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Fantastic opportunities exist for those wanting to join Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT),
the leader in vocational education and training in the ACT.
CIT Health, Community and Science is seeking casual teachers for the following areas:
-- Early childhood teachers with a Bachelor of Education
For further information regarding this position email Rhonda.Batty@cit.edu.au or phone
(02) 6205 4143.
Community Services, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health and Youth Work
For further information email Veronique.Gouneau@cit.edu.au or phone (02) 6205 4724.
-- Aged care, home and community care (HACC)
For further information email Lily.Muthurajah@cit.edu.au or phone (02) 6205 7381.
To apply, register your details on the Casual Teacher Register at cit.edu.au/about/employment
TAA40104 or TAE40110), or a commitment to obtain it within 12 months of employment.
CASUAL TEACHERS WANTED
Struggle leads to life helping others
Betty Callow has been recognised for her work in Indigenous affairs in the ACT.
Picture: ELESA KURTZ
When Betty Callow s mother was
discharged from hospital facing
numerous chronic illnesses more than
two decades ago, there were no health
services in place for her.
Navigating the system as her moth-
er s carer for five years inspired Ms
Callow to carve out a career in the
health sector to help other Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people get
the best out of their healthcare.
The Wiradjuri woman was recog-
nised as the Individual High Achiever
at the recent ACT Indigenous Excel-
lence Awards for her dedication.
Ms Callow said she was surprised
and humbled by the award.
"I just get in and do what needs to
be done," she said.
The Aboriginal care co-ordinator s
current role with ACT Medicare Local
involves assisting indigenous people
with chronic illness, with the aim of
helping patients self-manage their
"I think we, as workers, are the link
for our patients because we can
recommend services that are good and
culturally appropriate and will
deliver," she said.
"It s having that respect and trust
with the community."
But working in the field wouldn t
have been possible without the sup-
port of her family or a willingness to
learn, she said.
"A lot of the issues, some of the
stuff you actually hear can be pretty
heavy -- you have to be quite resilient
but compassionate at the same time,
she said. "I think my obstacle has been
limited education. I left school at year
10 -- it was about trying to get an
income to help my mum. I m really
grateful for those people [who] real-
ised the skills and the knowledge that
Ms Callow said she was a strong
advocate for education and hoped to
see more indigenous people working
"You go through your ups and
downs but at the end of the day it s
about helping your people."
Funds to boost
The University of Canberra has
received almost $1.5 million to
develop science and mathematics
INSPIRE Centre director
Professor Robert Fitzgerald said he
was delighted to receive the funding.
"The preparation and ongoing
support of maths and science teachers
is critical to ensuring the next
generation is adequately prepared for
the increasingly scientific and
mathematical demands of the
workplace, Professor Fitzgerald
said. He said the professional
development and mentoring project
would make a measurable difference
to the quality of science and
The project advances the
Exploratorium Teacher Institute
model in San Francisco, through a
new partnership arrangement.
Working through the INSPIRE
Centre, it will develop a mix of
workshops, face-to-face and virtual
teaching resources and unique
Partners in this University of
Canberra-led project include
Questacon, the Australian National
University, the Australian
Association of Mathematics Teachers
and the Australian Science Teachers
The University of Canberra was
one of 10 Australian universities that
shared in $16.4 million of federal
funding to develop innovative maths
and science projects over the next
CHARGES AFTER DRUG
BUST IN FLYNN
Two illegal immigrants have pleaded
guilty to cultivating cannabis after
more than 400 plants were uncovered
in a sophisticated northside grow
house. Four Chinese nationals were
arrested over two grow houses which
held $2.5 million worth of drugs
following a series of police raids in
April this year. Police said they
seized 800 cannabis plants and
17 kilograms of packaged cannabis
from the houses as part of an
investigation into cannabis supply in
the Canberra region.
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