Aboriginal support

Aboriginal support

Aboriginal Access Centre

Marg MibusThe Aboriginal Access Centre facilitates education, training and support for Aboriginal students across 17 sites of TAFE SA including regional and remote South Australia.

Our Vision

To engage Aboriginal people and communities across South Australia in achieving their full potential and participating equally in the social and economic life of their country.


The AAC have 26 programs on scope and can assist with enrolments into a wide range of additional programs in TAFESA.

Each Aboriginal participant is assigned a Training Support Officer (TSO) who will be responsible for assisting the student to develop an Individual Learning Plan to map their pathways to higher education.

The TSO will provide the link between the lecturer/other support mechanisms and will provide support to the student for the duration of the course.

Tutorial Assistance can be provided to Aboriginal students enrolled in an accredited TAFESA course.  Students may be eligible for tutorial assistance whilst studying a Certificate III or above qualification. (See TSO for further information.)

Financial Assistance for Course Fees (See TSO for further information.)

Interactive Ochre

Interactive Ochre is an engaging and contemporary e-learning resource bringing Aboriginal perspective to cultural awareness training.

Aimed to foster and develop inclusive work and learning environments, Interactive Ochre can be used with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners in urban, rural and remote contexts.

The program covers the following areas:

  • Working with Aboriginal people;
  • History;
  • Traditional Perspectives;
  • Racism;
  • Moving On.

Who’s it for?
Business/Industry; Not-for-profit organisations; Public sector organisations; Training providers

Contact Sandra Hanson for further information


TAFE SA Campus Contacts

Adelaide City         8207 8459

Berri                      8595 1600

Ceduna                 8628 7055

Coober Pedy          8678 9000

Kadina                  8821 0400

Mount Gambier      8735 1555

Noarlunga             8207 3132

Port Augusta         8648 9922

Port Lincoln           8688 3600

Port Pirie               8638 4222

Salisbury               8207 9817

Whyalla                 8648 8788

Training Support Officers

Lisa Helps
Located at Noarlunga Campus 
Phone No: 8207 3664
Campuses of responsibility: Noarlunga; Murray Bridge; Mt Barker; Victor Harbor; Urrbrae

Deidre Coulthard
Located at Port Augusta Campus
Phone No: 86489913
Campuses of responsibility: Port Augusta and surrounds

Anne-Maree Burgoyne
Located at Adelaide City Campus
Phone No: 8207 8430
Campuses of responsibility: Adelaide City; Tea Tree Gully; Port Adelaide

Treena Brennan
Located at Mount Gambier Campus
Phone No: 87351576
Campuses of responsibility: Mount Gambier and surrounds

Daniel Motlop

Located at Adelaide City Campus
Phone No: 82078295
Campuses of responsibility: Adelaide City; AC Arts; Regency; Tonsley, Salisbury, Elizabeth, Gawler

Julie Walter

Located at Berri Campus
Phone No: 85952600
Campuses of responsibility: Berri, Renmark, Waikerie

Shirley Ellis
Located at Whyalla Campus
Phone No: 86488922
Campuses of responsibility: Whyalla and surrounds

Ulrike Maria
Located at Port Pirie Campus
Phone No: 86384295
Campuses of responsibility: Yorke Peninsula

Diana Gledhill
Located at Ceduna Campus
Phone  No: 86287055
Campuses of responsibility: Ceduna and surrounds


Marg Mibus

Marg Mibus

City Central
Phone:8207 8809
Mobile: 0434 072 646