“In 2015 I decided to pursue my passion to become an Oral Health Therapist, and applied for the Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) at Holmesglen. After working full-time as a dental nurse for five years, I was nervous about making the transition back to study. However, the academic staff at Holmesglen were very supportive and ensured that my transition was smooth.
“The highlight this year has been meeting such a diverse group of people that share the same passion for oral health. Small class sizes have allowed me to get to know my fellow students and lecturers more intimately. The lecturers are helpful, supportive, encouraging and passionate about each individual student’s learning.
“Practical work in the simulation clinic has given me confidence and knowledge, to ensure I’m ready to start seeing patients in the second year of my degree. The equipment and tutors in the simulation clinic are fantastic, and I feel privileged to be learning in such an outstanding environment.
“For anyone considering studying a Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) in the future, I encourage you to submit an application. Transitioning from work to university life can be difficult, however, through perseverance and hard work it can be achieved. The staff within the course will ensure you feel comfortable and confident as you embark upon your degree.”