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Fiddling at Tangentyere

Pixie’s sense of humour and entertaining skills were a hit with the class. From left: Amos Swan, Robyn Kemp, Gemma Kelly, Pixie Jenkins, Jeanette Wormald, Clarissa Williams, Sabina Rontji, Patricia Camphoo and Randy Entata. It was the first time the students had seen, heard or held a
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Thamarrurr Rangers

From left senior ranger Maureen Simon with Augustina Kurawul and Neil Melpi. The Batchelor Institute Conservation Land Management program in Wadeye has recently helped 2 young people, Neil and Augustina, join the Thamarrurr Rangers. “Neil is a valuable part of the team here at the Ran
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Students begin their journey

Batchelor Institute students get started on their Higher Education journeys in Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS), Education, Creative Writing, and Nursing at a student orientation program held at Desert Peoples Centre (DPC) Alice Springs from 28 February 28 to 2 March 2013. This
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What do you want to do with your life?

By KIERAN FINNANE Lena Campbell is working on a digital photo story as I enter the classroom. It shows mostly young men in her family circle and the backing track is an original rap by her son. It’s called “Runamucks”. The photos are captioned: the word “gangsta” crops up frequently.
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Derek Hunt-Interpreting Success

Derek Hunt, a Yolngu man from Elcho Island recently completed a Diploma of Interpreting from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. Under the new Memorandum of Understanding between Batchelor Institute and the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) workplace professio
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Batchelor Institute Indigenous Achievement Award 2012

The Batchelor Institute Indigenous Achievement Award Recipient for 2012 was Miss Sharmayne Asera.  Sharmayne has completed Year 9. She is a talented young lady who is capable of achieving some outstanding results.  Through this award we hope to encourage Sharmayne to set an example th
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Tiwi Islands News

Recently, we have teamed up with the Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board (TITEB) to help coordinate delivery of our courses to the Tiwi people. Rick Jenkins is the newly appointed Training Coordinator and he reports tremendous successes in signing up students to help the CDEP p
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Aboriginal Environmental Health Workers Graduation 2012

To view more images click on the photo above We currently have 7 Aboriginal Environmental Health Workers (AEHW) that have successfully completed Cert III in Environmental Health The AEHW’s are employed by the following  Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (CCO’s) within rura
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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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