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CQUniversity signs agreement with Scouts Queensland

Published:26 February 2018

TOP: CQUni Provost Professor Helen Huntly OAM with Daryl G. Scott (Chief Commissioner The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc). MID: L-R Jean Clifford (Deputy Chief Commissioner {Adults in Scouting} The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc); Darryl G. Scott; Darryl Clare OAM (Branch Commissioner Vocational Education and Training The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc and CQUni Lecturer – Short Course Development and Emerging Technology); Prof Helen Huntly; Professor Fiona Coulson (Dean, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences); and Major General John Hemsley Pearn AO RFD {Reserve Force Decoration} – National President of Scouts Australia. BELOW: Supporters of the agreement.

CQUniversity has joined forces with Scouts Queensland, signing an agreement that will see improved pathways to education and training for the community organisation, along with work-integrated learning opportunities for Scouts members and CQUniversity students.

“Scouts Queensland and CQUniversity have similar values and this partnership couldn’t be a better fit,” said CQUniversity's Provost, Professor Helen Huntly.

“Scouts Queensland is a wonderful organisation that has experienced long-term success in developing the skills of youth and adults, encouraging diversity and inclusion.

"Similarly, CQUniversity is one of Australia’s most inclusive universities proudly providing education and training to a large cohort of students, many of whom live in regional and remote locations, are Indigenous, or are the first in their family to attend university, and who otherwise may not have access to tertiary education.

“CQUniversity has already forged a strong relationship with Scouts Queensland. Over the years our students have provided first aid at major Scouting events through our Bachelor of Paramedic Science course, and this partnership will see an increased level of such opportunities which is a win-win for both CQUni and Scouts Queensland,” Professor Huntly said.

Scouts Queensland Deputy Chief Commissioner (Adults in Scouting) Jean Clifford said partnering with CQUniversity will further strengthen Scouts Queensland’s mission to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people.

“Scouts Queensland is excited to formalise this agreement that will assist so many of our members. The ability to provide quality and relevant education pathways is vital to support the delivery of the Scouts Program. CQUniversity is a leading educator in Australia and we look forward to working with them,” Ms Clifford said.