RTO No 1712

College Objectives

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, first established in 1983 as the Queensland branch of Nungalinya College, Darwin (and formerly named Wontulp-Bi-Buya), became incorporated on 24 February 1999 with four membership groups: Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting Churches.

The College is committed to operate in partnership with Nungalinya College, Inc (Darwin), to promote its objects and programs in Queensland and to co-operate with Nungalinya College in the development of common curricula for Indigenous Australians.

Wontulp-Bi-Buya College has been established to provide facilities and training programs through a Queensland network for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Church staff. Such training aims to provide for:

  1. Biblical and theological training for Australian Indigenous church members, with commitment to theological education by extension;
  2. Sensitivity to the particular learning processes of Indigenous Australians;
  3. Openness to explore the riches of the spiritualities of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia;
  4. Expression of Australian Indigenous Christian Theologies;
  5. Leadership training in fields of community organising and community work, youth work, family health, home management and other areas of community life;
  6. The establishment and maintenance of learning and support networks through community and regional groups;
  7. Cross-cultural and orientation training;
  8. Orientation and training of teaching staff, tutors and support persons;
  9. In-service refresher programs for teaching staff, tutors and support persons;
  10. In-service training for Indigenous Church leadership;
  11. Community consultations;
  12. In the implementation of the above aims, the Association intends to seek the active involvement of other religious bodies, Government Departments and any other organisations that may benefit from these programs.