The project partners are James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology, DePaul Institute of Science and Technology (India) and Nakhon Rajabhat Ratchasima University (Thailand).
Our relationships extend beyond student exchange with the aim of maintaining ongoing mutually beneficial arrangements. For example, DIST have established the DePaul International Centre for Wellbeing with JCU and Centacare support and hosted a joint conference on Mental Health Practice in Social Work.
JCU and NRRU have facilitated two-way student exchange since 2007.
QUT has been conducting student placements in Vietnam for a number of years, based at the Institute for Community Health Research in Hue. Social Work students learn alongside peers in Public Health and Nursing to gain professional experience in health and social services in government and non-government sectors, during this three week placement. In addition, we have an on-going relationship with Handicap International in Cambodia (HIC), and will have our first 500hr professional social work placement with HIC in second semester 2015.