Jilkminggan is a tiny community of less than 300 people in outback Northern Territory, but for Lauren Fisher it is the perfect place to start her career.
During her Deakin University teaching degree, Ms Fisher completed a one-month placement at Katherine, 130 kilometres from Jilkminggan, and fell in love with the local people and the landscape.
"It was great to be able to do my bit to help the local Aboriginal communities," she said.
"Because I've had that experience I know what I'm getting into."
"While I'm able to be flexible and travel for work I thought this would be a great opportunity."
Ms Fisher, from Colac, is one of many successful graduates from the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course at the Warrnambool Campus.
Deakin University's Warrnambool education co-ordinator Dr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs said about 70 per cent of graduating students from the 2010 class had found employment.
Of the remaining students, there are a high percentage who are either looking at further study or are not seeking work.
Dr Walker-Gibbs said this was a particularly high success rate for graduates finding work immediately after completing their course.
"We are very proud of this achievement," she said.
Graduates have found jobs as far away as Cairns as well as around Victoria, with many to work in the Warrnambool region.
Ms Fisher will be accompanied to the Northern Territory by her boyfriend and has no qualms about making the big move.
"It is a very remote Indigenous community but I love teaching and I already know that I love the countryside and working with the local people," she said.
She will be supported by an Indigenous teaching assistant.
"English is the second language for the children at the school but I will work with an assistant and I'm sure I will be able to conquer that barrier."
There are seven teachers at the school which services a broad regional population.
Ms Fisher is being housed by the Northern Territory government in Mataranka and will car pool to Jilkminggan with her fellow teachers.