Stay near, go far

Hannah Kulari found the educational opportunities at home in Shepparton to kickstart her nursing career.

After graduating from VCE at Waganui Park Secondary College, Hannah began studying a Bachelor of Nursing at La Trobe University’s Shepparton Campus. She’s now preparing for her graduate year working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.

She says studying at her home-town uni campus, with its personal approach and smaller class sizes, was a great decision.

“I was able to keep my casual job at Coles, before beginning to work at Shepparton Retirement Villages as a personal carer,”
she says of combining work and study.

“I have loved how personalised my time at La Trobe Shepparton has been. I have been Speak to La Trobe University about beginning your dream career in 2021 and book a one-on-one consult at or call 1300 135 045. able to build such wholesome friendships with many of my classmates, peers and lecturers, as being a smaller campus, you get to know everyone!”

Hannah says staying in Shepparton meant she didn’t have the financial pressures that come with moving away for tertiary studies. Although now she’s ready to graduate, she’s excited to begin her career in metropolitan Melbourne.

After her city experience Hannah hopes to travel Australia and work as a nurse in regional and remote communities.

“Overall, I have had great experiences in regional nursing, which I believe will benefit my nursing career,” she says. “I recommend studying regionally. I have felt so incredibly supported throughout my degree and developed relationships I will cherish for a lifetime.”