Michelle Wellard

Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year

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Michelle Wellard has been awarded the Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year in recognition of her efforts during a hospital placement as part of her Bachelor of Midwifery. During her time at the Belmont Midwifery Group Practice, Michelle focused on one-to-one woman-centred continuity of care experiences (CCE’s). CCE involves providing care for women throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period, ultimately improving outcomes for both mother and baby.

Going above and beyond, Michelle structured her learning around four CCE women, with varied support needs, including vulnerable patients. By doing so, she was able to take advantage of extensive opportunities to engage in mentorship with experienced midwives, enhancing her confidence, skills and understanding of each woman’s hopes and concerns. Her confident, patient-centred approach and dedication to increasing her employability and CCE midwifery skills is why Michelle is a worthy recipient of this Employability Excellence Award.

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