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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Katie follows her passion for educating kids, with help from scholarship 

Katie Bird started out working in the hospitality industry but found her true passion when she gained a job in 'before and after school care'...

She embarked on a certificate and then diploma in children's services and secured a role in childcare with Port City Kids in Gladstone, where she is currently a group leader.

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Katie Bird

Now a $30,000 'Here for Childcare' scholarship from Rio Tinto Alcan has enabled Katie to enrol in CQUniversity's Bachelor of Learning Management (Early Childhood Education).

"My BLM degree will take me three years because I have transferred credit from my diploma," she says.

"This degree will help Port City Kids because in 2014 it will become compulsory for all long-day care centres to have a bachelor-qualified person employed.

"I am taking one step at a time and I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself with career aspirations. This degree will certainly open doors for me and give me a wider range of career opportunities to choose from upon graduation. For now I am looking to stay in childcare and be a kindergarten teacher."