Tennant Creek report 


A number of recent activities have kept CDU's Tennant Creek Centre busy.

Congratulations to the following for course completions:

Dale Atkinson, lecturer in carpentry and construntion, completed the VETiS funded welding program at Tennant Creek High School in week one of this term.

Alan Harrison, a course coordinator with the School of Science and Primary Industries, completed driver training with a number of high school students and CDEP participants.

Andrew Gaff, remote VET field officer, has commenced an FRF construction program with 20 Papulu Apparr Kari CDEP participants. On completion the students will travel to Katherine for further training.

Richard James commenced FRF/TRY automotive training in Ali Curung on 22 May. Paul Talbot began the same training in Tennant Creek last week.

Ingolf Eigenwillig, lecturer in food studies, has recently been in Tennant Creek delivering the second block of Certificate I in Hospitality training at Tennant Creek High School.

Andy Mison continues to deliver Certificate II in Music to students at Tennant Creek High School. He is hoping to take the students to the Garma Festival in August.

Kate Young, lecturer in business, is holding workshops for a group who have enrolled in the new Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She will also commence the Pathways through Information Technology program in Ali Curung at the start of Semester 2. This has been funded by the Department for Employment, Education and Training for staff at Ali Curung CEC.

Noel Trembath, lecturer in driver education, is currently delivering heavy rigid vehicle training to employees from a wide range of Aboriginal organisations as well as Motor Vehicle Registry employees.

Approval has been given for Liam Kruybotch to tutor a group of students who are undertaking the Tertiary Enabling Program.

Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby, lecturer in childcare, has successfully been delivering training to childcare students through workbooks and a weekly telephone hook up. There are plans to make this a face-to-face contact through video-conferencing technology in the near future.

Staff movements

Centre Leader Kate Young returned to the position on 15 May after five weeks long service leave. Joanne Kearney, who runs the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP), is leaving Tennant Creek in June. Dianne Clare has been appointed as her temporary replacement. Richard James and Paul Talbot have been employed as part-time automotive lecturers. And the centre offers its’ thanks to Robyn Blackwell, who continues to provide support to staff and students above and beyond her role as administrative assistant.