2016 student scholarship reflections

ACEN student scholarships

Dentistry in Ballarat

I undertook my work integrated learning (WIL) placement in the regional town of Ballarat, Victoria. The placement involved working as a student dentist for six months, and entailed seeing and treating 4-5 patients a day under the guidance of a…


Radiographer in Rockhampton

Today is my last day of a twelve week placement and brings to a close one of the best working experiences I’ve had so far. Over the last three months I’ve been challenged technically and mentally to improve my skills as a student…


Social work

Being a student in a workplace enabled me to really learn whilst practicing. It may seem obvious but the opportunity freed me of a lifetime of limiting beliefs of needing to ‘get it right’ before I try. I fully embraced both being brave and trying with being professional and assisting people.


Social work in central Australia

The scholarship I received from the ACEN allowed me to have the fantastic experience of conducting my final social work placement at the … Council in ……… …My placement took place within the Family Violence Prevention Program, and specifically within the ‘Domestic Violence Specialist Children’s Service’. This program is relatively new, having


Social work placement in Queensland

Undertaking my final placement in …. was a careful decision. I know, from some experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, that Australia’s Indigenous population faces many issues pertaining equity, explicit and implicit forms of…


Teaching in a Remote Community in the Kimberley

I completed my remote placement in … WA during June and July. It was an incredible experience, one that has changed me as a teacher and a person.  I will always be thankful to ACEN for providing me with the…