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Sowing the Seeds of Success

Recent graduates of a Conservation and Land Management course delivered by Sue Guilfoyle have implemented a large-scale banana plantation and vegetable garden at Banthala outstation, Elcho Island. In late 2011 a group of trainees located at the northern end of Elcho Island completed a
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National Training Award Winners

Understanding the importance of contributing to the Top End’s rural and regional communities, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education has collaborated with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) – Northern Territory Division to implement its Indigenous Mines Pre-Employme
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Wadeye garden bearing fruit

Students training in Conservation and Land Management at Wadeye with Jaemie Page. As part of the project with Jobfind CDEP we have built a model garden at the TDC nursery. Participants have been involved from original planning of the garden design, growing the plants from seed, buildi
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Alice Springs Employment Training Expo

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education promoted VET and Higher Education programs at 2012 Employment & Training Expo held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs on the 31st October 2012. Our staff have interacted with the visiting public, informing organisations abou
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Crocs and fridges – life in the Territory!

DARWIN FRIDGE FESTIVAL The BiiteBuild Workshop has been given top billing for this year’s Darwin Fridge Festival. The Darwin Fridge Festival is a salute to art, people and the humble fridge. Throughout October, community groups, businesses, artists, families and inspired individ
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Central Graduation 2012

More than 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from some 50 communities represented from all states and territories of Australia were honoured with awards at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education graduation ceremony held at the Desert Peoples Centre on
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Wearable Art Awards

Congratulations to Batchelor Staff Brigida Stewart and Amanda McMillan, students Betty Conway and Molly Napurrula Martin, and local designer Jen Standish-White. All won big at the Wearable Arts Awards in Alice Springs with their amazing “Desert Steampunk” creations. They w
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Alice Springs Career Expo

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education attended the Alice Springs Careers Expo held at St Philips College on the 16th of August 2012. The Expo is held every year in Alice Springs to encourage school leavers to consider their educational and vocational futures. Heather Ku
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Mosquito Dreaming Celebration Ceremony

The Marri Ngarr Rak Dirrangara people danced up a storm to celebrate the launch of their book and DVD – Awu Ngawak i Awu Djimbetj Yagatiya – Black and Yellow Mosquito Dreaming. Senior Elder Larri Rex Munar is very old and frail now, but he has worked tirelessly over the last few
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VET in Schools Program

A group of year 10 students from Palmerston Senior College graduated from their Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management on Friday (10th August). The course was delivered as part of the VET in Schools program and has proved successful for twelve students who have been trainin
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