Training Provider of the Year

Sponsored by NEC.

Winner: Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education has a long proud record of providing training and education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As an RTO, the institute delivers vocational education and training (VET) with a strong focus on remote delivery, vocational areas aligned to remote community employment opportunities, foundation skills including work readiness and pathways to higher education. The majority of training is undertaken in collaboration with other organisations to maximise the resources available to support delivery, develop more effective engagement and learning models, improve student completion rates and ensure that there are genuine employment, further education or training pathways for participants.

The institute's six key areas of focus are community services, conservation and land management, construction and mining, creative industries, health and wellbeing, and foundation skills with a focus on work readiness.

The institute has two main campuses at the Batchelor Township and the Desert Peoples' Centre in Alice Springs and annexes at Katherine and Tenant Creek. In addition, an increased amount of training is being delivered remotely in response to community demand and to enable students to access the support services available from other service providers.

The institute continues to access a substantially increased amount of external funding, has established improved pathways to higher education through the Education Support Worker and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker programs and is putting in place a vibrant remote VET in Schools program that will assist with increasing the future engagement of Aboriginal youth.

Runner up: BCA National Training Group

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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