The Hot in' Deadly! Project started in April 2010. It gives young Aboriginal people from Years 9 to 12 a chance to learn and develop skills in a number of areas of nursing and paramedic practice, as well as giving the students an opportunity to experience and become comfortable in a university campus environment. The students spend a week of their school term at ECU.
The program operates in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Follow the Dream program and ECU's Kurongkurl Katitjin and seeks to provide support to Aboriginal students who are interested in a career in health care. The program aims to increase the number of Aboriginal people in the health professions, a key factor in improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Cultural security and the desire to provide Aboriginal role models for students are integral components of the program.
Associate Professor Moira Sim, Toni Wain, Daniela Urzillo, Janet Jones (Aboriginal Nurse Co-ordinator seconded from Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services), Janet Jenkins.
Follow the Dream coordinators and school career advisors (WA Department of Education), senior high schools, Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services, Joondalup Health Services, Osborne Park Hospital.