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Sunday Territorian 25 Jan 2015



Sunday Territorian 25 Jan 2015


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SUNDAY JANUARY 25 2015 EDUCATION 43 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Batchelor Institute kicks goals LAST year proved to be a year of excellence and achievement for the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. During 2014 the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderdedicated institute won awards, celebrated big student achievements and reached some impressive milestones. At the 2014 NT Training Awards, staff and students from Batchelor Institute were recognised for their hard work. In addition to the institute being named the Training Provider of the Year, Yupunu Fiona Marika from Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, who was studying a certificate II in conservation and land management, was named the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. Monica Robinson from Walungurra School, Kintore, who was studying a diploma in education support, was a finalist in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award and Pilar Cubillo, a trainer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care certificates and community services certificates was a finalist in the VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year award. In August, Batchelor Institute celebrated its 40th anniversary with a series of events and a conference, Finding the Common Ground with Indigenous and Western Know ledge Systems. September saw the graduation of 126 students at the Desert Peoples Centre in Alice Spring. Among those was Kathryn Gilbey, the Batchelor Institutes first PhD recipient. Ms Gilbey successfully completed a PhD in Indigenous Knowledges while working as a staff member at the institute. Also in September, 26 students in the Defence Indigenous Development Program were awarded formal qualifications at a passing out ceremony at the campus. Eight of the students went on to be accepted into the Australian Defence Force with no entry conditions. Six students were accepted to ADF pending successful completion of medical tests or other conditions of employment. A further eight students were referred to further training to enhance their likelihood of acceptance and career progression within the ADF in 2015 and four students were supported by Batchelor Institute staff to proceed into securing employment. In December the institute successfully received accreditation from the Australian Skills Quality Authority to deliver the Certificate IV in Business (Governance). Planning is under way to offer the first workshop in late February this year. Dr Kathryn Gilbey receiving her PhD award from the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Adam Giles after becoming the first Batchelor Institute student to receive a PhD The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-dedicated institute won awards, celebrated big student achievements and reached some impressive milestones MACKILLOP CATHOLIC COLLEGE LET YOUR SON / DAUGHTER ENJOY IN THE BENEFITS OF: Spiritual development in the Catholic tradition The latest information technology to enhance student learning Strong links between home and school Full instrumental music program A school structure catering to middle years 7 to 9 and senior years 10 to 12 FIRST YEAR 12 GRADUATES IN 2015 For further information, please contact Joanne Flanagan on 8930 5713 Email: lauretta.graham@nt.catholic.edu.au NEXT COLLEGE TOUR: Wednesday May 20th 2015 at 5pm All Welcome! Website: www.batchelor.edu.au/students/courses/ Freecall: 1800 677 095 Email: enquiries@batchelor.edu.au Follow us on Twitter: @Indigenous_Inst Support available for Indigenous people to access: Work readiness skills Work outcomes skills Workforce development skills Higher Education programs: Preparation for Tertiary Success Education Health Higher Degrees by Research Indigenous Knowledges and Policy Languages and Linguistics Masters and PhD programs Free Vocational Education and Training programs: Art Business and Governance Community Services Construction Conservation and Land Management Horticulture Early Childhood Education and Care Education Health and Wellbeing Indigenous Language and Interpreting Literacy, Numeracy and Foundation Skills Media Resources and Infrastructure Training and Assessment APLICATIONS FOR 2015 ARE NOW BEING ACEPTED ENROL NOW Start your carer at Batchelor Institute