CDU alumni Talea Cotte completed a Bachelor of Midwifery online from her home in Perth while raising three young children and working part-time. Upon finishing high school, Talea trained as a hairdresser but realised soon after the birth of her first baby that she wanted to become a midwife.
Sharni Woods knows all too well that being a mum is a full time job. With an active two year old, she has little time to herself. But that hasn’t stopped her reaching for her goals. Sharni’s currently studying an online nursing degree at CDU.
Criminal defence lawyer Harita Sridhar is passionate about helping and engaging with Indigenous communities. She started her career with a law degree and is now going a step further with a postgraduate certificate in Indigenous Knowledges at CDU.
Ashleigh's passion for media began at a young age when, with friends, she’d create short film clips dancing in the living room. Lights, camera, action were all part of their play. Fast forward to years later and not much had changed.
After spending time working in the hospitality industry during her gap year, Zoe decided it was time to upskill with a vocational training course in hospitality and event management. In just two years, she's finished three VET qualifications and is a finalist in the NT Training Awards.
From bank teller to youth worker, Luke could be considered the jack of all trades! However, his decision to push himself further has brought him back into the world of study, this time to gain vocational training qualifications in business.
Hooman's journey started with an interest in addressing global warming. Now with a PhD under his belt, he’s a part of world-leading research and sharing his passion for solving big problems with a new generation of students.
John Hogarth is no stranger to digging in the dirt. For 14 years he worked fly-in-fly-out worker in the civil and mining sector. But when long hours and a grueling FIFO roster took their toll, he knew it was time for a change.
Shuanghong took a chance on herself when she moved from China to Australia to study at CDU. The first person in her village to follow a path to university abroad, CDU’s supportive learning environment and practical work experience has changed the direction of her life.