Filling a gap
Bianca’s quick admission into a school at the end of her degree was helped along by the looming teacher shortage facing Australian education.
Dean of JCU College of Arts, Society, and Education Nola Alloway, herself a professor of education, said the shortage presented a huge opportunity for aspiring teachers.
“The Queensland Government in particular is looking at supply and demand at the moment, and doing everything they can to increase that supply,” Nola said.
“There is an opportunity for everyone, not just for young people, but people who are looking to change direction in their careers.”
For students like Bianca, great support made all the difference in getting her into a classroom in north Queensland as soon as possible, and it’s something Nola takes seriously.
“They will have constant online support, they’ll have tutors dedicated to each subject. They’ll have a success officer working on the course,” she said.
Like any university course, education had its tough moments, but dedicated lecturers and a worthy goal meant Bianca never faltered in her pursuit of a new career.
“I felt the course went smoothly for me, the help was there if it was needed, and that’s what I loved about my course and I loved about JCU,” she said.
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"I appreciated so much of the help that I got, whether it was online support from other students of lecturers,"
Bianca Rogers, JCU Alumna