Advancing towards a career as environmental custodians


Three Maningrida School students have moved closer to a career as Djelk Rangers after completing Certificate I Conservation and Land Management.

The Year 9 students — Shinise Jones, Aliesha Carter and Johnson Pascoe — have now qualified to undertake the Certificate II Conservation and Land Management next year.

Learning on Country Coordinator at Maningrida School, Shane Bailey, said we are expecting an additional four students to complete the certificate in June, a “significant achievement for the students, the trainers, and the school”.

“The Learning on Country Program is a federally funded partnership between Maningrida School and the Djelk Bawinanga Rangers,” he said. “It develops the knowledge, skills and confidence of students interested in a career as an Indigenous ranger.

“There is a theory component to the two-week intensive course, but the students are also expected to address practical aspects such as occupational health and safety, basic machinery operation and maintenance, nursery tasks, basic chemical safety practices, and natural area conservation work.”

Charles Darwin University, represented by instructor Tony King, is the Registered Training Organisation.

Djelk Rangers

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