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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Aged care nursing reps visit Mackay Campus 

CQUniversity Mackay recently hosted representatives from seven aged care facilities throughout the Bowen to Sarina zone. A representative from Aged Care Queensland's Brisbane office also joined the campus tour.

The Regional Aged Care Directors of Nursing were hosted by Nursing & Midwifery Dean Professor Ysanne Chapman, who showed them the new nursing labs and medical imaging facilities.

PhotoID:11942, Touring the Medical Imaging labs
Touring the Medical Imaging labs

The visit was the initiative of Dorne Wallace, a Business Development Manager for CQUniversity's Queensland Centre for Professional Development (QCPD). Jennifer Anastasi from the Centre for Professional Health Education (CPHE) and Caroline Falconi, Head of Program for Medical Imaging, also participated.

Professor Chapman facilitated a discussion with the group to identify issues around their workforce development, retention and skills currency, while exploring closer working relationships with CQUniversity.

The group discussed potential collaboration on a professional development short course program, delivered in the region, to address identified needs including clinical practice workshops, basic ultrasound, and management/leadership skills for supervisory staff.

PhotoID:11943, Aged Care Nursing reps on Mackay Campus
Aged Care Nursing reps on Mackay Campus

Participants agreed to work together to promote aged care nursing as a career choice, including mapping of qualification pathways. It was also agreed to pursue increased opportunities for CQUniversity nursing students through work placement and sponsorships.

The visitors promised to provide input into the future development of both nursing and medical imaging courses.

PhotoID:11944, Aged Care Nursing reps on Mackay Campus
Aged Care Nursing reps on Mackay Campus