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2011 Charles Darwin University annual report



2011 Charles Darwin University annual report


Charles Darwin University


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1 January to 31 December 2011

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26 27CDU ANNUAL REPORT 2011 CDU ANNUAL REPORT 2011 wOMEN SEA RANGERS TAKE THE HELM Twelve Indigenous women from around the Northern Territory have undertaken a course that will arm them with skills to protect their countrys coastline for future generations. The award-winning Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Fisheries Compliance Support) course equips them to confront illegal fishers, learn about the latest technology on offer to continue the tradition of past Indigenous guardians, and watch over the Territory coastline. HEAD START FOR TOP ENDS BUDDiNG BUiLDERS A chance to swap their textbooks for tools proved a hit with a group of secondary students eager to get a head start in the trades industry. The Year 10 students from Marrara Christian College visited Charles Darwin University for a three-day work experience program as part of the Try a Trade initiative. As skipper of the womens boat, the BAWINANGA I, Felina Campion and her team now work alongside the men in BAWINANGA III to patrol and protect the Maningrida coastline. Marrara Christian College students show off the toolboxes and dust pans they built. CDU Vocational Education and Training lecturer Milton Miller said this was the first course of its type in Australia, which was tailored to suit Indigenous sea rangers. During training the women will face real life scenarios to learn the rules and regulations associated with illegal fishing and how to gather the appropriate evidence to help NT Police prosecute offenders. Hailing from East Arnhem Land, Central Arnhem Land and Emu Point, the students got an in-depth look at the building, drafting and construction industry, from occupational health and safety issues through to the correct use of power tools. CDU Trades Industry Division technician Philip Ryder said the students built toolboxes and dust pans, but more importantly were given a head start to do well in a trade of their choice.