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A first for our Indigenous culture

A first for our Indigenous culture

A huge Aboriginal cultural centre under construction on Adelaide’s North Terrace will break design rules and set standards for immersive and creative storytelling. With an unusual and distinctive architectural design that evolved and changed with Aboriginal oversight, the centre will be managed by Aboriginal custodians and become a place of welcome and cultural rejuvenation for Aboriginal and …read more

Take two: women busy switching careers in strong job market

Take two: women busy switching careers in strong job market

After 20 years working as a graphic designer, both in Australia and overseas, Kylie McCaffrey started to look around for a different career, a profession with more stability and more face-to-face human interaction.“I started to feel the desire to study something else,” she remembers. “I felt like I was doing the same thing all the …read more

Chart a short course to your new career

Chart a short course to your new career

Whether you are looking to update your qualifications, learn a new skill for the next stage in your career, or move into a new professional field, it’s worth considering doing a short, six-month course that is focused on your needs. Over 250 are now available from Australia’s tertiary institutions in a wide range of fields. …read more

Curtin University’s Peter Teunissen is first in two research fields

Curtin University’s Peter Teunissen is first in two research fields

Curtin University senior professor Peter Teunissen has seen the field of satellite technology expand at a phenomenal rate over the past few decades.  From a distance of thousands of kilometres, satellites can now help detect ore deposits on Earth, determine the moisture content of soil for better crop planting, provide instant navigation assistance for walkers …read more

Uni of Wollongong’s Sharon Robinson is top in biophysics

Uni of Wollongong’s Sharon Robinson is top in biophysics

Plant physiologist Sharon Robinson has been monitoring plant health in Antarctica for more than 20 years and her findings are sobering. After a successful pilot project, she marked a series of Antarctic sites with tags on rocks in 2003 for on-going observation. She wanted to learn more about the endemic plants and how they survive in …read more

RMIT’s Kate Nguyen helps protect buildings from bushfires

RMIT’s Kate Nguyen helps protect buildings from bushfires

With degrees in chemical engineering and materials engineering from Vietnam universities, followed by a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Melbourne, Thuy Quynh Nguyen was inspired to use her expertise to limit bushfire damage to Australia’s rural homes.

MBAs are still the postgraduate degree of choice for many

MBAs are still the postgraduate degree of choice for many

Chris Uren studied a masters of business administration course online at Macquarie University and it completely changed his ­career trajectory. Now almost 32, he had been employed as a frontline team member in the international division of Qantas and, like so many thousands of airline employees, he was stood down when the Covid-19 pandemic started to …read more

Education key to breaking the poverty cycle

Education key to breaking the poverty cycle

When education expert Dr Sue Thomson first sponsored a child’s education through The Smith Family, she never dreamt that the changes would be so dramatic. Her student soared past a difficult and deprived childhood, went to university and now has a degree. Thomson was so happy with her first Smith Family sponsorship that she has …read more

Mastering teaching the way to a new career in post-Covid world

Mastering teaching the way to a new career in post-Covid world

The Covid-19 upheaval has combined with global trade scuffles to lift the number of professionals eyeing school-teaching as a potential career-changer. In uncertain economic times, thousands of Australians swing towards teaching as a secure career, and this year has been no exception.

There’s a healthy interest in nursing masters’ and allied fields

There’s a healthy interest in nursing masters’ and allied fields

David Bruce is one of thousands of Australians choosing to further their nursing careers with a master’s degree in nursing or in the allied health professions. With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the need for health services and disrupting the economy, many have decided to boost their qualifications or retrain to find a more secure career …read more