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Rhiannan and Natalie Given Wings

Rhiannan Frusher, a first year Bachelor of Nursing student at Deakin's Warrnambool Campus, and Natalie Dowling, a first year Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry student at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, have both been awarded the ‘Give Them Wings’ health scholarship for 2014. Both students are members of Deakin's Rural Health Club - NOMAD

‘Give Them Wings’ is a partnership between the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and Rural Health Workforce Australia. The scholarships are awarded to rural and regional students in their first year of study and are valued at $2500 to put towards university living expenses. Award recipients also gain a Royal Flying Doctor experience.

A big congratulation to Rhiannon and Natalie who were two of the four recipients to receive the scholarship.

For more information on the 'Give Them Wings' scholarship recipients head to the RFDS website


Exciting new course on offer in 2015!

The Faculty of Health is excited to announce a brand new course that will be offered from 2015 – the Master of Child Play Therapy.

Child Play Therapy is a growing specialist area within the mental health and early childhood sectors. It is an evidence-based profession in which play is used as the medium to transform children’s lives when they have experienced abuse or trauma, have a developmental disorder, or are experiencing a mental health issue.

Deakin is the only university in Australia offering training in Child Play Therapy. This two-year master degree provides specialist training for health, welfare, and education professionals who work in community-based services with children and families who have experienced developmental, emotional, trauma or events that result in or comprise a mental health issue or concern.

Practitioners from the early childhood education field, and people currently working with children and families who have trained in the health and welfare professions such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, paediatric and mental health nurses, creative arts therapists (e.g. music therapists and art therapists) will find this degree of interest. Basic prerequisites include experience working with children and families, and a relevant undergraduate degree.
Graduates will be eligible to become a Registered Play Therapist with the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association (APPTA).
Following the closing date for applications, short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. Only candidates deemed suitable at interview will be offered a place.

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Nursing and midwifery postgraduate information sessions

Deakin University invites you to visit our Nursing and Midwifery School to hear about our innovative postgraduate degrees at an information session on 9 September 2014.

BURWOOD CAMPUS, 221 BURWOOD HIGHWAY, BURWOOD
Building BC, Level 2
Tuesday 9 September 5–6.30 pm

A short presentation will begin at 5.15 pm after light refreshments. There will be an opportunity to move to breakout rooms with course leaders to discuss specific courses and answer your questions.

We welcome prospective students, clinical educators associated with our programs or enquiring about potential collaborations, and current students (undergraduate and postgraduate) exploring further study opportunities.

To register your attendance at the information session, please email
nursinfo@deakin.edu.au. If possible, an indication of which course interests you would assist us to plan an event that meets your needs.

For more information call 9244 6032.





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