Anelia Blackie (Limestone Coast Region) and Kuol and Mel Baak Stories
In the 1970s, Anelia’s father could see the writing on the wall. He knew that the escalating violence in South Africa would have implications for his family. However, the children weren’t interested as they were about to spread their wings and leave the family nest.
It was only after Anelia’s father passed away that they realised his prediction was coming true.
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Dream Australia Study Tours
Dream Australia Study Tours will allow you to taste a sample of what it is like to study in Australia. Dream Australia Study Tours offer school students that are aged between 10 and 18 years, the opportunity to participate and study in an Australian school. Whilst undertaking this learning experience the students will gain knowledge of the unique Australian cultural and join in with various sporting activities. Visiting students will be paired with a local Australian student who, through their family, will provide accommodation for the duration of the stay and will support the integration of the student into the Australian school life.
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Health Workforce Queensland
Health Workforce Queensland recruits and supports doctors, nurses and allied health professionals needed in rural and remote Queensland. Health Workforce Queenslands role is to match the right professionals with the right communities, then help and support them as they provide essential health services to the people who live there.
Working in rural Queensland can offer many benefits including the knowledge that you are really making a difference. Better health isn’t just about seeing a doctor or health professional when you have a health need. Access to healthcare is fundamental to every community’s feeling of self-worth. It’s about stable communities, and knowing that help is there when, where and how it is needed. Knowing that you are part of the healthcare solution provides excellent job satisfaction.
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Griffith University has grown to become one of the most innovative universities in Australia. Currently undergoing an exciting period of development, Griffith offers an extensive range of new degrees that address some of the most important issues affecting the world today. The university’s $320 million facility upgrade has already seen the completion of the new Griffith Health Centre (and co-located Gold Coast University Hospital), Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (Australia's first zero-emission, self-powering teaching facility) and an expanded and renovated Gold Coast campus library. Griffith’s new Business Building (featuring a state-of-the-art trading centre) is also well underway and due to be completed in mid 2014.
As a founding member of Innovative Research Universities Australia – a network of seven research-intensive universities committed to the collaboration of research and education – Griffith has a long history of research excellence. From the world’s first malaria vaccine, now at human trial stage, to the world’s first photo of the shadow of a single atom, Griffith’s researchers are at the forefront of international discovery. Research students at Griffith working in world-class research centres, institutes and schools are making highly significant contributions to real-world 21st century challenges and priority issues.
The Health and Knowledge Precinct on Griffith’s Gold Coast campus features the new Griffith Health Centre and co-located Gold Coast University Hospital – both opened in 2013. The new Health Centre brings together Griffith’s schools of medicine, psychology, dentistry and oral health as well as the anatomy, social work, and nutrition and dietetics programs under the one roof.
Griffith was the first university in Australia to offer degrees in Environmental Studies and the university remains a pioneer in this field today. Griffith’s new and improved Bachelor of Science is an interdisciplinary and innovative program with more than 13 majors for students to choose from including:
- Environmental science
Griffith’s Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – International. This accreditation is considered one of the highest achievements for an educational institution, with less than five per cent of the world's business schools receiving this accolade. Griffith’s MBA has consistently received a 5-star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) and, in 2013, it received the Green Gown Award, recognising the university’s commitment to sustainable business practices, global orientation and responsible leadership.
Griffith’s South Bank campus in Brisbane’s art and cultural precinct is known for its excellence in the visual and creative arts. The campus is home to the highly respected Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith Film School and the Queensland Conservatorium.
Griffith has a vibrant student community including more than 7,000 international students studying across five campuses in Southeast Queensland, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Griffith offers its students a comprehensive range of support services to ensure they excel in all areas of their university experience.
International Student Advisors provide assistance on all issues that affect students’ study at Griffith and life in Australia. Griffith Mates (student mentors) support new students during orientation and organise a range of social, cultural and sporting events throughout semester. Griffith’s EnglishHELP service provides free English language tuition and support, and the Careers and Advice service helps students find career direction, organise industry placements and with job searches. Other on-campus facilities include prayer rooms, health services and sporting facilities.
For more information on studying at Griffith University go to their website: here or e-mail
The degree and career finder is the best place to start your search for a course at Griffith University: here