the best kind of carer to the people who need it

What are the challenges of being a trainer?

- Paperwork!

What are three tips for students to get through the course?

- One step and a time!

- It’s repetitive for a reason!

- It all comes together when you start to work in the sector. Everything you have learnt will finally make sense and you learn as you go! Every day we learn more.

What you enjoy doing outside work?

Markets, cooking, taking my dogs for a day out or just relaxing at home with my little family, I love to learn and am often studying something