In early June, the School of Education and Professional Studies delivered an intensive course to 13 students and 1 academic visiting from the Education University of Hong Kong.

This program saw the students participate in lectures by Dr Ben Williams and Dr Kay Hartwig. They also were involved in skill development sessions run by Mark Davidson and Indigenous Games sessions with Dr Harry Van Issum and Troy Merston.

These firsthand experiences also saw the students attending a variety of events on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. In Brisbane, they attended a Rugby League match with the Broncos and visited Southbank Parklands, the Arts and Cultural Precinct of Brisbane City.

On the Gold Coast, they participated in a workshop at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast. They also attended beach safety sessions and trained in CPR as part of the course through Surf Lifesaving Australia.

There was also time for a visit to the Australian Outback Spectacular and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

This was a fully assessed course involving both the Australian and Hong Kong academics and the students received credit for their Hong Kong program of study.