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Batchelor Institute VET & Research Student Guide 2014



Batchelor Institute VET & Research Student Guide 2014


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


Batchelor Institute VET & Research student guide; Reports; PublicationNT




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Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Education -- Northern Territory -- Batchelor -- Periodicals.; Teachers -- Training of -- Northern Territory -- Batchelor -- Periodicals.

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34 Batchelor Institute 2014 Alice Springs The town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. Alice Springs is located in Central Australia, also called the Red Centre, an arid environment consisting of several different deserts. In Alice Springs, temperatures can vary by up to 28C and rainfall can vary quite dramatically from year to year. In summer, the average maximum temperature is in the high 30s, whereas in winter the average minimum temperature can be 7.5C with an average of 12.4 nights below freezing every annum. The average temperatures in June/July are 4-19C while the average temperatures in December/January are 20-36C. Dress/ protective clothing Batchelor You will need to be aware of the weather and dress in clothing which will be suitable for the temperatures the Top End weather. In the dry season you should bring a jumper, some long pants and socks, as the nights and early morning do get chilly. In the wet season, a rain coat, umbrella or something similar is also advised. Days are hot and humid requiring summer clothes such as shorts and t-shirts. Alice Springs With its arid climate, Alice Springs experiences weather similar to winter and summer. In summer it is extremely hot and in winter close to freezing temperatures. Please ensure that you bring clothing to suit the time of the year. A winter jacket is advised for the middle months of the year, as well as a scarf and/or gloves. Wildlife The Northern Territory, and Australia as a whole, is filled with an abundant array of native wildlife. While grounds staff keep the lawns and surrounding areas beautifully maintained and do their best to keep the grounds free of animals, there is still a small chance of an encounter with one of these animals. These could include but are not limited to: snakes, spiders, centipedes, kangaroos, wild birds, crocodiles, cane toads, dingoes etc. Under no circumstances should you touch, antagonise or attempt to pick up or shift animals. Also, do not feed wild animals. For assistance please notify to the Residential Building who will send someone and/or call for a professional animal catcher should it be required. If you are bitten or injured by one of these animals please seek medical attention immediately.

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