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Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds So, leading on from the discovery days, the students got a little bit of a taste of what it’s like to study health. So now that they’re here on the Gold Coast campus, they’re actually seeing it in the flesh, and seeing some of the facilities, and meeting world-leading professors and academics in those fields. I find it very exciting to speak to young people who have got such big dreams about their health careers. So anything that we can do to support their growth and development, we’re only too happy to do. Because the health benefits for the community back home will help to close the gap between those who have access to health care and those that don’t.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds So it was really interesting going on the tour with the kids. You can see their faces light up as they see all the technology and see what all the hospital has to offer.

Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds We’re back for the second year in a row for this unique experience which brings together Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander students from all over Queensland and Northern Australia to experience health at Griffith University. My dream is to become a nurse and help other people. My name is Jessimine Dabah, and I come from Yarrabah. I want to do health, because I want to try to make a big difference in the community. I want to help younger generations. It’s really important for Indigenous people to step up and get into health and make a positive impact on our communities back home. I think university life will be very daunting, I suppose. It’s going to be a big challenge.

Skip to 1 minute and 43 seconds It’s going to be a very big challenge. My mum is like, she finished grade 12. So I’m the second person that’s finishing grade 12 and first person in my generation that’s going to university. My dream is for Aboriginal Australians to have the same health outcome as non-Indigenous Australians.

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The video above will give you a taste of what it’s like to study health at Griffith University and the range of first-class facilities you can learn in. You’ll also get an idea of how Indigenous students are provided with excellent pathways to study at Griffith University.

Are you keen to discover what pathways and opportunities are available to you at Griffith University?

In case you missed the step in week 1, again here are some suggested courses and a program you may be interested in:


  • First Peoples Health and Practice
  • First Australian and Social Justice (Advanced)
  • Qld Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards


  • Master of Primary Maternity Care

Find out more and register your interest in one of these courses or in the program.

Get in touch with Griffith University to also explore other programs of interest to you. We’d love to hear from you.

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