Aboriginal support

Aboriginal support

Aboriginal Access Centre

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

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

Tutorial Assistance

This can be provided to Aboriginal students enrolled in an accredited TAFE SA course.  Students may be eligible for tutorial assistance whilst studying a Certificate III or above qualification.

Fee Assistance

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


Marg Mibus

Marg Mibus

Port Adelaide Campus
Phone: 8303 2630
Mobile: 0434 072 646

TAFE SA Campus Contacts

Berri                     8595 2600

Ceduna                 8628 7055

Coober Pedy        8678 9016

Mount Gambier     8735 1555

Narrunga              8836 7282

Noarlunga             8207 3132

Port Adelaide       8303 2632

Port Augusta         8648 9922

Port Lincoln           8688 3600

Port Pirie               8638 4222

Salisbury               8207 9817

Whyalla                 8648 8788


Training Support Officers

Cindy Larkins
Located at Port Adelaide Campus 
Phone No: 8303 2743
Campuses of responsibility: Noarlunga; Mt Barker; Victor Harbor; Urrbrae

Deidre Coulthard
Located at Port Augusta Campus
Phone No: 8648 9913
Campuses of responsibility: Port Augusta and surrounds

Anne Maree Burgoyne
Located at Port Adelaide Campus
Phone No: 8303 2707
Campuses of responsibility: Adelaide City (Hair & Beauty, Community Services & Health); Murray Bridge; Tea Tree Gully; Port Adelaide, Gilles Plains

Treena Brennan
Located at Mount Gambier Campus
Phone No: 8735 1576
Campuses of responsibility: Mount Gambier and surrounds

Cindy Larkins
Located at Port Adelaide Campus
Phone No: 8303 2743
Campuses of responsibility: Adelaide City; AC Arts; Regency; Tonsley

Anne Maree Burgoyne
Located at Port Adelaide Campus
Phone No: 8303 2707 
Campuses of responsibility: Berri, Renmark, Waikerie

Shirley Ellis
Located at Whyalla Campus
Phone No: 8648 8839
Campuses of responsibility: Whyalla and surrounds

Ulrike Maria
Located at Port Pirie Campus
Phone No: 8638 4294
Campuses of responsibility: Port Pirie, Peterborough & Clare

Bianca Bowden
Located at Ceduna Campus
Phone  No: 8628 7086
Campuses of responsibility: Ceduna and surrounds

Mary Wilkey
Located at Salisbury Campus
Phone No: 8207 9817
Campuses of responsibility: Salisbury, Elizabeth, Gawler