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    Mastering the social world: Meet Chigozie

    When Chy took on a part-time role in the disability sector, it ignited a desire in her to study in the field and become a social worker. Now in her final year of a Master of Social Work, she’s grateful that she chose CDU. 

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    The birth of a new career as a midwife: Alicia’s story

    When Alicia Burrows gave birth, it wasn’t just her daughter that she fell in love with. It was also the idea of pursuing a new career as a midwife. Now she's juggling work, family and an online midwifery degree to make her dream a reality. 

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  • CDU student Malia studying online on her couch

    Malia overcame the odds to be an occupational therapist

    Studying her master’s degree in occupational therapy, Malia’s set to fulfill her goal of becoming an occupational therapist. Study combined with personal life experience means she’ll be very well qualified.

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  • CDU student Claire Bowditch with laptop in front of her home

    ‘Stay home, study online’: How dietitian Claire upskilled online

    As a dietitian, Claire Bowditch has always been interested in helping others live healthy lives. So, it’s no surprise that studying a 6-month Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management 100% online was so appealing.

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  • CDU nursing student Fifi Giraneza holding her laptop in a train station

    Facilitating the future: Why nurse Fifi studied a postgrad course

    Aged care clinical nurse Fifi is not only passionate about caring for her patients; she wants to support those joining the nursing profession, too. A 100% online postgraduate certificate in clinical facilitation is helping her achieve this goal.

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  • Robyn Postgraduate nursing online

    COVID-19 career queen: Why this nurse decided to upskill

    Faced with more clinical unknowns at work, registered nurse Robyn decided the time was right to return to uni and do a postgraduate nursing course. Thanks to the flexibility of online study, she’s been able to finish it in just 12 weeks.

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  • Kyleigh and daugthers involved in Molly Wardugaga Centre research on Indigenous birthing IBUS

    What does it take to improve Indigenous birth outcomes?

    It’s not the norm for research projects to observe outcomes improved by 50 per cent. In fact, it’s quite unusual. But this is what CDU’s Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) research project has found. The results send a strong signal that the preterm birth gap can be reduced.

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  • Indigenous Australian mother and her child sitting on a trampoline

    Is this the answer to a better start for remote Indigenous kids?

    Early childhood is a crucial stage of a human being’s development. It impacts the rest of their life and, by extension, society. But sadly, this can be a very difficult stage for many Indigenous children in remote Australia. Dr Gary Robinson is working with agencies who are trying to change that.

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  • International student Bisal (Menzies)

    Bisal’s journey to transformative change in public health

    Bisal's family connections to healthcare meant he was destined for a career in health. Now a pharmacist, Bisal is advancing his skill set with a degree in public health to help bring change to his hometown in Nepal.

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