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Date:December 02, 2014

Cheryl and Anna set to contribute to stronger Early Childhood workforce

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Left Photo: from left to right, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education Certificate III Children’s Services graduate and the Institute staff member Cheryl Rubuntja with the Institute lecturer in Children’s Services Chris Schultz. Right Photo: from left to right, Batchelor Institute Certificate III Children’s Services graduate and Department of Education employee staff Anna Gallagher with her tutor Christine Rueben from DOE.

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education Children’s Services team, in collaboration with the Department of Education (DOE), has been working on a successful program contributing to a stronger Early Childhood Aboriginal workforce in Central Australia.

Batchelor Institute lecturer in Children’s Services, Chris Schultz, said that the collaborative program between the Institute and DOE is creating career pathways for the local Aboriginal people in Early Childhood.

“The collaborative achievements include the Institute’s 15 Certificate III in Children’s Services graduates Cheryl Rubuntja, who is now a successful Batchelor Institute staff member working at the Desert People Centre (DPC) Campus in Alice Springs and Anna Gallagher, who is now working with the DOE after successfully completing the course. Through the development of skills these students confidence grew to the point where they felt comfortable and recognised their potential and successfully applied for responsible positions.” Chris Schultz, Batchelor Institute lecturer in Children’s Services

Cheryl says, “I always wanted to study Certificate III in Children’s Services and this course was also required to advance my career. I wanted the opportunity to seek employment outside my community. I would like to share my experience with the Aboriginal people. If you are thinking of doing this course go for it! See where it takes you. I decided to study this course and it has helped me. It gave me more options and confidence.”

Anna commented, “Certificate III in Children’s Services is the qualification I needed to further my education for a better career. When I started this course, I believed one day I would be working with children and be a role model for my children. I strongly recommend Aboriginal people do this course and believe in themselves.”

Cheryl and Anna said studying with Batchelor Institute can really change lives. If you would like to make the positive changes that Cheryl and Anna have made, Free Call: 1800 677 095 or send an email to enquiries@batchelor.edu.au