Tell us about your RMIT experience.
My experience at RMIT was fantastic. I had come out of a very dangerous domestic violence relationship and overcome a substance abuse issue in my life. I didn’t quite know what to do with myself so through talking with my mental health counsellor decided I would undertake some study to find out why certain things had happened to me.
What did you study?
In my first year I studied the Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs as a means to finding out what had caused me to have a substance use problem. I loved the course so much that I went on the next year to study the Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs. I was so lucky to have the most awesome lecturer and as a result was really fortunate to be awarded the William Cooper Prize for commitment to community and study.