The Yothu Yindi Foundation’s vision of delivering world-class education on country in northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is coming to life.

With the support of the Commonwealth Government, Stage 1 design and development of the Garma Institute has formally commenced.

Read Minister Burney’s media release here.

The Garma Institute will be a Yolngu-owned and run tertiary and vocational education facility based at Gunyangara.

It will offer bridging programs for those aged 16 and over, and Yolngu-designed tertiary study options for Yolngu students.

The Garma Institute will be centred around a co-designed university curriculum that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Yolngu knowledge and philosophy, and will include a Keeping Place/Museum/Library for Yolngu cultural heritage, archives and resources.

It will also be home to the Dilthan Yolngu’nha (Women’s Healing) programs and facilities.

A Yolngu faculty comprising senior knowledge holders will guide curriculum development. The curriculum will be formally accredited.

The Garma Institute sits at the top of an education pipeline that provides a Yolngu-centred curriculum across the education lifecycle: Early Childhood to Primary, Secondary, VET, Bridging and Tertiary.
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