Dear Endeavour Graduate,
Your graduation day is an important milestone in your life. It is both an ending and a beginning, a day to reflect on memories of the past and your dreams for the future. You will graduate with a new academic award to your name. This is a major achievement and confirms that you are qualified in a valuable health science or applied health science field. It is the culmination of your years of dedication and hard work towards completion of this award. The experiences you’ve had, the connections you’ve made and the knowledge and skills that you’ve gained with us have equipped you to take your place in an industry that is respected and sought by most Australians
In completing your studies, you have demonstrated the enormously important life skill of ‘resilience.’ Although any formal education requires persistence and determination, doing so during a pandemic has required you to summon great depths of fortitude to deal with rapid change and no doubt personal hardship to still arrive at the end of your journey.
Endeavour College of Natural Health and our alumni are there to support you on your journey. Endeavour is by far Australia’s largest and most enduring institution in this field.
As well as the Alumni association, another common tie binding our graduates is their determination to keep their clients’ needs firmly at the centre of their practice. As part of the Endeavour family, you were prepared to understand that the client seeking your help is looking to be heard, respected and treated as a whole person. This is a characteristic that marks our graduates apart and is a focus that is sorely needed as more Australians turn to the natural health industry for the answers they can’t find elsewhere.
As new dimensions of integrative health practice continue to emerge, there are many career options for you to consider when it comes to using your knowledge to educate or transform the lives of others.
As you shape your career, I encourage you to retain a thirst for knowledge – nothing will serve you better. Listen to your clients and colleagues, learn from your experiences, read in your field, collaborate with others, further your education, stay abreast of current research, and don’t be afraid to challenge assumptions – particularly your own.
Remember you will always have a home at Endeavour, so please keep in touch with us through our Alumni association. As well as providing updates on further professional development, there is nothing that pleases us more than celebrating the success of our graduates as they demonstrate the major contributions that they make across the many fields for which their academic awards have qualified them.
Finally, I want to sincerely congratulate you on the achievement of your graduation. Whatever your dreams are beyond today, I hope the values of lifelong learning, informed reflection, caring for our communities and a holistic approach to care will continue to guide you.
Professor Michael Weir BA, LLB (hons)(Qld) LLM (Bond) PhD (Bond) GAICD
Chair of Academic Council
Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd
Endeavour College of Natural Health
As we go state by state marking this significant milestone with you in person this year, we also wanted to share this video message to you from some of the academics who were on this journey with you over the course of your study.
Endeavour has an online GradBag which allows you to connect with professional associations and nutraceutical companies, receive discounts, invites to industry events, professional masterclasses, webinars, job board, and more!
Check your emails from us for the direct access link and remember access is only available until October 2021.
Companies and associations include:
Every year we create a graduation booklet for our graduands and guests – and this year is no different. We have developed a digital version for you to enjoy on top of the one you receive at the ceremony.
Inside this booklet is a message from Professor Michael Weir AM PhD, our award recipients and distinction list as well as our College Council list.