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Environmental health training for incarcerated Indigenous women

Date posted: 12 August 2014

Late last month, six Indigenous women from the Darwin Correctional Precinct successfully graduated in a Certificate II of Indigenous environmental health.

The training opportunity was the result of a successful partnership between the Northern Territory Department Correctional Services (NTDCS) and Batchelor Institute.

Throughout the program they learned about the population health field of Indigenous environmental health and gained insight and understanding of areas such as:

It is hoped that the training will provide opportunities to pass knowledge down to family members and the local community.

Batchelor Institute trainer Tony Wehr said, 'I thoroughly enjoyed working with the women as individuals and collectively as a successful training group. This program demonstrates the women’s willingness and ability to undertake meaningful training and education programs. I hope this first successful nationally accredited training program paves the way for future DCS and Batchelor Institute partnerships to address the training/employment needs for the female inmates at the Berrimah Correctional Centre.'

Source: Indigihealth International


Last updated: 12 August 2014
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