Course enquiries keep Yulara Centre busy 

Don Zoellner and Robert Cormack UHI IDL

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Yulara Centre has been kept busy with visits and course enquiries over the past month.

On 24 April, The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Community and Access, Don Zoellner, visited the Yulara Centre with Professor Bob Cormack from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) – Millennium Institute in Scotland.

It was a reciprocal visit which followed Mr Zoellner’s visit to Scotland last year to look at how the UHI delivers to its remote campuses.

Yulara Academic Liaison Officer Trish Harkins told Mr Cormack about how Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) had been used by CDU last year to deliver the Certificate III in Children’s Services to students in Yulara.

Yulara Primary School has an IDL facility, which it allows CDU to access for the delivery of lectures at night using satellite technology to simulate a face-to face teaching environment.

Automotive Lecturer Tony Harding is currently delivering training to a student employed in mechanics workshop at Yulara and to another at the Mutitjulu Aboriginal community.

He also visited Nyangatjatjara College to gauge the students’ interest in automotive courses.

The new co-ordinator for Primary Industries in Alice Springs, Alan Harrison, is visiting the centre this week to meet with horticultural students at Yulara and Conservation and Land Management students in the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. He’ll be having a teleconference with the students and their Alice Springs-based lecturer Annie Ernst to talk about their progress. During his visit, Alan will also meet with the Parks Training Manager Brenda Duffy and discuss staff training needs.

Lecturer Sue Tucker will be down again towards the end of May to continue delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and she’ll also meet with students enrolled in tourism courses during her visit.

Nick DeSilva will also return in the same week to assess hospitality students and monitor their progress as well as delivering the Responsible Service of Alcohol course.

The Yulara Centre has had a lot of enquiries about courses including the Certificate IV Business (Human Resources), Certificate III in Meetings and Events, the Tertiary Enabling Program, Bachelor of Education and basic computing courses.

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