The Gordon’s Kitjarra Centre supporting First Nations learners to thrive

The Kitjarra Centre

The Kitjarra Centre, which was officially opened in 2021, houses The Gordon’s Aboriginal Education Unit and is an important part of the Victorian Government’s Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 to 2026(opens in a new window).

The centre is a culturally safe and welcoming environment for the local First Nations community designed to help students engage in training and build their confidence in their vocational education and training (VET) studies that ultimately increase career options.

The centre helps First Nations peoples aged between 15 and 17 to undertake the Certificate I, II or III in Mumgu-dahl tyama-tiyt message stick of knowledge – so they understand their identity and develop the literacy, numeracy, confidence, goal setting and vocational skills they need to be ready for work.