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Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education annual report 2015



Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education annual report 2015


Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (N.T.)


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Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education annual report; Annual Report


1 January to 31 December 2015

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Batchelor College annual report

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Highlights for 2015 Media Students Excel at Remote Indigenous Media Festival Batchelor Institute media students had the chance to meet and network with industry professionals from across the country at the 17th Annual Remote Indigenous Media Festival held in the Warlpiri/ Gurindji community of Lajamanu. Students had time in the radio studio and presented to a large group of their peers. Certificate IV Screen and Media student Heath Baxter won the Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) Peoples Choice award for his film Road Safety. Central Australian Rangers Celebrate Graduation The achievements of 16 rangers were celebrated at the Central Land Council Ranger Camp in 2015. The celebration acknowledged the rangers completions of qualifications from Batchelor Institute in Conservation and Land Management and exemplified how the program contributes to the development of a skilled Indigenous ranger workforce. The students acknowledged at this event included rangers from the Muru-warinyi Ankkul Rangers (Tennant Creek), Ltyentye Apurte Rangers (Santa Teresa), Anmatyerr Rangers (Ti Tree), Anangu Luritjiku Rangers (Papunya), and Wulaign Rangers (Lajamanu). Building Better Futures for Prisoners In collaboration with the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services (NTDCS), Batchelor Institute opened new training facilities at Darwins Holtze Correctional Facility. In 2015 a record number of prison graduates were involved in this ground breaking program. A total of 83 certificates were awarded in Darwin and Alice Springs, representing a 30% increase from the previous year. This successful partnership introduces education into correctional facilities, increasing prisoners employability and significantly reducing the rate of recidivism. Increasing Indigenous Representation in Australias Defence Force Twenty eight inspiring students graduated in August 2015 from the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) and received their formal qualifications at the Institutes Campus at Batchelor. DIDP is a full-time, residential defence program for young Indigenous men and women from across Australia. It is delivered in partnership with the Australian Defence Force and combines defence training with vocational education that enables them to meet the entry requirements for a career in Australias Defence Forces. Other Highlights In partnership with John Pearson Consulting and Complete Personnel Projects partnership, Batchelor Institute delivered the Certificate III in Childrens Services and Diploma of Childrens Services programs in 23 communities Funding agreement with the Northern Territory Department of Education to establish a five year training program of Assistant Teachers in remote schools Third Party Agreement with the Catholic Education Office WA resulted in four graduates in Certificate III in Education Support, with graduation ceremonies held in in Wyndham and Warmun The partnership with the Department of Defence was nominated for the NT Training Awards Seventeen students completed a construction training program in Beswick, some of whom gained employment with the Roper Gulf Regional Council and with a private fencing contractor. Conservation and Land Management graduates proudly displaying their testamurs at the 2015 Central Land Council Ranger Camp. Correctional Services graduates at the 2015 graduation ceremony, Holtze campus, Darwin. Annual Report 2015 15

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