Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Practice
About the Course
The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Practice is a
course for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It provides Aboriginal
specific cultural literacy and competence by developing high level understanding
of Aboriginal Cultures and Knowledge systems, complex socio/historical issues,
and skills and knowledge for practical application in a workplace, community or
This course is intended to provide learners with the following vocational and
- Articulation to higher Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications
- Access to study at tertiary level
- Enhanced employment opportunities in Aboriginal specific designated
positions and service delivery to Aboriginal people
- Strategies to reinforce cultural identity and knowledge, and service
delivery in a community context.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Pathways and articulation include:
- Further study at tertiary level
- Vocational study at Advanced Diploma level
- Employment requiring a Diploma level qualification.
Pathways and articulation will vary according to the electives units and
Graduates completing the Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and
Community Practice might seek positions where they are required to demonstrate
Aboriginal cultural literacy and competence in the workplace.
Recognition of Prior Learning
TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:
On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus
You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL
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Where can I study?
Starts in January
Enrolment Code: 10225NAT-01V01-19WAL-001
How will I study?
The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Practice is a course for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. It provides Aboriginal specific cultural literacy and competence by developing high-level understanding of Aboriginal Cultures and Knowledge systems, complex socio/historical issues, and skills and knowledge for practical application in a workplace, community or academic context.
This is a fulltime course where YOU will be attending six (6) four day study blocks to be held over 7 months PLUS independently study and complete assessments at home in your own time. Some of the assessments are completed in class time in small groups. Ongoing support will be provided by teachers throughout the course through emails, phone contact, a dedicated Diploma Facebook page and video conferencing opportunities.
1st block February 4,5,6,7. 2nd Block March 4,5,6,7. 3rd Block April 1,2,3,4 . 4th Block May 13,14,15,16. 5th Block June 17,18,19,20. 6th Block July 22,23,24,25 Graduation Day.
Please contact the following teachers: Maryann Seymour email: firstname.lastname@example.org MOB: 0432368330 and Head Teacher Johanna Parker email: email@example.com MOB: 0458557783
This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.
When will I study?
Class attendance is Full Time
Students are to attend 4wk x 6 day block deliveries . Starting times and block dates.
Course length: 24 hours per week for 24 WeeksStart Date: 14 January 2019
End Date: 5 August 2019
What will I pay?
This is a fully subsidised course for eligible students. Contact us to check your eligibility.
The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.
TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $5,750.00 per course (GST free).
The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.
Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.
A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.
Eligible For Instalments
TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.
Who can I talk to?
Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601