Issue 3
Tuesday, 07 May 2019
Charles Darwin University
Clarissa Carter is now a trainer at Menzies School of Health Research
Clarissa Carter is now a trainer at Menzies School of Health Research

Young trainee at Menzies now a trainer

Menzies School of Health Research staff member Clarissa Carter has gone from strength to strength since completing Vocational and Education Training qualifications at CDU. She will graduate during this year’s May graduation ceremonies.

Clarissa started as a trainee but is now one of Menzies’ top trainers and assessors.

Having been born in Alice Springs, Clarissa has strong family connections to Central Australia with her mother Ituma Randall a Pitjantjatjara woman and her father Phillip Carter an Anmatyerre/ Warumungu man from Tennant Creek.

Clarissa started at Menzies as a GTNT trainee in the Human Resources team having completed a Certificate III in Business at CDU. This qualification led to an opening with the Education and Training team administering the VET student program, which delivered the Certificate II in Community Health Research.

She enrolled in the course and attained the Certificate II and has completed the Certificate in Training and Assessment; Clarissa is now delivering the Certificate II training around the Northern Territory.

Clarissa said she was consolidating her training and assessment experience and would look for other opportunities to develop her education and research skills.

“I would like to pass on my experiences to other young Territorians to always look for opportunities, seek support from others to help guide them and develop realistic goals and to try new things," Clarissa said.