Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Jodi Sampson




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Master Instructor
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Location Information

Gold Coast QLD 4221

States Available In

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia


Jodi Sampson is recognised as a proud Gomeroi/Gamilaroi Man from North-West NSW. Jodi was raised in “Two-Worlds” in Moree & other parts of North-West NSW and has an entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep, provides leadership, Coaching & Mentoring and role models the cultural values of his family and ancestors.

Jodi’s career spans across all levels of Government, Non-Government, Peak Bodies and Community-Based Organisations. Jodi’s engagement has seen him hold specialised roles and conducted cutting-edge strategic activities to provide access and participation of First Nation People to programs & opportunities that seemed unreachable.

Having a transparent respect & cultural integrity for the oldest living and recorded cultures in the world today, Jodi brings a “shared vision” to his work and has the unique ability to connecting the dots.

Jodi has been a co-founder and facilitator of Regional Employment, Training and Economic Development Models to encourage, support and grow First Nation Enterprises on the North Coast, New England North-West of NSW and parts of QLD by collaborating. Jodi’s success in his strategic approach of providing a regular “one-stop-shop” of all Service Providers in one place, has been due to fostering sustainable relationships by consulting & collaborating with key Community, Government and Non-Government Service Providers of Employment & Economic Development – including IBA, Micro-Finance/Philanthropic & Banking Institutions, Department of Industry, Premier’s Department, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, RTO’s/TAFE and University Schools of Business.

Jodi holds skills, experience & qualifications as an Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a Mentor & Coach (Life & Business/VET), Business Governance (held Community Director roles), Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer (AEDO – NSW & QLD), Business/Organisation Strategic Planning (continuous improvement), Community Development Officer (NFP/Local Government – Asset-Based Community Development), National Indigenous Leadership (FACHSIA).

Jodi has a number of success stories of First Nation Entrepreneurs and graduates of the Vocational Education & Training Sector having coached & mentored them to their desired goals/outcomes of the individual/group.

Jodi is also has experience as a seasoned Community Engagement specialist and has conducted front, middle and back-end engagement and activities involving the most vulnerable (including Indigenous People and PWD re. NDIS).

Upcoming Courses | Co-facilitating

Dates Instructor Co-facilitator Location Course Type Status
27/10/2021 - 28/10/2021 Mena Waller Jodi Sampson
Brisbane - TBC
West End QLD 4101
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Edition 3.1 Closed/Full