In March 2006, Yarnteen acquired a large well-appointed, renovated building at 840 Hunter Street Newcastle to accommodate the Yarnteen Creative Enterprise Centre. The Centre which was officially opened in October 2007 was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training – VET Infrastructure for Indigenous Peoples program; Department of Transport and Regional Services – Regional Partnership program and Microsoft "Unlimited Potential" program, as well as substantial capital funds provided by Yarnteen.
The YCEC objectives is to provide a culturally friendly environment for the delivery of both accredited and non-accredited training; promotion of Aboriginal businesses, showcase creativity and build connections with the Newcastle business sector for the purpose of assisting Aboriginal people find pathways to sustainable employment.
The Centre also provides education / training pathways for students to other educational institutions particularly TAFE and the University.
The building is well located next to the main transport routes by bus and train into Newcastle city and close to the ferry terminal. There is currently ample free parking available adjacent to the building.
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The premises accommodates Yarnteen's Head Office as well as Yarnteen College .