CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Audio engineer Elliot now has power and the passion 

Sunshine Coast resident Elliot Heinrich has always had a passion for music performance and recording. Now his pursuit of formal qualifications has also given him the power to open doors into the industry.

"I first took an interest in audio production as a way to complement my musical aspirations, initially in recording my own bands and then as a way to make great records for other bands," he says.

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Elliot Heinrich

Elliot is currently enrolled in CQUniversity's Bachelor of Music (Creative Music Technologies), which is offered in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.

He's been working in live sound since completing a Diploma of Technical Production at Nambour TAFE in 2008.

Beginning in medium-sized audio production as a freelance audio engineer, he moved into a house-engineer position at The J, Noosa, and then on to mix at all of the Sunshine Coast's live music venues and a number of festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and, most recently, the mainstage of the Caloundra Fringe Festival. 

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Elliot controls the sound for an outdoor festival

Elliot's own band, the Vagrant City Scandal, recorded at Heliport Studios and have released a self-produced EP called 'Wildfire', which is now available on iTunes. Another of his bands, Archdukes' single 'SeeThrough Stare' is currently in rotation on Triple J and available via triplejunearthed.com.au.

"We're just finishing a pop/classical fusion record with accomplished songwriter Tyrone Noonan, Australia's premier classical guitarist Anthony Garcia and recent Aria award winner, William Barton," he says.

"I've worked on a number of EP recordings with artists from all over the country since beginning work at Heliport Studios on the Sunshine Coast."