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Batchelor Institute, formerly known as Batchelor College, began as a small annex of Kormilda College, then a residential school for Aboriginal students on the outskirts of Darwin, providing short training programs for Aboriginal teacher aides and assistants in community schools. Programs have been expanded and diversified in response to the importance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have placed on gaining accredited awards in the areas of professional and para-professional occupations. A central task of the Institute is the provision of tertiary education and training programs which engage students in the development of appropriate responses to issues of cultural survival, maintenance, renewal and transformation, within the context of the national and international social, political and economic order.
The institute follows two key principles:
Batchelor's vision is to develop a unique place of knowledge and skills, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians can undertake journeys of learning for empowerment and advancement while strengthening identity.
Abstract adapted from Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
PO Box 9170
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 8300
Fax: (08) 8951 8311