Yulara Centre activities 


Yulara Centre staff have been heavily involved with the local community over the past month in the delivery of Charles Darwin University courses.

Ingolf Eigenwillig, lecturer in food studies, recently visited Yulara to conduct assessments on his cookery apprentices. There are 12 apprentices at different stages of their three-year apprenticeship.

As part of Yulara ‘Voyages’ training agreement, hospitality lecturer, Nick de Silva has been delivering training in responsible service of alcohol, wine training, customer relations and food and beverage. An average of 50 staff members per month complete the responsible service of alcohol course alone, which is a compulsory component of being employed at ‘Voyages’ Ayers Rock Resort and Kings Canyon Resort.

There are currently 35 Yulara students enrolled in hospitality certificate II – IV; this includes six ‘Voyages’ staff enrolled as apprentices. Nine students are enrolled in certificate II – IV in hospitality at Kings Canyon Resort with three staff members enrolled as apprentices.

Jade Kudrenko’s Central Australian Native Plant and Bush Tucker workshop conducted in early July was a great success. Many of the students were originally from interstate and were very interested in the local plants and Bush Tucker.

Lecturer Sue Tucker has conducted workshops for her tourism, meetings and events certificate and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment students.

Judy Bell, coordinator/lecturer of business and retail courses, will be busy enrolling new students in various courses in these two areas when she returns from leave; there have been many enquiries relating to these courses, the most popular, the Certificate IV in Business (Human Resources).

IT lecturer, Alan Arthur, has been delivering a basic computer course, operate a personal computer, on Wednesday nights from 6.00pm to 8.30pm to ten students.

Yulara has a carpentry apprentice who travels to the Alice Springs Campus for block release, and a plumbing apprentice and a student studying Certificate III in Electrotechnology Refrigeration and Airconditioning who travel to Casuarina Campus for block release.

Many new Yulara residents are amazed and delighted to discover a Charles Darwin University Centre in such a remote location which delivers a great range of courses.

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