HEEP Project

Health Education to Employment Pathways Project


Funded by the Queensland Department of Health, the Health Education to Employment Pathways (HEEP) Project will produce content for the development of an interactive website highlighting vocational health career pathways for students and school leavers.  

About the Program

Aimed at students, career counsellors and parents, the website will illustrate a range of opportunities at different touchpoints from entry level health care roles to more senior positions. Consulting with various clinical and industry stakeholders, health care jobs which are currently experiencing growth or shortages as well as those projected to be in demand will be identified and career pathways and job outcomes mapped for those roles.  

The website will also include a number of case studies, where those who have commenced their health careers via a vocational education pathway will share their experiences.  Illustrations of patient journeys will also demonstrate some of the different roles involved in a patient’s care.  Additional information in the form of statistics, infographics and links to resources will also be provided.


The purpose of the HEEP framework is to illustrate the diversity of health career opportunities ranging from entry level to more senior health positions.  The intent is to provide guidance for students that may be considering a career in health, but are not sure where to start or whether they have the right skills, capabilities and qualifications.


The HEEP project will be governed by two groups – a Steering Committee, which will provide strategic oversight and input at key stages of the project – and a Reference Group, which will guide the priority focus pathways and provide access to case studies and other industry resources.

For More Information:

Mary-Anne Quilter
Business Coordinator 

P:  07 3105 8300
E: maquilter@checkup.org.au