According to the Bureau of Statistics, the 2016 Census of Population and Housing found that the Health Care and Social Assistance industry was the largest employer in Australia. Over the last 15 years, employment rates and job security haven’t always been on steady ground, but the healthcare workforce has made the most significant contribution to the nation’s workforce.
What’s the secret to finding study success? We spoke to SCU Online’s Master of Information Technology Management student Carrie Baldwin to get her insights on the juggle that is motherhood, fulltime work and online postgraduate study.
Recently, we hosted a webinar with Dr John Hurley, to speak about career opportunities in the mental health field and current trends within the sector.
Workplace wellbeing is essential for a motivated workforce. Long hours, high workloads and non-standard working patterns can have an affect on nurse mental health. In a profession where you’re constantly concerned about the wellbeing of others, it’s important you don’t neglect yourself. We’ve put together some tips for managing stress so that it doesn’t impact your work. Implement these, and you can continue loving the job you do.
Stories about underpaid staff in several Australian franchises, not to mention allegations that Australia biggest bank has aided and abetted criminal syndicates to launder ill-gotten gains, often leave us shaking our heads. Why do people do it? How can they get away with it? How can we trust institutions and businesses?
As a clinical nurse consultant at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, Belynda Abbott knows first-hand the benefits of taking an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. She recently completed a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University (SCU) Online, the only university to offer this approach to learning.
With the support of his workplace during his Graduate Certificate, Master of Healthcare student Dave Levings is making significant progress in his nursing career at a public sector hospital in Queensland. Read more about how he is making a bigger contribution to the hospital and within his team.
It is becoming all too clear that further study strengthens an individual’s career potential. We only need to look as far as our own student cohort at Southern Cross University and their outstanding achievements to see evidence of this.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is linked with generating high levels of productivity, creating better jobs (and more of them) as well as securing healthy economies. That’s just some of the reasons why the capabilities that come along with STEM – including creative problem solving and critical thinking – are becoming an increasingly large focus in the Australian classroom.