Andrew Pascoe completed a placement and year-long residency in Papua New Guinea where he made a widely screened documentary.
The Master of International Community Development is run by staff with lots of experience, critical insights, and a willingness to genuinely support students. I found that many of my peers brought existing professional experiences from a wide range of countries and backgrounds. I learnt a lot from them too.
My placement with Bismarck Ramu Group was arranged by one of my lecturers and became my first paid role in community development. This experience was formative to my professional development and provided me with the know-how to start a community development career upon my return to Australia.
One achievement I’m proud of was producing a film called Women in Agriculture during my placement year in Papua New Guinea. The documentary has been widely viewed, and has been screened in regions around PNG to inspire other women. It is now used as a teaching tool at a PNG university.
Right now I’m a Cross-Cultural Facilitator with ARDS Aboriginal Corporation in Darwin. We share important information, in language, with remote communities, primarily in north-east Arnhem Land. I look forward to continuing working with Aboriginal people in the future.