Marr Mooditj Director, Margaret Quartermaine, was invited to speak at the 2015 VET Training Providers Forum.
The forum is Western Australia’s leading event for training and workforce development, showcasing best practice and innovation in the industry.
After taking out the 2014 WA Small Training Provider of the year award and being a finalist for the National Training Awards, Marr Mooditj’s ‘holistic approach to individual learning’ has garnered plenty of interest.
“This is not a complex theory, it’s simply about looking beyond a qualification or an accreditation and ensuring that you provide support outside the classroom,” commented Ms Quartermaine.
“It might not be pretty but to understand the Marr Mooditj approach, you must first envisage a block of Swiss cheese. Although intact (the individual learner), if you look closely there are plenty of gaps too (such as financial pressures, health or family issues). At Marr Mooditj, we understand that to get a great learning outcome for an individual, the qualification, we must also assist them with other gaps in their life.”
It’s this simple philosophy that has ensured many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who enrol at Marr Mooditj graduate and, more importantly, gain employment.
Ms Quartermaine added “We understand we still have a long way to go to improve both student numbers and retention rates in the VET industry but being recognised for our progress so far has been a great honour”
About Marr Mooditj Training
Marr Mooditj Training is West Australian, not for profit, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) committed to providing quality training and assessment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Marr Mooditj Training offers a wide variety of Nationally Registered Courses including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice, Enrolled Nursing, Community Services, Mental Health, First Aid, and Cultural Awareness.