- Published: 25 January 2017
William Angliss Institute congratulates its 32 trainees who graduated from the National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) based at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory.
As part of the acquisition of Ayers Rock Resort, the Indigenous Land Corporation established an Indigenous Training and Employment Strategy with the aim to employ one hundred Indigenous trainees at the Resort each year and have 50% of all employees employed at the resort to be Indigenous by the end of 2018.
All trainees are employed in various departments at the resort including the Finance centre, Adult Education Centre, the Town Centre, Technical Services, Guest Activities, across three hotels and the campground and are provided with a job guarantee on successful completion of their qualification.
Graduate Piper Wood was awarded the William Angliss Institute Most Consistent Achievement award.
NITA with the Institute delivers training to more than 100 Indigenous trainees each year to complete the option of Certificate IlI in Tourism and Certificate III in Hospitality.
Regular intakes of approximately 16 trainees commence every six to eight weeks of the year. Trainees are accommodated at Yulara in dedicated trainee facilities and supported through mentoring and well-being programmes.
Indigenous trainees are recruited from across Australia including local communities through a variety of recruitment strategies. As part of their recruitment and selection process, trainees will have completed a range of pre-employment training.
Established in 1940, William Angliss Institute has a long history of community support and specialist industry training and also delivers Indigenous training at Mossman Gorge in Queensland and Home Valley Station in Western Australia.