Students practice in the bush
Southern Cross University students Allie Edwards, Jack Myers, Gemma Schubert and Dawn Fahey, Tegan Roberts and Victor Bartley with Miranda Sochacki, Bella Brett and Emily Fahey kneeling at front. Victor provides cultural training for students on their arrival to Bourke. Photo TWH
The North West Academic Centre in Bourke has been busier than usual, with more students choosing placements in rural towns. Director of Multidisciplinary Programs Tara Walker said there are many students covering a facet of disciplines over a range of towns.
“We have two social work students doing their placements with Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (BACHS) and Cobar High School.
“We also have a contingent of nursing students coming and going from Bourke, Cobar, Brewarrina, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
“There are four occupational therapy students from Southern Cross University in our area, two are based at the Enngonia Primary School and two at Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Centre.
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