Alumni News – Angela Redfern

Congratulations to Angela Redfern. Angela has been accepted into the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Notre Dame, WA starting in 2020. We are delighted for Angela and wish her all the very best as she begins the...

Helping Horses on the Gili Islands

By Amanda Drought As an avid animal lover, and Dr Harry fan, my ambition to become a vet started from a young age. As I grew older this ambition stuck with me and grew stronger. My bi-cultural, Indonesian and Australian, upbringing...

Alessandra Bridge Designs Her Future

Alessandra & her computer By Alessandra Bridge When I graduated from high school, in 2017 I received an OP score of 18* or below, only seven ranks away from the lowest achievable OP score. This is despite putting in the...

Julia Clugston – Correspondent

By Julia Clugston   Receiving one of the Long Tan Bursaries for 2019 was one of the most exciting things to happen to me this year. I come from a small town called Stawell which is located in the Grampians...

Ken Foster OAM – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...

Student Nurse in Vietnam

Student Nurses in Vietnam - Alannah third from left By Alannah Brooks I travelled to Vietnam for a three week Nursing and Allied Health placement with Southern Cross University. I was placed at The Friendship Village, a residential rehabilitation facility...

A Jungle Study

By Sharon de Loryn In November last year I was fortunate enough to head to Borneo, Malaysia to complete one the subject Studies in the Equatorial Tropics for my Zoology/Ecology degree with James Cook University. Under the supervision of world...

A Real Sense of Community

By Adam Davidson I have always had an affinity with volunteer community service. It started at school with an assignment on community service organisations, this lead me to volunteer with the State Emergency Service when I was 16. I was...

The Jessup

Brooke Douglas and Team at ANU By Brooke Douglas In late 2018 I was selected to be a part of the Southern Cross University Jessup Team. A group of five of us were selected to compete on a national level...

What the Long Tan Bursary Means to Me

'To me, this Long Tan Bursary is recognition of Dad’s service in Vietnam. I am proud of my Dad’s service and I am grateful he came home safely, unlike others.' By Catherine Allingham I would like to explain just why...

Angela Redfern – Long Tan Bursary Recipient

Jarrod Crowley, Angie Redfern, AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes Guest speaker Angie Redfern, a 2016 Long Tan Bursary recipient, gave a fantastic speech to the 2018 Long Tan Bursary recipients, their families and members of the ex-service...

From Scratch to Success

Kelly Peihopa AVCAT scholarship recipient Kelly Peihopa found herself starting from scratch, again, after the end of her marriage. Determined to “become educated, so I can provide a good future for myself and my four children,”...

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