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Call for Applications
The Health Students’ Council of Western Australia (HSC-WA) is searching for its 2015 Executive Team!
Applications are now open for the positions of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, which together form the core
executive committee of the Council.
About the HSC-WA
The HSC-WA was founded in 2014 by students from medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, nursing and
social work, and aims to foster and facilitate collaboration in advocacy and curriculum development, and
provide networking and academic opportunities for students in the health professions. The HSC-WA
acknowledges that there is a lack of understanding and appreciation for what we can do collectively as
health care professionals. More importantly, we know that students have a desire to be the best health care
providers possible.
Current research supports that together, we can provide better healthcare. The HSC-WA aims to break
down any barriers preventing collaboration through social and professional development events, so that we
can educate each other about our role in health care. Furthermore, the HSC-WA is a platform from which
interprofessional relationships can develop. This is critical not only to ensuring that optimal health care is
achieved, but to ensure each health care professional is utilised to their full potential and is appreciated for
their contribution to the team that supports a patient. Ultimately, it is an exciting collaboration of students
working together to lead a new generation of students with a passion for health care.
We hope that the Council will become an avenue for driving collaboration between students, schools,
faculties and universities in teaching our future health practitioners, and that the 2015 team will have a
strong input into the direction of the organisation in its second year.
Chair
The Chair of the Council is the spokesperson of the Council, and is responsible for the overall management
and direction of the organisation, both in the short and the long term.
In 2015 they will specifically be responsible for:
● Guiding the Council in its direction, including representation, advocacy, and events.
● Coordinating the Council in administrative matters including incorporation, affiliation with the UWA
Student Guild, and developing the overall structure of the Council in 2015.
The Chair will receive assistance where required from the 2014 Chair.
Treasurer
The Treasurer is responsible for reviewing and approving budgets and preparing a comprehensive budget
for the year. It is their responsibility to ensure that true and accurate financial records are kept, and that
reporting is completed and submitted in a timely manner.

In 2015 they will specifically be responsible for:
● Budgeting on an annual and event basis
● Managing the administrative aspects of the accounts, including issuing invoices and collecting and
making payments.
● Establishing bank accounts and banking procedures for the Council
● Assisting the Chair in the general administrative matters of the Council.
Suited to someone with a keen eye for detail and a tight purse-string, this role offers skill development in
core areas of financial planning and reporting, and executive management.
Secretary
The Secretary is responsible for coordinating the administration of the Council, and is largely involved in the
day-to-day running of the organisation.
In 2015 they will specifically be responsible for:
● Compiling reports and preparing agendas
● Arranging meetings and keeping minutes
● Keeping accurate and up-to-date records of the Council
● Communicating with members through coordinating the distribution of information and news to
students
Together, these three positions are responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of the
Council.
How to Apply
In order to apply, please submit an application with the following sections:
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The position you are applying for
Name
Course of study at UWA
Year level
Email address
Telephone number
A brief statement (max 800 words total) addressing:
a. The importance of interprofessional practice and education in your own context
b. The role you see students playing in supporting and increasing interprofessional education
and practice
c. Any experience you have that you believe is beneficial for the position

Applications should be addressed to Sebastian Leathersich (president@wamss.org.au) and close at
midnight on Sunday, 9th of November 2014.


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