GAF Stories

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RMIT University

Simone has been kicking some serious goals, having made the transition from playing state and national netball to playing for Essendon in the VFLW.

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Griffith University

'I have the GAF scholarship to thank for my GPA of 7, I have scored a high distinction in every subject I have attempted so far and...

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James Cook University

'I hope that studying medicine will enable me to begin work as a rural doctor.

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Vicki Abraham


International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

A GAF Fellowship through ISSI in 2013 allowed Vicki to travel to the USA, Germany, Austria and Israel to research robotic/computer assistive technologies.

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Deakin University

'Travelling to Alice Springs as on optometry student was both enlightening and eye-opening (no pun intended).

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Christopher Bourne ISSI profile


International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

A GAF Fellowship allowed ISSI student Christopher Bourne to visit leading equipment manufacturers in the USA and France, receive training in Canada and the UK and attend...

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RMIT University

'I first got involved in community work when I was studying my Certificate IV in Youth Work. '

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Annabelle Coppin at Yarrie


International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

ISSI Fellow Annabelle Coppin used her George Alexander Fellowship to explore options to overcome the logistical, ethical and economic shortcomings of transporting beef cattle from remote farms to abattoirs...

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