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  • Bringing Up Great Kids Program - Relationships Australia

    By Joline Bouwer | December 15, 2017

    This year past year and a half Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board’s activities have been partnering with the ‘Bringing up Great kids’ (BUGKs) program run by Relationships Australia. The program has been successfully run in Milikapiti, pirlangimpi and Wurrumiyanga with great

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  • TITEB Board Members making an impact

    By Joline Bouwer | December 12, 2017

    Every once in awhile our Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board, Board Members and community members get out and about in the community and share their stories and encourage the future generations to be the best they can be. Last week Leslie

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  • Tiwi College Apprentice's

    By Joline Bouwer | December 12, 2017

    Pictured above are two of the Tiwi College based teachers assistants(KK and Bobette) who recently purchased new laptop for their Certificate 111 in Education Support Studies.Tiwi College Teachers Assistants are completing Cert III in Educations Support through Apprenticeship arrangements through TITEB’s GTO.

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  • Working with TITEB

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    TITEB works closely with Tiwi College through our Group Training Organisation (GTO) and the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS). Principle, Stuart Ward appreciates having a friendly voice on the end of the phone, and feels lucky to have the support of so

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  • School-based Apprenticeships

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    With the support of TITEB Group Training Organisation, senior young men at Tiwi College complete two certificates as part of a school-based apprenticeship, in years 10, 11 and 12. The Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and Certificate II in Construction are run over two years,

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  • Working at Tiwi College

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    Tiwi College is run by the Tiwi Education Board for Tiwi people and their goal is to be fully managed and staffed by Tiwi at some point in the future. Principal, Stuart Ward, says Tiwi College is always looking for Tiwi people

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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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  • Missing School Is Hard Work

    By Kaye Hall | October 19, 2017

    It’s really hard getting kids to school with no support from the parents. They always give us the same answers - dirty clothes, hungry, sick, tired. These parents are not supporting their kids’ future or the future of the community. After the

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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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  • Wajijapi at Darwin Art Fair

    By Joline Bouwer | October 18, 2017

    The Pirlangimpi Women’s Centre (Wajijapi) had a stellar year this year at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) in August with record breaking sales. Renowned artist Aly de Groot was spent a week with Wajijapi earlier in the year, and for the

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  • Sista Gals’ Adventures

    By Joline Bouwer | October 18, 2017

    In the past, engaging the Tiwi Island’s Sista Girls was extremely hard. They were a marginalised group who weren’t comfortable attending men’s activities and most of our women's activities were not a good fit either. The Sydney Mardi Gras Project was initially

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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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  • School Nutrition Program

    By Kaye Hall | September 18, 2017

    In 2017, TITEB took over management of the School Nutrition Program at Milikapiti School. It was originally managed by a Queensland accounting firm and so a lot of the day-to-day running of the program fell to the Principal, Katherine Leo, which was not

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  • Women’s Centre at Pirlangimpi

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    The TITEB Women’s Coordinator in Pirlangimpi, Deborah Rasmussen, is making sure women are being trained up in what they want to do, skills that are beneficial to them and the community. “It’s not at the point yet where it’s self-sufficient, but that’s

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  • Kids Eating Well at School

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    School meals have made a big difference to attendance at Milikapiti School. Children used to wait around in the morning for the shop to open and then get to school late, missing quite a lot of their literacy time. So, Milikapati School

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  • Working at Milikapiti School

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Milikapiti School Principal, Katherine Leo, would like to see more local people working at the school, providing strong links with the community, students and their families. She is looking for positive role models, who are willing to work with the students and

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  • No Possum-hunting on School Nights

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Katherine Leo, Principal at Milikapiti School has a message for parents: save possum-hunting for the weekends. One of the hardest things for kids is staying up late, which means they wake up late, come to school late and miss quite a lot

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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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  • Working at Manupi Arts

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Manupi Arts and TITEB work closely together. Many local artists work at Manupi, and CDP participants have also been helping with preparations for building works about to commence. A team of capable guys have moved an amazing amount of artwork and supplies

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  • CDP Leads to Employment

    By admin | September 04, 2017

    Michelle Woody Minnapinni desperately wanted to work, so she started with TITEB. Her goal was to learn about technology and administration. Through TITEB she did computer training, cooking, and learnt about banking. She was doing artwork at Jilamara (where her partner, Nicholas

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  • Overcoming Barriers

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    TITEB has some real success stories on staff in Milikapiti. Michael Page runs the hydroponics and is working towards his dream. Our Men’s Activities Supervisor, Claver Warlamerapui, is 61 and still going strong. Kylie Puruntatameri was a CDP participant who trained up

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  • Claver is Still Going Strong

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    When most men would have retired from manual labour, Claver Warlamerapui is still still firing on all cylinders and holding down a full time job. He’s 61 and fitter than people half his age, still working, still making money. Claver is our

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  • Developing Job-skills

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    Chris Brogan works for TITEB in Milikapiti delivering the message that CDP activities are not all bad. After they’ve signed a job plan, Chris encourages people to fulfil their obligations so they don’t get penalised. We all know it’s ‘work for the

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  • CDP Employment

    By admin | September 01, 2017

    On the Tiwi Islands, permanent jobs can be hard to find. Many working-age Tiwis have Centrelink agreements that include CDP participation agreements. CDP activities (otherwise known as working for the dole) help people maintain a work-like routine while they are looking for

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  • Pularumpi School

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    Pirlangimpi has a population of about 300 people and the local school, Pularumpi School, has children enrolled in school from pre-school to Year 8. Through all programs offered at the school, there is a strong recognition of the inclusion of Tiwi culture and the

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  • Milikapiti School

    By admin | August 17, 2017

    Milikapiti Community has a population of about 450. Milikapiti School has an enrolment of around 80 students from pre-school to Year 8. There are six teaching staff and a number of teaching assistants working together in classrooms. Preschool has three undercover learning

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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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