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NITA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their culture and to the Elders both past and present.

Changing Lives By Empowering an Indigenous Workforce

The National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) aims to “change the lives of Indigenous Australian’s by providing market leading training and employment programs and empowering a growing Indigenous workforce” at both Ayers Rock Resort and Mossman Gorge.

The unique training, working and residential program supports trainees to participate in the local community, learn life skills and build a solid foundation for their future career. It includes accommodation and a dedicated residential and training team on location.

Ayers Rock Resort Traineeships
[email protected] 
phone: 08 8957 7907

Mossman Gorge Traineeships
[email protected]
phone: 07 4099 7052

Traineeship Information:

Ayers Rock Resort Booklet

Mossman Gorge Booklet

Ayers Rock Resort kitchen staff
Ayers Rock Resort kitch staff

Small Community, Big Opportunities

In partnership with William Angliss Institute RTO ID 3045 and Charles Darwin University RTO ID 0373, NITA delivers a number of nationally recognised qualifications and provides critical long-term pathways into the workforce across the hospitality, tourism, horticulture and retail sectors.

Upon successful completion of the traineeship, there will be opportunities to explore future employment with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia or one of its many partners in the following roles:

  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Gardener
  • Guest Services
  • Housekeeper
  • Houseman
  • Kitchen Steward
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Porter
  • Public Area Cleaner
  • Reception/ Administration
  • Retail Assistant


NITA has helped over 500 young Indigenous Australians successfully complete a qualification in Hospitality, Tourism, Retail or Horticulture.

Reception training

Am I Eligible for a Traineeship?

To be eligible for one of our traineeships you must:

  • Be committed and ready to start a career in the Hospitality, Tourism, Retail or Gardening industry
  • Be committed to make a commitment to live on site at Ayers Rock Resort or Mossman Gorge Centre for the duration of the traineeship
  • Be aged between 18 and 25 at the time of commencing the program, and 
  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
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Join our Alumni

If you are a former trainee, we want you to join our growing NITA Alumni!

It's an opportunity to stay connected, share accomplishments, network and explore job opportunities with us or one of our many partners.

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Training session
Staff training