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CQUni takes distance out of distance education for Karratha mum

CQUni takes distance out of distance education for Karratha mum

Published:08 June 2017

Sibi Kamudyariwa has found distance education at CQUniversity to be the best fit for her.

Sibi Kamudyariwa has a goal of working as a mental health social worker and is well on the way to success thanks to enrolling in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Social Work via distance.

The Karratha-based busy mother of three is currently working full time as a support worker for an Indigenous company which has contributed to her interest in social work.

She is now also studying full time at CQUniversity. It’s not an easy task to manage both roles and a family, but Sibi says she has great support from her manager, family and university.

“CQUni offers a lot of help for online students. After researching other universities, I found CQUni the best for me to complete my course,” Sibi explained.

“Becoming a mental health social worker is where my interest lies – working with people and communities with mental health problems, helping individuals to resolve presenting psychological problems, and improving their quality of life.”

By studying social work at CQUniversity – a university ranked among the world’s top two percent of universities – Sibi believes she will be ready to work in a variety of roles upon graduation.

“This degree will give me the opportunity to integrate academic knowledge and skills with practical experience.

“I will become highly proficient in all core areas of social work, and it will prepare me to work in different roles in the social work profession after my graduation.”

“CQUni is the only university I found that would give me the chance to progress my career via distance education.

“By providing study hubs in regional and rural areas it helps take away the burden of distance learning.”

Sibi uses CQUniversity’s Karratha Study Hub to access computers and Internet facilities for assignment research.

The Study Hub operates in partnership with the North Regional TAFE and is a space for students in the region to use CQUniversity facilities, helping take the distance out of distance education.

CQUniversity operates four Study Hubs in Western Australia including Karratha, Geraldton, Busselton and Broome and also has launched a campus in Perth.

CQUniversity is a leading distance education provider in Australia and is a pioneer in the field as one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-modes of study.

Distance education courses at CQUniversity can be studied from anywhere in Australia, although some courses may require students to attend short-term residential schools.

To find out what you can study via distance education and more information about study hubs in your area, visit