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Foundation Skills

Current projects

The Foundation Skills team at CDU is the Territory’s leading provider of English language, workplace literacy, numeracy and digital literacy training in the Territory
Melaleuca Mangos Group with Vice Chancellor Scott Bowman

Current projects

New Chapters, New Beginnings - Darwin

New Chapters, New Beginnings is an NDIS provider, which supports people with disabilities in the greater Darwin area.  Many of its care workers are from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, with limited English writing skills. The employer identified that staff were having difficulties writing workplace reports (incident and shift reports), impacting on workplace compliance and safety. 

This project focuses specifically on improving the clarity of shift and incident reports using language which reflects NDIS and NCNB central tenets such as choice, control and knowledge, and using language which reflects the high standard of care that support workers deliver. 

Workplace skills for Mparntwe School support staff – Alice Springs

Support staff are an integral part of school communities.  Their role is diverse and unique to each school and can include administration, in-class support, special unit support, and supporting students from specific cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

This project works with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous support staff across three schools in Alice Springs to develop reading, writing and digital literacy skills to support staff to meet current workplace outcomes and to provide support to encourage them to engage in further studies and/or gain the skills they need to complete their current studies. Participating schools are Centralian Middle School, Yirara College and Yipirinya School. 

Kakadu National Park workforce development – Kakadu National Park

This project works with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff from key areas of Kakadu National Park to develop digital literacy and writing skills to support them to meet current workplace outcomes. Preparing staff for future promotion is also a focus of this project. 

Training is being delivered at various locations throughout the Park, such as Jim Jim Ranger Station, Mary River Ranger Station, Head Quarters Ranger Station, Bowali Vistor Centre, and South and East Alligator District Ranger Stations.

The project will be delivered over 2 years, until May 2024.

Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) - Groote Eylandt

This project is developing selected literacy, numeracy and digital skills of employees of the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) on Groote Eylandt. It is currently being delivered face-to-face in small groups, supported with one-on-one tuition in the workplace in the communities of Angurugu and Umbakumba.

Participants are from varying workplaces such as the Language Centres in both communities, Night Patrol staff, employees of the Community Support Program, the Warehouse, the Men’s shed, the Training Hub and the Ranger Station.

Training will be delivered until March 2023. 

Tangentyere Council workforce development - Alice Springs

This project will be delivered to Indigenous and non-indigenous council staff in Alice Springs. The project will focus on developing participant LLND skills for workplace development.