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Overcoming obstacles to complete higher education

4 January 2019

Weipa Integrated Health Service-based Family Health Manager Louisa Salee completed a long journey to earn her master’s degree in public health.

Ms Salee embarked upon her master’s degree journey in July 2012 through Koorie Education at Deakin University in Geelong in Victoria.

Many obstacles later, including a one-year deferral of her studies, she completed the work required and formally graduated in late 2018.

“It was quite a challenging journey, juggling full-time work, family, travel and study,’’ Ms Salee said.

“The achievement has been a joint one, I couldn’t have done it alone without the help, support and assistance from family, friends, other fellow students, tutors, lecturers and not to mention my colleagues.

“I am also very grateful to the Torres Cape and Hospital and Health Service who continued to support me throughout my studies.

“When I began my master’s degree, the Torres and Cape HHS were two separate health services but the support continued even after the amalgamation of the two health services in July 2014.

“Without the organisation’s continuing support and the support of my past and current line managers, I simply would not have succeeded.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to absolutely everyone involved in helping me”.

Last updated: 8 January 2019