The Anti-Discrimination Commission (ADC) has been an invaluable learning experience for Charles Darwin University third-year social work student Rebecca Lowe.
The placement, which forms a part of the Bachelor of Social Work, enabled Rebecca to experience real workplace scenarios and put her theory into practice.
Rebecca has recently completed her 70-day placement with the ADC where she was an integral part of several high-level projects.
“All of the theory of the past two and a half years came together during the placement as I worked with ADC staff and a wide variety of people in government and non-government agencies,” she said.
“I had the opportunity to put my research proposal from first semester this year into action, working along side the Commissioner on the ADC’s Community Awareness Survey. I had a very active role in the survey design, distribution methods and undertook the data analysis and research report.”
Rebecca’s research project involved liaising with many other NT Government employees at all levels to enable the wide distribution of the survey.
“I will take away many new and enhanced skills and knowledge and a greater understanding of the significant role social work plays in the workplace and in the greater social context.”
Manager of the Community Visitor Program ADC, Judy Clisby said the skills and knowledge that Rebecca brought to the ADC made a valuable contribution to many aspects of the work done by the commission.
“Rebecca was substantially involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of the ADC's Community Awareness Survey and her capable, competent and enthusiastic efforts contributed to its success,” she said.
“The results will be very useful in our forward planning."
For more information contact: Linda Cuttriss, Coordinator Community Engagement on 8946 6336 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.