Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-11-17

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242748

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/605787

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au CLASSIFIEDS 8944 9999 Saturday, November 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 7 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 0 3 C O L O R : C M Y K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l CAREERONE.COM.AU Batchelor Institute graduates learn skills that they will use their whole lives Free training opens so many future paths VET students learn on the job By COURTNEY TODD BATCHELOR Institute has seen an increase in the number of indigenous students enrolling in VET programs. In the NT, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the opportunity to enrol in free Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to suit their needs and aspirations. More students are enrolling in the VET courses at the institute and these qualifications prepare students for employment in a range of industries, including teaching, nursing, construction and mining. It has long been the aim of the institute to strengthen indigenous identity and help Aboriginal students achieve success by promoting indigenous education in our community. The institute works closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and organisations, employers, industry, government, and other education, training and service providers in the Northern Territory to achieve this goal. Through these collaborative partnerships, Batchelor Institute continues to support and contribute to indigenous education, qualifications, employment outcomes, community development and fair and equitable community life. Indigenous lecturer for creative writing, Yvette Holt said these programs are suitable for indigenous employees, customers of an organisation and for those who are looking for opportunities to build their future. Employers are also encouraged to explore the training options for their workforce. Indigenous people can gain many benefits by studying VET courses, Ms Holt said. They have the opportunity to develop the skills in demand to be ready for community employment opportunities, study in a culturally safe environment with other indigenous students, gain qualifications (and) contribute to the development of their community. (They can) strengthen their identity, achieve success, and study and learn at state-of-theart campuses in Alice Springs and Batchelor, Ms Holt said. And while they are studying, students are living in a familylike environment. There are no course fees, and the Abstudy entitlements cover travel, accommodation and meals while students are at a workshop. Batchelor Institute director, Adrian Mitchell said the institute is putting emphasis on working together with employers in the Northern Territory to promote education. There are many Vocational Education and Training programs which employers can use for professional development of their indigenous workforce. The training courses provide an opportunity for employers to work in a partnership with Australias only dual sector tertiary education provider for indigenous students. We will continue to establish collaborative partnerships with indigenous organisations, communities, industry, government, and other service providers, he said. Support by employers will be important. Mr Mitchell said the institute is growing stronger than ever. Our Vocational Education courses are closely aligned to key employment opportunities, particularly in rural and remote Australia, he said. Batchelor has a long history of contributing to the development of stronger, safer and healthier communities. The facilities at both campuses offer the opportunity for a sustained period of growth for the institute. For more information. call 1800 677 095, email enquires@batchelor.edu.au or visit www.batchelor.edu.au.