Indigenous Health Scholarship 2019
Deakin University, Vic
Bachelor of Social Work
Scholarship Awarded 2016
Rotary Club of Blackwood
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
I have a desire and passion in working in Aboriginal Health and from personal and professional life experiences I have chosen to undertake study in the chose course of social work because of the social determinate. From work experiences it has taught me how to work in a social work model in relation to relationships and issues and being able to work with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in an non-judgmental way which builds trust, respect, honesty in delivering an appropriate service and providing advocacy support for those in need. From undertaking a degree in social work will not only benefit me personally with a career opportunities or the organisation I work for I know that what I learn from university that will continue to work towards improving better health and well-being for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals.
As an Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal woman I am a dedicated and passionate community person and know in my own heart the qualifications I achieve personally will be beneficial to all by providing the community with the power of knowledge and expertise of having a choice in accessing a qualified Aboriginal social worker.