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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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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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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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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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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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