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Thursday, August 17th, 2017

University of Western Australia moves up in world rankings

The University of Western Australia has climbed five places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities to be placed 91st in the world.

The result, announced this week by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, confirms UWA’s reputation as one of Australia’s—and the world’s—top tertiary education institutions.

University of Western Australia moves up in world rankings

UWA is part of the Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universities.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said UWA’s rise from 96th to 91st was a great achievement.

“This is an incredible achievement for a university, which is relatively young by world standards and which was founded thanks to the determination and generosity of the people of Western Australia. UWA has grown and continues to be ranked as one of the world’s best universities,” Professor Freshwater said.

“These results demonstrate that we are an internationally reputed research-intensive university, which is delivering world-class outcomes not only for our students, but also for our broad range of stakeholders.

“This scale up the ranking aligns with our active strategy to attract new talent to the UWA community, as we position the university for further future success.

“As part of the transformation, UWA is seeking 50 world-class academics to drive excellence in teaching and research and we’re well advanced in this international recruitment campaign.”

The ARWU rankings are compiled using several indicators including staff and alumni who have won Nobel prizes, highly cited researchers and research papers published in Nature and Science.

What do Canadians study at the University of Western Australia?

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Western Australia is a four-year, full-time professional degree with a significant research component. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of relevant knowledge in the basic medical sciences to support the staged development of clinical dental competencies and skills. Early clinical contact is pivotal to the course and students will enter the clinic from the first semester of their study.

UWA’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a highly integrated and contextualised course with many innovative features to equip graduates with the capabilities to work as a doctor in Australian and around the world. The degree is structured around six core themes: Professional, Leader, Advocate, Clinician, Educator, and Scholar (PLACES). The PLACES curriculum structure encourages students to learn about the humanistic and non-technical aspects of being a doctor, while continuing to emphasise the importance of developing clinical competence and scholarly capabilities.

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Griffith University to offer health sciences degrees in Brisbane in 2018

Growing demand for allied health services has translated to growing opportunities for students seeking healthcare careers outside the traditional medicine and dentistry degrees.

The sector is surging, with an ageing population and onset of chronic disease driving patient volumes, and a focus on prevention and new technologies improving outcomes.

Griffith to offer health sciences degrees in Brisbane in 2018

Find out how you can study health sciences at Griffith University

Griffith University has responded by bringing three of its most-respected allied health programs—physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology—to Brisbane for the first time.

Professor Andrea Bialocerkowski, Griffith’s School of Allied Health Services Head, says the new degrees are great news for Brisbane students.

“Griffith has offered these programs on the Gold Coast for many years—we’re certainly not new to the game. From 2018 Brisbane students will benefit directly from our faculty’s experience and industry connectivity,” says Andrea.

Just as allied health professionals collaborate to deliver care, Griffith allied health sciences students undertake interprofessional learning alongside one another.

“Students in these degrees learn with those studying other health degrees such as nutrition and dietetics, exercise physiology, medicine, nursing or pharmacy,” she says.

“Their collaboration provides a practical understanding of how their profession interacts and functions within the sort of multidisciplinary team that deliver healthcare today.”

While all three degrees have the power to change lives, Andrea says each has defining features that may help students choose which is best for them.

Demand for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree is expected to grow with the National Disability Insurance Scheme coming online and the discipline’s emergence in schools and aged care facilities.

“This is a very future-focused degree and includes a focus on entrepreneurship and work-integrated learning that commences in the first trimester of study,” says Andrea.

Andrea says the new Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a streamlined replacement for Griffith University’s highly regarded Master of Physiotherapy, which was offered for almost 20 years.

“The new degree caters for high school leavers and offers an extremely wide clinical placement network, extending from far north Queensland to Tasmania, as well as Griffith’s nationally renowned expertise in simulated learning.”

Master of Speech Pathology students, says Andrea, receive industry placement from their first trimester of study and tackle a curriculum focused on clinical immersion.

“Clinical immersion is a key aspect of the intensive two-year curriculum and students gain exposure to a variety of settings to work with adults and children,” Andrea says.

Are you interested in studying health sciences at Griffith University? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

University of Melbourne ranked third in the Asia-Pacific

Once again, the University of Melbourne has proved its mettle in the world’s university ranking forum. Just recently, the university was ranked third in the Asia-Pacific, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017.

University of Melbourne ranked third in the Asia-Pacific

The University of Melbourne is ranked third in the Asia-Pacific, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017. (Photo: University of Melbourne)

Australian universities performed exceptionally well in the new ranking, which was launched to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector.

The University of Melbourne was the only university outside Asia to appear in the top five, coming in third behind the National University of Singapore and Peking University.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Margaret Sheil said that the university was pleased by this validation, within a demanding global market.

“This is a strong endorsement of the university’s dedicated and talented staff and their research and teaching output, as well as the quality of our graduates.”

The THE Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017 analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, with some weightings adjusted to reflect the younger profile of some of the universities in the region.

Key areas included teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

About the University of Melbourne

Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Established in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university, and has been ranked as the country’s top university in both worldwide and national standings.

The University of Melbourne is arguably Australia’s most reputable higher education institution with a tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Students from Canada choose Melbourne due its high ranking among the best universities in the world.

Think you might be interested in studying at the University of Melbourne? Here are the most popular schools at Melbourne for Canadians:

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

About University of Sydney international scholarships

Did you know that when you receive an unconditional offer of admission to the University of Sydney, you are automatically assessed for a scholarship? Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships are up to AUD$40,000 in value and awarded to international students based on academic merit. Here are the details about how you can qualify:

About University of Sydney international scholarships

Find out more about the University of Sydney.

Semester 1, 2018
• Round 1 – November 3, 2017
• Round 2 – January 5, 2018
• Round 3 – January 26, 2018

Semester 2, 2018
• Round 1 – April 6, 2018
• Round 2 – May 4, 2018
• Round 3 – June 8, 2018

Top-ranked applicants will be offered a tuition fee reduction of their first year fees by A$5,000, A$20,000*, or A$40,000.

Tier 1 Scholarships capped at AUD$40,000 toward a recipient’s first year tuition fees for the enrolled CRICOS registered program of study at the University of Sydney is open to ALL international students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework full degrees only.

*Tier 2 Scholarships capped at AUD$20,000 toward a recipient’s first year tuition fees for the enrolled CRICOS registered program of study at the University of Sydney will only be offered to citizens of selected countries and enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework full degrees only.

Tier 3 Scholarships capped at AUD$5,000 toward a recipient’s first year tuition fees for the enrolled CRICOS registered program of study at the University of Sydney is open to ALL international students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework full degrees only.

Terms and Conditions

Selection criteria

  • Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the university’s admission requirements
  • Only applicants with unconditional offers of admission will be considered;
  • Only applicants who are not citizens of Australia and New Zealand nor a  permanent resident of Australia will be considered;
  • Specifically for tier 2 scholarships, only applicants who are citizens of the nominated country will be considered;
  • Students who have already commenced are not eligible.
  • Students applying for their second University of Sydney degree will be eligible for the scholarships so long as they have not been recipients of a University of Sydney scholarship in their first University of Sydney degree.
  • University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) students articulating into full degree University of Sydney CRICOS registered programs will also be eligible for the scholarships and will be assessed similarly to all other direct applicants on the basis of academic merit.

How to Apply

Great news: You won’t need a separate application! All eligible applicants with an unconditional offer by a specified cut-off date will be considered for the scholarships!

Conditions

  • The scholarship will be a one off payment and will cover tuition fees only and no living allowance is payable.
  • Tier 3 Scholarship recipients will be eligible to concurrently receive either the Tier 1 or 2 Scholarships. Should this be the case, the $5,000 will be deducted from the Tier 1 and Tier 2 scholarship amounts in order to ensure that the respective caps of AUD $40,000 and AUD $20,000 is not exceeded.

Successful candidates

  • Must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship or sponsorship from the University of Sydney or the Australian Government;
  • Must commence study as per the Scholarship offer – deferment to a later semester is not permitted and will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship;
  • Will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • Are also responsible for paying the balance of tuition fees as applicable each year;
  • Are required to enroll as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a full-time basis throughout their enrollment at the University of Sydney;
  • May not be entitled to a Leave of Absence during the duration of the scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances which the university will consider on a case by case basis; and
  • Will be asked to promote the program in which they are enrolled as well as represent the University of Sydney at student orientation, marketing events and corporate networking events.

The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this Scholarships Program without notice and at its discretion.

Would you like more information about the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

UQ physiotherapy student tackles global health issues

University students from across the globe are exploring the connections between society, economics, environment and health at the U21 Health Sciences Summer School in Johannesburg.

UQ physiotherapy student Leah Davis and nursing and midwifery students Elizabeth Bartetzko, Anne Tin and Sophie Bonser are representing the University of Queensland at the event.

UQ health sciences students tackle global health issues

UQ physio student Leah Davis (Photo: UQ)

Ms Davis said her passion for the sociological study of human health had been fired by the class, gender and ethnicity disadvantage she had observed.

“I’m from a rural Queensland town where I attended public schools, worked at the local pharmacy and stood in lines at the financial aid offices,” she said.

“It was within these environments, surrounded by members of every class and nationality, that I first started to foster the idea that people’s health can’t be solely determined by a purely biomedical model.

“Attending this summer school is a dream come true that will allow me to gain knowledge and develop tools to help those who weren’t lucky enough to be born within the bubble of privilege.

“I’m most excited to be given the opportunity to grow as a person and as a health student.

“I believe in the importance of expanding my world beyond the life I know and am used to, and so it is going to be life-changing to witness first-hand the health struggles those in developing countries experience.”

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson said the students were ideal candidates to represent UQ.

“They have such an exciting opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge, expertise and experiences with other health students from across the world,” Professor Roberts-Thomson said.

“The interdisciplinary discussions and interaction will be invaluable to their personal and career journeys ahead.”

The theme of the summer school at the University of Johannesburg is Global Health and the Social Determinants of Health.

Students will visit private and public health care facilities and cultural and historical sites, meet with communities, and participate in interdisciplinary activities.

The summer school will bring together students from dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, nutrition, medicine, public health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology and optometry, all from U21 Health Sciences Group member universities.

About the University of Queensland Physiotherapy program

The University of Queensland offers a learning environment and has assessment requirements designed to facilitate the advanced and intensive learning appropriate for a master’s-level program. The Master of Physiotherapy Studies introduces graduates to the profession of physiotherapy and its key concepts in intensive mode during an initial summer semester. UQ physiotherapy students develop an understanding of the principles of scientific method, critical analysis and research design and apply them to professional practice. Students learn to appreciate the physiotherapist’s role in health promotion, injury prevention and effective treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

Did you know there are approximately 40 spots available in the program? For the 2017 intake, 17 OzTREKK students accepted their international student offers!

Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next available intake: November 2018
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: UQ has a general application deadline of May 30 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply now to the UQ Physiotherapy School!

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Melbourne Law School alumnus’ donation supports new Centre on Statelessness

One of the most significant gifts in the University of Melbourne Law School‘s history will establish the world’s only academic centre devoted to the problem of statelessness.

Peter and Ruth McMullin made the public announcement of their intended donation at a gala dinner to celebrate the 160th anniversary of teaching law at Melbourne. Mr McMullin is a Melbourne Law School alumnus.

Melbourne Law School alumnus' donation supports new Centre on Statelessness

Ruth and Peter McMullin (Photo: University of Melbourne)

“Ruth and I congratulate the Melbourne Law School on its global leadership in establishing the Centre and it is our pleasure to support it,” he said.

“In our opinion, policy solutions need to be found to address the mounting issue of statelessness around the world, and we look forward to them being developed through the work of the Centre.

“We all need to contribute where we can to strengthen valuable institutions like the University of Melbourne in the current global environment.”

University of Melbourne Chancellor (and fellow Melbourne Law School alumnus) Allan Myers said the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness was one of the most significant and visionary philanthropic initiatives in the history of the Melbourne Law School.

Mr Myers said the Centre on Statelessness would examine the causes and extent of statelessness around the world, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

“It will work with governments, the not-for-profit sector and the United Nations towards the elimination of statelessness and it will work to protect the rights of stateless people,” he said.

“The Centre will engage in research, teaching and training, supporting public policy and law reform, and raising public awareness and understanding of statelessness.”

Mr Myers said the Centre would begin in 2018 under the leadership of Professor Michelle Foster, a globally respected University of Melbourne scholar in refugee and human rights law.

“A child is born into statelessness every 10 minutes and stateless people are vulnerable to a wide range of legal disabilities in many countries which may limit their right to education, employment, travel and even marriage,” he said.

“The Melbourne Law School is proud to establish a centre that will play a critical role in worldwide efforts to eliminate statelessness and to protect the rights of stateless people.”

The donation was made through Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbournewhich helps fund life-changing research, gives bright students the chance to excel and funds projects that improve communities.

University of Melbourne Law School Juris Doctor program

The University of Melbourne’s JD is designed specifically for graduate students. The program is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It leads to admission to the legal profession in all Australian jurisdictions and can also be used as a basis for seeking admission in many jurisdictions overseas. The curriculum for this law program allows students to build the core skills essential to a wide range of legal and professional careers, and gives them the opportunity to tailor their studies to areas of particular interest through elective subjects.

Program: Juris Doctor
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Intake: February
Duration: 3 years (standard course structure); 2 or 2.5 years (accelerated course structure)
Application Deadline: Melbourne Law School has a general application deadline of November 30 each year. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; and
  • completed the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

Apply to the University of Melbourne Law School!

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Learn more about Melbourne Law School! Email OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Griffith Law School ranked in the global top 50

Law at Griffith has gained significant recognition in the latest ShanghaiRankings’ Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Law (which includes criminology in this ranking) came in at number 38 after the ARWU evaluated 4000 universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

Griffith Law School ranked in the global top 50

Griffith Law School Dean, Professor Pene Mathew (photo: Griffith University)

Griffith Law School Dean Professor Pene Mathew said it was a fantastic result.

“This ranking places Law at Griffith first in Queensland, recognising the high quality of both our researchers and students,’’ she said.

“The ARWU takes into account a range of indicators of quality research, including publications in quality journals and number of citations, thus demonstrating the high quality of legal research at Griffith University.”

Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said Criminology at Griffith has long been recognised as one of the best nationally, but the ARWU ranking indicates their strength is recognised internationally.
“The Griffith criminology community has an established international reputation for conducting research on important social problems. Our work has impacted the academic discipline and society in numerous ways, which is reflected in our ranking.”

Research scholarship

Professor Don Anton, Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith, said the result reflected the outstanding research produced by legal scholars at the Griffith Law School.

“We are aiming to demonstrate our research is ERA 5 quality—above world-class—and this ranking helps to confirm we are succeeding.”

The university also ranked 101–150 for Social Science, seventh in Australia.

“We are especially pleased with the strong endorsement of our strengths in social science as we have invested strongly in this area across the past decade,” said Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law).

“This area’s strength positions Griffith to confront many of the social problems and challenges we face as a society.”

Griffith had four disciplines in the top 50 list: Hospitality & Tourism Management ranked 2nd, Nursing ranked 14th, Marine/Ocean Engineering ranked 28th.

The university ranked ninth in Australia for the number of subjects mentioned (30) and had eight subjects featured in the Top 100.

About the Griffith Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience. You can also double your career options, without doubling your study time, by completing a double degree. You’ll study two Griffith degrees simultaneously, giving you the career advantage of a special combination of skills.

  • Laws/Arts
  • Laws/Business
  • Laws/Commerce
  • Laws/Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Laws/Government and International Relations
  • Laws/International Business
  • Laws/Psychological Science
  • Laws/Science (Environment)

Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Griffith University Law School!

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Find out more about these information sessions and about studying at Griffith Law School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

UQ Veterinary School earns top marks in global ranking system

The University of Queensland has been ranked the best in Australia for veterinary sciences by a major international rankings system.

UQ Vet School earns top marks in global ranking system

Study at UQ Vet School (Photo credit: UQ)

Acting Head of the UQ School of Veterinary Science Associate Professor Jenny Seddon welcomed the latest school accolade in the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017.

“The school has a sustained record of excellence in research and teaching across the veterinary disciplines since our first student intake 81 years ago,” she said.

“In addition to providing world-class veterinary education, our diverse group of academic and clinical staff contribute to animal science, health and welfare through innovative, practical research, advanced veterinary services and successful industry partnerships.”

Associate Professor Seddon said as well as being the top-ranked Australian university in veterinary sciences, The University of Queensland was also ranked globally in the world’s top 25 for veterinary sciences—at ranking 24—in the prestigious subject rankings.

She said prospective students could be confident in the quality of their programs, with the five-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree being globally accredited by three major accrediting bodies in Australia/NZ (AVBC), UK (RCVS) and North America (AVMA).

UQ is also a leader both nationally and internationally in the emerging profession of veterinary technology, offering a three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree which combines theory, practical instruction and hands-on experience.

With more than $140 million invested in purpose-built teaching and research facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus, students and research staff access an integrated site for animal production, health and welfare teaching and research activities set on 1,000 hectares of rural land.

UQ Veterinary School

Since its first intake of students in 1936, the UQ Veterinary School has been recognized for a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning across the veterinary disciplines and the quality of its research. The vet program at the University of Queensland is one of the most sought after in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand, both domestically and internationally. The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) provides the broadest base in the biological sciences of any undergraduate course and provides a very wide range of career options as well as its professional qualifications, enabling graduates to practice veterinary medicine and surgery.

Program: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: General application deadline of November 29; however, late applications may be accepted. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply to UQ Veterinary School!

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

James Cook University answers the call for rural doctors

James Cook University is answering the call for more doctors in regional, rural and remote Queensland.

James Cook University answers the call for rural doctors

Study medicine at James Cook University and be a specialist in rural medicine! (Photo: JCU)

This year, the university is training 593 GP registrars through the provision of its specialist training program, Generalist Medical Training (GMT).  This program has been contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver Australian General Practice training (AGPT) in North Western Queensland.

Associate Dean Strategy and Engagement, Professor Jacinta Elston from JCU’s College of Medicine and Dentistry said 123 of the current registrars are JCU medical graduates.

“We have a regional mission with a focus on the needs of rural, remote and under-served communities, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

“In the 2005 to 2016 JCU Medicine Graduate Survey, 84% of students said they intended to practice medicine outside of capital cities, compared to the national average of 16%.

“We are now seeing the follow through of those intentions with 92% of GMT registrars placed in regional, rural and remote areas, according to the Australian Statistical Geography Standard – Remoteness Area index.”

Steven Bajwa is a sixth-year medical student at JCU in Cairns. He said he is looking forward to a career in a rural hospital.

“Being from Brisbane when I started my degree, I always envisaged I would return or work in another tertiary centre (metropolitan hospital),” he said. “The degree and placement from JCU have completely changed my perspective on my graduate location. I no longer want to work in tertiary centres, but in smaller, more rural hospitals.”

Cloncurry registrar Dr Cameron Hoare said it was his JCU medical degree that set him on the rural career path: “When I started doing medicine I really enjoyed emergency medicine. Then I found a place (Cloncurry) where I could do proper general practice and still do emergency medicine.”

After his first medical student placement in the rural town, Dr Hoare returned in his sixth year of medicine, and then again later to undertake GP training with JCU’s GMT. He applauded the GMT program, saying it strongly encourages doctors to take up rural and remote posts.

“GMT definitely has an advantage there that they are providing registrar training and trying to support registrars training out west, which is actually a great success.”

Mackay GP and GMT Medical Educator Dr Ciara Ross is also a JCU medical School graduate. She said it set her up for a career in rural practice.

“I liked that their focus of the medical degree was more in rural and remote medicine, which was where I ultimately wanted to end up, working in more of a rural community,” she said.

As a Medical Educator, Dr Ross guides Mackay region GMT registrars through their training. She said the program is attracting more people who, like her, genuinely want to stay in rural areas.

“I’ve had quite a number of registrars come to me who live in Mackay and want to stay in Mackay, worried that they could potentially be moved. I am quite happy to be able to reassure them that if Mackay is the place they want to be, then generally they can stay here.

“There is a new generation of doctors coming through who are really interested in remote medicine and want to work in regional hospitals. I think maybe in years gone by, the epitome of medicine was working in a tertiary centre (metropolitan hospital), but I think people are genuinely chasing these rural jobs now because they are a bit different and exciting.”

Dr Ross encouraged anyone considering becoming a GP to study with James Cook University and GMT.

“I would recommend GMT for GP registrar training because they offer good quality and supportive education in a variety of training posts with experienced supervisors.

“Because GMT was developed by JCU, they have the staff and resources of a university with experience in post graduate education, so you know you will be in good hands.

“The program also prepares registrars well to face the college exams, with lots of practice throughout the program and additional support.”

JCU will now look to expand upon its success in the provision of General Practice Training via additional funding from the Australian Government (Regional Training Hubs Funding). This funding will allow JCU to further build and connect regional specialist training pathways across Queensland.

JCU Medical School MBBS

The 6-year, full-time MBBS degree is a comprehensive program with integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine. Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2017 (Note: Early offers of admission may be made to high-achieving international applicants! Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible and well before the August 30 deadline.)

Apply to JCU Medical School!

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Do you have questions about James Cook University and its medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Monash University is the no. 1 engineering school in Australia

Are you creative, imaginative, analytical and technical? Do you want to extend yourself and help build the future? Engineers are in demand both in Australia and internationally—and an engineering qualification might just be for you.

Did you know Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which means Monash Engineering graduates can work in any other signatory country, without the need to re-qualify. Just imagine where an internationally recognised engineering qualification could take you (Canada and USA!).

Monash University is the no. 1 engineering school in Australia

Study at the no. 1 engineering school in Australia—Monash University

Who are engineers?

They’re creative…

They’re imaginative, analytical and technical, with excellent teamwork skills. As an engineer, you get to apply science and mathematics in a practical way, to develop new technologies and improve existing ones.

They’re problem solvers...

They figure out how things work, and they create solutions to problems. They are key to the development of society and solving the challenges the world currently faces such as climate change, natural resource depletion, food shortages and increased demands on energy.

And they’re in demand

Engineers possess a rare combination of skills and qualities that place them in demand in many different industries. An engineer’s career is diverse, interesting and can be anywhere in the world. As a qualified engineer you’ll be equipped to work in many areas outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting.

Some engineers go on to become CEOs of major corporations. Almost 20 per cent of CEOs of ASX100 companies are engineers. Problem solving and planning skills, combined with a focus on the future and continuous improvement, make engineers competent business leaders.

Where does Monash Engineering stand?

Well, Monash University ranks as the best faculty in Australia for engineering (Times Higher Education, 2016–2017), and is one of the largest in the country. Monash is renowned world-wide for the quality of their teaching and research and the calibre of their graduates.

Master of Advanced Engineering

Did you know that Monash offers the widest choice of engineering courses than any other Australian university? Monash offers the Master of Advanced Engineering—the only kind in its field—that ensures that students grow into transformational, global, and socially-responsible leaders and engineers.

Delivered at the Clayton campus, the Master of Advanced Engineering is designed to extend your knowledge in your specialisation area and advance your leadership and complex-problem-solving skills. Specialisation options:

  1. Chemical engineering
  2. Civil engineering (Water)
  3. Civil engineering (Transport)
  4. Civil engineering (Infrastructure Systems)
  5. Electrical engineering
  6. Energy and sustainability (Malaysia campus only)
  7. Materials engineering
  8. Mechanical engineering
  9. Medical engineering
  10. Renewable and sustainable energy engineering

Apply to Monash University Engineering School!

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Find out more about studying at the no. 1 engineering school in Australia—Monash University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Engineering Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.