Jasmine Thomas get’s ready for the STEPS Graduation, CQUniversity.
Jasmine Thomas get’s ready for the STEPS Graduation, CQUniversity. Chrissy Harris

Graduands take next STEPS

FORTY-SEVEN Gladstone students will celebrate their learning tonight when they attend their STEPS completion ceremony at Gladstone’s Central Queensland University campus.

The graduands have come to the STEPS program for all different reasons and have studied in different modes, both externally and internally.

For the last five years, STEPS has been offered as an external program.

This allows students to study from home with online contact with lecturers.

External student Jasmine Thomas, 20 of Brisbane joined the STEPS program after seeing her mum complete the program a few years earlier.

“I didn’t finish year 12 due to illness but I wanted to do a law degree and needed the grades to get into it so I completed it externally,” Jasmine said.

The internal programs started in 1986 and now operate in three different modes to suit students’ needs. Two such programs are offered part-time either during the day or in the evening over 26 weeks; the other internal program is offered full-time during the day over 13 weeks.

“There will be 47 students receive their certificates of completion and 32 of these students have already applied to study an undergraduate program next year with CQUniversity,” Academic Learning Services Campus co-ordinator Muriel Strahm said.

The next information and assessment sessions for programs starting in 2011: Tuesday, November 16 (9.30am-1pm or 5.30-8.30pm).

For further information or registration visit our website http://steps.cqu.edu.au or phone CQUniversity 4970 7277.



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