Community Health Nurse Faye Clarke

Case in point 7

Community healthcare: the
co-operative way

As the only indigenous student at the Australian Catholic University’s Ballarat campus in Victoria, Faye Clarke sometimes felt isolated. However, the determined mature-age student didn’t let this interfere with her nursing studies, which she completed in 2003. Faye has maintained close links with the local indigenous population through her current role as Community Health Nurse at the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC).