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The College of Education has a range of partnerships in education, research and government.

Partnerships are aimed at ensuring you receive high-quality educational experiences, research opportunities and employment.

Batchelor Institute

The College of Education collaborates with the Batchelor Institute, a unique educational facility that caters specifically for the needs of Indigenous people. Under its ‘both-ways’ philosophy, the Institute provides an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lens to a mainstream education system.

Through our partnership with the Batchelor Institute, Indigenous students can access specialist support in a culturally safe environment.

Courses available are the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching, Primary or Secondary) or Bachelor of Educational Studies.

Find out more about Batchelor Institute.

Growing Our Own

Growing Our Own is a joint project between CDU and Catholic Education, Northern Territory (CENT). Our vision is to graduate qualified Indigenous teachers for remote Indigenous schools whilst maintaining the intercultural aspirations of Indigenous communities in the NT.

Since its inception in 2009, Growing Our Own has offered significant research and professional development opportunities around best practice in both-ways teaching and learning.

We utilise a holistic approach to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) along with a unique blend of pastoral and academic case management and a place-based emphasis, whereby pre-service teachers study in situ in their home communities while working as assistant teachers.

Growing Our Own is a clear success story. Between 2009 - 2016 the program saw 54 students from remote Indigenous communities commence study, with 74% retention and 90% employment rates; considerably higher than national standards.

Contact Growing Our Own

Cris Edmonds-Wathen
Growing Our Own Coordinator
T: (08) 8946 7739

Amanda Sandery
Project Officer
T: (08) 8946 7072