Waltja is committed to providing training in partnership with Aboriginal communities to meet Waltja’s five strategic goals:
- Helping people know
- New ways to do things
- Working together
- Better help for families
- Good ways to do things
Waltja offers workshops and one-to-one training in a range of community development and community service areas, such as nutrition, health, child care, youth, aged care and disability services, life skills, fund-raising, program management, financial management and governance of community organisations. Our training supports Aboriginal community development and self-determination, and the employment of Aboriginal people in community-based services.
Although we are no longer a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we can assist with training needs analysis and the development of Community Training Plans. We advise communities about funding support for training and help to prepare submissions.
Waltja has a Standard Procedure for Training Needs Analysis for Aboriginal Client Communities.
Waltja is working toward being able to offer more accredited training in remote communities within our scope of registration, and to expand our scope to meet wider community needs.
All Waltja staff are supported to gain qualifications that are related to their work. This includes accredited training in Administration and Business Services, Multimedia, Children’s Services, Youth Work and Community Services, Assessment and Workplace Training, Senior First Aid and Four Wheel Driving. Staff have also had training in website design, health promotion, video production and editing, and other programs.
Waltja has had funding from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) through the STEP Program to help with the training and career development of our trainee Aboriginal staff. We have also received funding from the NT Department of Employment Education and Training (DEET)for apprenticeship training.