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Meet our 15 new Tutors trained in 2018

17th Oct 2018

In 2018 we have trained 15 new tutors.

Here's some odd, yet interesting, facts about them....

  • One of them is from the Independent Schools sector
  • Three of them are from the Catholic Education sector 
  • Five of them have completed multiple OLT courses- one has even done all six courses!!
  • Seven of them are based in schools- Centralian Middle School, Palmerston PLC, Palmerston Christian School, Palmerston College, Nemarluk, Taminmin College and Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic College (Bathurst Island).
  • Ten of them have already facilitated an OLT cohort during 2018, between them covering all 6 courses offered in the NT.

Welcome to our new OLT Tutors:

Tammy Simmons,  Dom Fecteau,  James Pollard,  Felipe Espinoza, Wendy Tate,  Franscina Norval,  Marina Lever,  Cynthia Chapman,  Nicolle Shoobridge,  Amanda Philp,  Emma Greaves,  Joanna Fitzgerald,  Caroline Bourke,  Joy Arnold and  Nadene Rooney.

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Register NOW for courses starting in Term 3

28/06/2018 15:24:34

Register NOW for courses starting in Term 3 2018

Registrations OPEN NOW for Term 3 2018 courses

The six courses available across all regions are:

  • Introduction to Special Education Needs (showcasing some of our remote and urban NT schools in videos);
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Understanding and Supporting Behaviour
  • Inclusion for Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Understanding Dyslexia and Significant Difficulties in Reading
  • Understanding Hearing Loss- NEW in 2018

Places are limited. Course registrations for all Online Training courses starting in Term 3 will close on Friday 29th June (end of week 10). 

Interested? download the attached registration form OR visit iSupport for more information.

Groups of more than seven from the same school registering for the same course- contact us at or 8944 9315 to discuss tailoring course delivery to your specific needs. 



Bronwyn Ritchie

26/09/2017 14:35:47


It is our great pleasure to welcome Bronwyn Ritchie to the new position of Consultant Inclusive Practices based in Alice Springs. We are thrilled to introduce Bronny, as she is also known, and acknowledge the wealth of experience she brings to our team.

After beginning her teaching career in South Australia, Bronny moved to Alice Springs where she taught at Living Waters Lutheran School for over 10 years. She joined the Student Services team as a Disability Advisor in 2011 and added Early Childhood Intervention to this role in 2014.  Highly respected for her work supporting staff to include students with additional needs/disability, Bronny’s experience extends from birth through to year 12 across Government, Independent and Catholic schools in both urban and remote Alice Springs region.

One of the founding participants of OLT in the NT, Bronny completed her first course, Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2011. She has since completed the Introduction to Special Education Needs, Speech Language and Communication Needs, Understanding and Managing Behaviour, and Understanding Dyslexia and Significant Difficulties in Reading courses.

Bronny has gone on to tutor a total of 8 cohorts in 3 courses - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder, Introduction to Special Education Needs and Understanding Dyslexia and Significant Difficulties in Reading – assisting 65 participants to successfully complete their courses. Currently Bronny is participating in the inaugural Understanding Hearing Loss course.

OLT participants and Tutors alike will benefit from Bronny’s passion for furthering professional learning amongst all school staff in the area of inclusive education.

Congratulations and a BIG Welcome!


Lyndsay, Chantal, Michelle, Pattie, Jay and Kylie

Inclusive Practices team




Registration for Semester 2 courses is now CLOSED

01/09/2017 12:12:32

With so many participants, 12 cohorts have been created across all regions in 6 different courses.

It looks like the following courses are popular this semester with a total of 122 participants registering:

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder with 46 registrations
  • Understanding Dyslexia and Significant Difficulties in Reading with 40 registrations
  • Introduction to Special Education Needs with 36 registrations

The Inclusion of students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs course is only offered in Arnhem this semester and the Understanding and Supporting Behaviour course has one big cohort with 15 participants.

A new course has been added this Semester and had a few selected participants to undergo trial before its official launch next year. In Semester 1, 2018 the Understanding Hearing Loss course will be offered to all school-based staff.

With courses underway, thank you to all tutors who have agreed to facilitate courses this Semester in amongst your busy schedules. Your commitment to delivering the courses is building capacity in our NT schools!

Wishing everyone a good learning journey!

For queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team on



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