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Closing the Gap Through Training 

The Northern Territory has a robust and capable First Nations training sector that enables career progression, improved life outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians and regional economic development opportunities for their communities.

There are a number of First Nation vocational education and training providers in the Northern Territory that provide nationally recognised training and assessment.

If you are looking to upskill, reskill or start an apprenticeship or traineeship in 2024 there is a wide range of courses on offer from each of our First Nations providers.

Check out some of our First Nations Registered Training Organisations below to find out more.

Tiwi Training & Employment Pty Ltd

TITEB facilitates learning and skills development on the Tiwi Islands. We are empowering Tiwi people through initiatives like “Shadow Trainers” and “Success Agents.” These Tiwi staff members play pivotal roles in the RTO, providing support, organising training locations, and conducting various training activities. Our training courses span from First Aid to Certificate II in Sport and Recreation, Community Services, and Hospitality. We aim to enhance evaluations and training in LLND (Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital). The 2023 Tiwi Graduation was the first celebration of achievements in Tiwi since 2019. 662 students completed training in the last 4 years, including in partnership with CDU and Batchelor.

We are proud of these accomplishments, TITEB anticipates more milestones in the journey ahead, creating Tiwi Training industry practitioners along the way. 


08 8941 5988


Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Batchelor Institute (BI) is a leader in vocational education and training for 50 years. For the entirety of the Institute’s operations, we have structured our delivery and offerings around the imperative to change lives and close the gap for First Nations people in educational opportunities, achievements and livelihood. Teaching and learning that is supportive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, aspirations and economic participation is central to our core business. BI offers a range of courses in the Northern Territory (NT) aligned to employment opportunities, including those in remote communities. We deliver preparatory courses, VET certificates from Certificate I to Diploma level courses, higher education degrees, and postgraduate course work and research programs. Our offerings are designed to support the needs and ambitions of our students and to provide ongoing training opportunity throughout their learning journeys.


(08) 8939 7111 


The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation

ALPA’s RTO has been delivering training to Yolgnu across east Arnhem Land communities since 1981. Focusing on nationally accredited certificates in Retail and Community Services, White Card, and First Aid training, we also offer non-accredited training such as Language, Literacy and Numeracy courses, Digital Literacy training, and much more. Last year alone we had more than 400 students enrol through our RTO. We aim to empower First Nations people to become Djäma (job)-ready, succeed in gaining a job and give their career a kick start with the ongoing support of our dedicated trainers. Our tailored cultural training approach makes sure we foster two-way learning with the students we support. 


08 8944 6444


Nungalinya College Indigenous Corporation

Nungalinya College’s original number was RTO 01, making it the first education provider of its kind in the Northern Territory! In 2023, the College turned 50 – and a ‘Jubilee’ celebration reflected on the history of the Anglican, Uniting and Catholic churches combining to provide community development and Christian ministry training for remote Indigenous leaders. Nowadays, there are courses in English literacy and numeracy, translation, art, family wellbeing, children’s services, theology and chaplaincy. Over 300 remote Indigenous leaders attend courses each year and we continue to champion a ‘Bothways’ philosophy where cultures and languages mix and contribute, as we all learn and grow together.


(08) 8920 7500 


SJT Training Aboriginal Corporation

SJT Training, a family-owned Indigenous-operated Registered Training Organisation (RTO), specialises in practical training for the Civil, Extractive, and Mining sectors, using simulated construction exercises. We prioritise safety and adhere to National Accreditation Standards, offering hands-on experience with heavy plant and equipment like graders, dump trucks, excavators, and more. Our future plans include expanding our equipment inventory. What sets us apart is our comprehensive support, from pre-training guidance to post-training job placement assistance. SJT Training’s unique blend of cultural sensitivity, expertise, and full-service support makes us a valuable partner for individuals and organisations looking to enhance skills and succeed in these industries.


0418 444 293 


ECB Training Services 

ECB was founded on the vision of providing community opportunities through training excellence. Built from more than 20 years experience working across Australia, we aim to deliver change in the lives of individual trainees whilst ensuring high-quality outcomes for industry. Centralising the services of a GTO and RTO, we combine vocational education with on-the-job training – creating training solutions that meet the needs of the new employment market.


1300 322 486