We recently delivered a series of workshops from our Chronic Disease Pathway for the Batchelor Institute at their facilities in Batchelor, Northern Territory.
Batchelor Institute is the only First Nations, dual-sector, tertiary education provider in Australia. The Institute gives precedence to its philosophy of Both Ways: positioning First Nations peoples as knowledge holders in all educational transactions with Western knowledge systems as well as privileging First Nations ways of learning and teaching to underpin our engagement with mainstream education systems and society more broadly.
We delivered a series of workshops over 4 days while at Batchelor Institute. These workshops included:
- Foundations of Chronic Disease
- Chronic Disease Care Planning
- Chronic Conditions & Nutrition
- Chronic Conditions of the Foot
The workshops were delivered by Barry and Ainslie of our Education team. When we chatted to Barry about his time delivering this learning, he said:
“It was a great privilege to represent Benchmarque Group and be invited to present the Chronic Disease suite of courses to an impressive group of Aboriginal Health Practitioner Students. The Batchelor Institute certainly was an amazing place.”
tOur Foundations of Chronic Disease Course is usually delivered as a self-paced online course, but for this client, we modified the course so that it could be delivered as a face-to-face workshop like the other three Chronic Disease Courses. As a Registered Training Organisation, we are able to deliver nationally recognised learning to organisations, whether they be bespoke or from our standard course catalogue.
These four courses within our Chronic Disease Pathway are either free or funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project. This meant there was minimal cost to Bachelor Institute for this workshop delivery.
When we chatted to Rufaro Nyamusara, a Health Lecturer from Batchelor Institute about the 4 days of training, she said:
“Benchamrque Group provided insightful content that aimed at knowledge transfer by providing theory that covered performance criteria, that was supported with activities that included relevant case studies/ scenarios, videos, practical skill development and quizzes.”
We feel extremely privileged to have been able to work so closely with the team from the Batchelor Institute in order to make this 4-day Chronic Disease workshop possible. We love working with clients to create meaningful and engaging learning for their organisation that enables their clinicians to upskill and further develop their careers. We look forward to working with the Batchelor Institute again in the near future.