A step towards boosting Indigenous entrepreneurship in the NT

Kakadu Kitchen
Kakadu Kitchen is a Indigenous-led bushfood-tech business aiming to grow Australia's native food industry. Picture: Kakadu Kitchen

Charles Darwin University (CDU) has recently launched a new course specifically targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who want to develop entrepreneurial skills and study business.

The four-week intensive learning and mentoring course aim to give a smooth transition for further tertiary study in the university and possibly develop more Indigenous-owned businesses in the Northern Territory.

The course is delivered at the CDU Darwin Waterfront Campus and develops skills in academic literacy over its four weeks.

The enabling program also acts as an important step for First Nations students towards studying for a degree, as students become familiarised with the university academic environment and study expectations.

CAAMA’s Philippe Perez spoke with CDU’s First Nations pre-business enabling program coordinator and business lecturer Dr Chrystie Watson about the program (audio below).

Philippe also spoke with the business student and peer mentor in the program Ben Tylor, the founder of Kakadu Kitchen and a Bininj entrepreneur and from the community of Murdudjurl in Kakadu National Park (audio below).