Learning Centre Coordinator / Yuendumu
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.
The notable, and sustainable, success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth, families and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee.
The WYDAC head office is in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation. WYDAC also have an office located in Alice Springs. There are over 70 staff across the entire organisation with more than half of these being Warlpiri people.
Primary purpose of the position
WYDAC has responsibility for two Learning Centres in the Warlpiri communities of Lajamanu and Yuendumu. The overall objective of the Learning Centres is to provide a flexible and responsive approach to adult learning, integrating individual, family and community priorities. The Learning Centres provide four delivery outcomes to community members:
- Informal learning – providing a space and resources for Warlpiri people to engage in literacy activities, such as using email, searching the internet, reading newspapers, filling out forms, applying for driver licences or Ochre cards etc. There is a mix of independent activities, peer-support activities, where community members help each other with literacy tasks, and Learning Centre employee support, where the manager, or other employees and volunteers help individuals with literacy tasks.
- Non-formal learning – community driven education sessions that provide information about important community issues.
- Formal learning – accredited training programs provided by Registered Training Organisations
- Warlpiri language and culture – supporting development and maintenance of Warlpiri language and culture through activities such as art, stories and reading, and through providing Warlpiri literacy resources.
The primary purpose of the Learning Centre Coordinator role is to coordinate, implement and evaluate all activities and programs within the four delivery areas. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that a range of quality programs, courses and activities, that respond to local needs in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Learning Centre are provided.
The role of the Learning Centre Coordinator is to:
- develop, implement and evaluate a five day per week program in four key learning areas i.e. informal, formal, non-formal and Warlpiri and culture
- supervise Learning Centre Officers and volunteers working in the Learning Centre
- provide learning support to Warlpiri community
- ensure that Warlpiri governance and direction is adhered to
- manage key stakeholder relationships and perform all administration requirements.