TAFE SA offers programs and services which are relevant, accessible, fair and inclusive. The access and equity policy aims to to improve the participation and outcomes for disadvantaged students and to promote a learning environment free of discrimination. The policy aims also to redress past disadvantage and improve the position of particular groups in society, such as:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people of non English speaking backgrounds
- people with physical or intellectual disabilities
- the long-term unemployed
- the rurally isolated.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
TAFE SA aims to meet the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by:
- involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in making and implementing decisions which affect their access, participation rates and successful outcomes in vocational education, training and employment
- increasing the participation rates and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in vocational education and training proportionate to other South Australians
- actively promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as positive role models
- eliminating any discriminatory policies, practices, assumptions and behaviours in the organisation by providing training programs and employment conditions which are equitable, accessible and culturally inclusive
- providing temporary, special measures schemes for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, potential employees and students.