Allen talks about his own motivation and those of his students (1:43)

At this point of the game I have a long history working in remote communities, you know. I suppose it’s something that I’ve loved doing for a very long time, you know.  I – I’ve worked with a lot of people in remote communities for a long time and I’ve known them, I’ve been through a lot of experiences with friends, some living, some in the longer living.  And so I – it always feels very personal to me especially to come back some place like here.  There’s the professional side which is – well look, you have to deliver what you intended to deliver.  As for your RTO, which is Charles Darwin University, they expect you to have – to deliver it in a professional way and complete what you get out there to complete.  I wouldn’t say jeopardise that. I just think it’s not quite a straightforward as that. I think ultimately you want to come out here if you want to help people and you can learn something about culture out here and you can also maybe point a few people in the right direction.  Some people won't to take it very seriously and others will take it incredibly seriously.  And that’s just a fact of life, you know, and I would just say, well keep your eye out for the ones that are kind of quiet achievers, that – they may not say much but they’re actually taking a lot in and then you have a lot of guys who are great talkers but when it comes to the crunch, they don’t really work.  I think accelerate the work ethic, you know, that would be the same with any VET course I think.