Divyangana Sharma - Winner
HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing
Divyangana Sharma’s list of academic and personal achievements is impressive for someone so new to both Australia and healthcare.
Passionate about nursing, Divyangana visited Moorabbin and “fell in love” with our Simulation Centre, which has given her confidence to learn safely alongside our amazing industry-experienced teachers.
She has embraced opportunity as Student Representative Council Chair, and with the Holmesglen Academic Integrity Working Group, Council of Education and Applied Research, and Student Voice Australia. Divyangana also blogs for Meld and is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ mental health.
Divyangana is one of only two Holmesglen students from the Moorabbin campus to secure an Epworth Healthcare fellowship. Now studying her bachelor’s degree, she considers herself lucky to be learning as part of Australia’s pandemic workforce.
Heleisha Racel Lavina-Diaz - Finalist
Heleisha Racel Lavina-Diaz’s dream is to become a registered nurse and improve people’s health. While holidaying in Australia, she discovered our Moorabbin campus and her future career path.
During her Holmesglen studies, Heleisha was employed (and self-employed) as a Disability Support Worker and volunteered to mentor first-year nursing students.
Last year, she was selected for a fellowship with Epworth among a handful of students, which has led to employment as a graduate nurse at Epworth Richmond.
Heleisha has previously worked for the World Health Organisation, managing disease prevention following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
She joined a university water polo competition while studying and was a keen participant in Holmesglen recreation activities.
Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics
Timothy Ewan Rice - Finalist
Timothy Ewan Rice started a career in hospitality before inspired by a friend to study construction and work down under.
Timothy successfully navigated a new course, adjusted to his new country, and juggled a fulltime café job, which was funding his career dreams.
Our libraries became Timothy’s second home and saw him familiarise himself with quantity surveying and the sector’s considerable legislation.
Timothy maintained HD average grades, with his peers and teachers noting his outstanding academic achievement and leadership skills.
Today, Timothy is a Quantity Surveyor; leading major projects, such as Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, and Shepparton hospital and Monash hospital refurbishments.
Timothy also joined the Young Quantity Surveyors of Australia and is a committee member.