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Sri Lanka trip achieves successful outcomes

By Katie Weiss

Director International Strategy and Development Monica Turvey says Sri Lankan students are showing great interest in studying at CDU Director International Strategy and Development Monica Turvey says Sri Lankan students are showing great interest in studying at CDU

Charles Darwin University is working towards streamlining its credit transfer process for Sri Lankan Diploma of Nursing graduates who hope to advance their qualifications by studying abroad.

The topic was the focus of a two-day trip to Colombo by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell and Director International Strategy and Development Monica Turvey.

Professor Bell and Ms Turvey met College of Nursing – Colombo principal Wimala Herath to talk about the college’s nurse accreditation and standards.

Ms Turvey said they also discussed the process for mapping a credit transfer for diploma graduates to allow them to further their studies by completing a Bachelor of Nursing at CDU.

“Sri Lanka continues to be an important strategic market for the university,” Ms Turvey said.

The pair also took part in the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology’s (SLIIT) University Partner Day where they provided information about CDU courses to potential students.

Ms Turvey said the SLIIT students showed particular interest in CDU’s business, information technology and engineering courses, with many considering making a credit transfer to a bachelor or an admission to a masters at CDU.

She said CDU would soon receive the SLIIT degree curriculum for faculty assessment and mapping for degree upgrades.