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Acknowledgement of country

Batchelor Institute would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereign people of the lands on which our campuses are located. As we share our knowledge, teaching and learning and engage in research practices within this Institution and/or conduct business with a variety of external agencies and organisations, we must always pay respect to the sovereign status of our hosts. May their Ancestors always be remembered and honoured, their Elders listened to and respected, all members treated with dignity and fairness — in the present and well into the future.

We also acknowledge and pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever with our hosts, custodianship of country and the binding relationship they have with the land. Batchelor Institute extends this acknowledgment and expression of respect to all sovereign custodians — past, present and emerging. By expressing Acknowledgement of Country we encourage all to extend and practice respect to all First Nations people wherever their lands are located.

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It is a condition of use of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education website that users ensure that any disclosure of the information contained in the website is consistent with the views and sensitivities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This includes:
Users are warned that there may be words and descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Terms and annotations, which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was written, may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances.
Deceased persons
Users of the website should be aware that, in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, seeing images of deceased persons in photographs, film and books or hearing them in recordings may cause sadness or distress and in some cases, offend against strongly held cultural prohibitions.
Access conditions
Materials included in this website may be subject to access conditions imposed by Indigenous communities and/or depositors. Users are advised that access to some materials may be subject to these terms and conditions which the Institute is required to maintain
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Student Experience

Batchelor Institute offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the chance to study a wide range of courses designed to help them gain the skills and qualifications needed to find work and to help with the development of their communities, particularly those following traditional ways of life.

All the Institute’s courses are developed with the help of many people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and employer groups.

During talks with the Institute, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have said it is important to keep their own cultures strong, as well as learn about mainstream Australian culture. They have said they want to develop the knowledge and skills they need to operate successfully in both cultures.

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have said they want future generations to have better employment prospects and more say in social, economic and political decision-making.

These talks have helped Batchelor Institute develop courses that allow students to strengthen their own cultural knowledge systems while learning new knowledge and skills from the Western academic system. This is often known as Both-ways education, because it combines traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and ways of learning with Western educational traditions.

The staff at Batchelor Institute are committed to the principles of access and equity for all Indigenous Australians.

Where you learn

Batchelor offers short blocks of study on-campus combined with study at home. This allows you to keep strong links with your communities and study some parts of your course in your community so that do not have to leave your home community for months at a time for study.

Some students leave their communities for one to three weeks workshops or classes at the Institute’s campuses in Batchelor or at Annexes in Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine and Tennant Creek. Some workshops are also held in other communities.

Courses, Schools, Degrees and Qualifications

Courses offered by the Institute are taught by areas that specialise in that discipline. The Institute teaches courses in the areas of education and humanities, health and sciences, business and community studies, and community education and training.

Recognised Prior Learning
Batchelor Institute recognises the importance of skills and knowledge that you already have. You may have gained them through other work, study or through life experience.

Student Administration is responsible for the processing of all student data which is recorded on the Student Management System. Within Student Administration there are small teams, dedicated to providing best practice services to both students, and internal and external clients. From processing enrolments to results, issuing Statement of Attainments and National Qualifications for students, Student Administration is committed to ensuring the accurate and timely processing of all requests.

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