Issue 16
Monday, 25 September 2017
Charles Darwin University
Mel Hazard: passionate about children's education
Mel Hazard: passionate about children's education

Scholarship program ends on a high note

By Andrew Hall

Charles Darwin University’s strong working relationship with the Northern Territory Government was highlighted at a recent event celebrating the culmination of the NT More Early Childhood Teachers Scholarships program.

The program saw 64 scholarship recipients complete a four-year higher education early childhood specialisation, meeting the qualification requirements under the National Standards. The final four scholarship recipients will receive their degrees at CDU graduation ceremonies in October.

“It was an incredibly generous scholarship,” Director of the NT More Early Childhood Teachers Scholarships program Mel Hazard said.

“For me the most significant aspect of the collaboration between the NTG and CDU is that all the people who have worked on this project really care about early childhood education.”

Almost all the scholarship recipients chose to study at CDU and followed a range of pathways that best suited their individual requirements. And through CDU’s flexible Learnline platform they were able to complete their studies not only in Darwin and Palmerston but as far afield as Alice Springs, Arnhem Land, Katherine and Barkly.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said: “With CDU being the largest provider of teacher training in the Territory, and the Education Department – in consultation with a raft of stakeholders – responsible for creating public policy and funding frameworks that facilitate the delivery of best-practice educational outcomes, our cooperative efforts are vitally important.”