Learning on Country

The Learning on Country (LOC) program is a culturally relevant school based Indigenous Ranger facilitated program aimed at linking Australian curriculum subjects with field based experiential learning and data collection.

It targets remote Indigenous students and disengaged young people eligible for enrolment. 

The program is community driven and supported by well-established local governance arrangements that ensure communities guide and control program delivery and outcomes. Staff of the Caring for Country Branch are working closely with NT Department of Education and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to ensure program continuity and stability during the transitional period.

The LOC program is being delivered across nine project sites in the Top End of the NT and is run out of the NLC's Caring for Country branch:

  • Maningrida
  • Milingimbi
  • Yirrkala
  • Laynhapuy Homelands
  • Galiwin'ku
  • Ramingining
  • Gapuwiyak
  • Umbakumba
  • Angurugu

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, announced that the Northern Land Council will deliver the Learning on Country Program on Thursday 7 June 2018.