About Us

The Grow Your Own web-based resource is part of a collaborative partnership between CheckUP Australia and Queensland Health’s Workforce Strategy Branch (WSB). It forms part of a broader health education to employment pathways project which aims to provide information about workforce models and vocational education pathways to a health career.

CheckUP is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to better health for people who need it the most. They are committed to working at the strategic, regional and local level to ensure targeted, responsive services are provided to Queensland’s urban, regional and rural and remote families. They have also led the planning and implementation of complex education and training programs across the state of Queensland for the last 21 years. To find out more about CheckUP click here.

Queensland Health’s Workforce Strategy Branch leads system wide health workforce strategy through influencing and collaborating with others to enable a responsive, skilled and sustainable health workforce capable of accommodating Queensland’s unique challenges.

This work is based on research and statistical data analysis of workforce actuals and evidence based forecasting that both informs, and is informed by health policy, industry trends, changing models of care and workforce models and service, infrastructure, health planning, and funding programs.

The Grow Your Own website is complementary to the Choose Your Own Health Career website which provides information for students about Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways which can lead to jobs in the health sector. To access the Choose Your Own Health Career website click here.