Wurrumiyanga

  • Yellow Shirts Day

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Yellow Shirts Day is a whole community event. Community members can show their support by wearing yellow and demonstrating the importance of school attendance. RSAS team members are known as 'Yellow Shirts' and they work in each community to help families and

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  • Every child, every day & every school

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The law says that all children in Australia must go to school every day, Monday to Friday. This is because going to school every day and getting a good  education leads to a better future for the child and the whole community.

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  • Back to School Walk

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Our RSAS team & the Cathy Freeman Foundation hosted the 2020 Back to School Walk and breakfast BBQ. Along with staff from MCPS and Xavier College, we provided breakfast for the children who joined in the walk and attended school on the

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  • Share the Dignity

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Together with Share the Dignity, Wurrumiyanga Women's Centre was able to provide personal products to women who need them most. The bags arrived in time for Christmas. In December, we received a shipment of lovely bags full of essential items that were

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  • Calvary Community Care

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Elsie Kerinaiua and Felicity Portiminni joined Calvary Community Care Mulakunya Flexible Aged Care Nguiu in October 2019 as support workers. Elsie and Felicity's day-to-day responsibilities include assisting with meal preparation and serving, and assisting with outings and activities for the residents at the aged care

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  • Barge Shed Storemen

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    This February has marked the second year that Aaron Kantilla has joined the Tiwi Enterprise Team as a Barge Shed Storeman. Jerone-Nim Tipuamantumirri recently joined the team in November 2019. Some of their duties include loading and unloading freight on and off

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  • Trainees at the Port

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    In mid 2019, the National Indigenous Australians Agency announced an employment incentive program called "1000 jobs". The 1,000 jobs package is a wage subsidy that supports employment opportunities across remote Australia. Eligible employers receive financial support to hire suitably skilled CDP participants

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  • New faces at Wurrumiyanga

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Tabatha Burt, Employment Consultant Tabatha came to Bathurst in June 2019 to support Tiwi people in securing employment on the Tiwi Islands. She has over 27 years of experience in the community services sector, and a special interest in helping people with

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  • Rise Up 2 Lead

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The Rise Up 2 Lead program is a transformational Aboriginal leadership program aimed at adding value to existing employment based programs currently run in the Wurrumiyanga Women's Centre. The program is aimed at Tiwi women to build knowledge, skills, values and confidence.

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  • Outstanding Evaluation

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    In September 2019, two of our Wurrumiyanga Supervisors, Sophia Tipuamantumirri and Evita Puruntatameri, received conference support grants to attend the Australian Evaluation Society in Sydney as Indigenous evaluators. They presented a session covering the evaluation process for the Rise Up 2 Lead

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  • CDP Employer Engagement

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    2019 was an exciting year for the Community Development Program on the Tiwi Islands. Over 100 of our job seekers gained employment and everyone had the opportunity to gain relevant skills and experience so that, as jobs become available, they could confidently

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  • Work in Community Services

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Community Services is big, fast-growing industry suitable for anyone who likes working with people and wants to make a positive difference in people’s lives. With the right training you can work in schools, aged care centres, clinics and other community service jobs.

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  • School-based Traineeships

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Since 2015, we have been working with Tiwi College and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) to help Tiwi College students undertake school-based traineeships. The program allows the young men and women to develop work skills to help them in their

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  • Coxswain Training

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    In 2019, we hosted the highly anticipated Coxswain training on both islands, first on Melville Island in July-August then onto Bathurst Island in August-September. All relevant stakeholders were involved including Tiwi Islands Regional Council, the Land Council and Tiwi Enterprises. Coastal Tug

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  • 20th Anniversary Celebration

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    TITEB’s 20th Anniversary was held at Wurrumiyanga Community, Bathurst Island on 10th October 2019. We hosted VIPs from TITEB past and present including Norm Buchan, Liz Crosby, Bill Knights and Board Members, as well as Lawrence Costa, Marion Scrymgour and CEOs from

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  • Tiwi Men Making a Difference

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Men at all sites have been busy cleaning and mowing yards, doing community cleanups, assisting community prepare for ceremonies and using their new skills gained from the large variety of training provided. Milikapiti has rebuilt its Hydroponics after a fire caused significant

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  • Success for Tiwi Women

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    The Women's Centre at Wurrumiyanga has been transformed and now has a well-equipped kitchen. The women have been learning to prepare healthy and delicious food on a budget whilst gaining skills and confidence to prepare for employment. Other highlights have included tie

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  • Recognition for Tiwi Apprentices

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    In 2019, the CDU Automotive Team were very supportive of our Tiwi apprentices, Caine Bower and Samson Puruntatameri who are doing mechanics apprenticeships. Both men gained Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for prior work experience. With his children all at school, Sampson

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  • End of Year Hampers

    By Kaye Hall | April 08, 2020

    Tiwi families did well last year with ensuring that their children achieved 100% school attendance. Every student with 85% to 100% attendance went into the draw to win the Yellow Shirts hamper. The hampers were big hit with all the schools and

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  • Staff profile - Jackie McSkimming

    By Kaye Hall | March 20, 2019

    Jackie McSkimming (Scrymgour) is a proud Tiwi woman. Through her mother, Clare Scrymgour (Mollominni), Jackie inherited Tiwi identity and obligations as a member of the Maradui Skin Group. Her father Jack Scrymgour (Woods) was forcibly removed as a child from his home

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  • Mechanics Apprenticeship at Nguiu Garage

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    As a Group Training Organisation, TITEB has supported the apprenticeships of apprentice mechanics, Spencer Martin and Basil Ullungura at Nguiu Garage. Running a busy garage makes it difficult to find the time to coordinate travel and accommodation, so TITEB has taken care of

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  • Cape Fourcroy Camp

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    In August 2017, participants doing the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways at Wurrumiyanga organised two-day camp at Cape Fourcroy as part of their course. Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (otherwise known as Foundation Skills)

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  • Foundation Skills Pathway to Work

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    At the Wurrumiyanga Training Centre, Cecelia Holmes and Fred Tipiloura are working towards their Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways. This course is for people who need to develop general education, language and literacy skills to a level where they can get a

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  • Cathy Freeman ‘Today is a School Day’

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    At Wurrumiyanga, on the first day of every term we do the Cathy Freeman ‘Today is a School Day’ walk to school, which is a walk through the community on the first day of school, collecting students along the way. The ‘Today is

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  • Come Back to School

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    Our Yellow Shirts will do whatever they can to help kids get to school. A big incentive is our End of Term $500 Hamper Draw with one lucky winner per school, per term. Kids who come to school every day for a

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  • Women's Gardening Program

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    At Wurrumiyanga Women’s Centre, there are lots of opportunities for women to get involved in activities they enjoy, such as arts, cooking, cleaning, as well as courses. In December, we will have six women graduating in Gardening at CDU. Our gardening program has been

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  • Red Cross Hosted Activities

    By Kaye Hall | September 18, 2017

    Employers are encouraged to host CDP Activities where job seekers can build capacity and skills for future employment, whilst also helping the community. In Wurrumiyanga, Red Cross have a host agreement with TITEB to run youth activities, with the help of CDP

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  • Volunteering Leads to Work

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    The Red Cross hosts CDP activities, which means that CDP participants help out with Red Cross programs like the youth program and holiday program, as well as gardening. Alison Vigona is proof that CDP participation can lead to work. Alison has been

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  • Youth Workers at Red Cross

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Alan Kerinaiua and Samson Mungatopi work for the Red Cross Youth Program, and they are halfway through their Certificate II in Community Services. The Youth Program provides after school activities for 50-60 kids on the oval from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Alan has

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  • Working at Tiwi Design

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    If people are are looking for meaningful work, Tiwi Design will find a place for them. Some people have worked at Tiwi Design for 10 years. They might initially be very shy and unable to take phone calls without feeling intimidated. Now

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  • Cultural Tourism Project at Tiwi Design

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    As Manager of Tiwi Design, Steve Anderson works closely with TITEB who have been supplying a fantastic pool of workers for more than 10 years. Many local people have done activities and training at Tiwi Design, and moved into jobs in administration,

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  • TITEB Gives You Choices

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Michael Heenan really appreciates the support that TITEB has given him over the years. He really likes working in the sun and sweating it out a bit, so his first job was at the farm where he became a supervisor, and then

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  • Why go to school?

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    The law says that all children in Australia must go to school every day, Monday to Friday. This is because going to school every day and getting a good education leads to a better future for the child and the whole community.

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