Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
Please note: the word ‘Aboriginal’ throughout this website refers to all people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
TAFE SA’s Aboriginal Access Centre (AAC) provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The AAC offers a variety of programs through many TAFE SA sites, including regional and remote locations.
The AAC can also assist with enrolments into a wide range of other programs in TAFE SA.
When you take part in AAC programs, a Training Support Officer (TSO) is assigned to you for the duration of your course. Your TSO will help you develop a learning plan that maps your education pathway. The TSO also acts as your link to lecturers and other sources of support.
Tutors can be assigned to help Aboriginal students who are enrolled in an accredited TAFE SA course. You may be eligible for a tutor while studying for a Certificate III or higher. To apply for a tutor, print and fill out this application form and return it to Aboriginal Access Centre, Level 1, Port Adelaide Campus, 1 Mundy St, Port Adelaide SA 5015.
If you’re interested in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by becoming a tutor, please complete and return the tutor registration form
You might also be eligible for help with some or all of your TAFE SA fees. To apply for this assistance, speak with your TSO and complete the AAC Equity Grant form.
Interactive Ochre is an engaging e-learning resource that brings an Aboriginal perspective to cultural awareness training. It is suitable for training providers and private sector, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
The program covers working with Aboriginal people, history, traditional perspectives, racism, and moving on. It can be used with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners.
Contact Sandra Hanson for further information
Director Aboriginal Access Centre
T: (08) 8303 2630
Aboriginal Community Consultants
Ceduna, Far West Coast communities / homelands including Scotdesco, Koonibba, Yalata, Oak Valley and Port Lincoln
Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Quorn, Colebrook, Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Marree, Nepabunna, Leigh Creek, Iga Warta, Metropolitan Adelaide
Northern Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula
Port Adelaide; Interactive Ochre Program; ATAS Program
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
Located at Noarlunga Campus
Phone: 8207 3664
Campuses of responsibility: Noarlunga; Murray Bridge; Mt Barker; Victor Harbor; Urrbrae, Tonsley
Located at Port Augusta Campus
Phone: 8648 9924
Campuses of responsibility: Port Augusta and surrounds
Located at Port Adelaide Campus
Phone: 8303 2707
Campuses of responsibility: Port Adelaide, Adelaide City (Hair & Beauty, Community Services, Health and Lifestyle, TAE), Riverland
Located at Mount Gambier Campus
Phone: 8735 1576
Campuses of responsibility: Mount Gambier and surrounds
Located at Salisbury /Regency Campus
Phone: 8207 9817
Campuses of responsibility: Adelaide City; AC Arts; Regency
Located at Port Lincoln Campus
Phone: 8688 3600
Campuses of responsibility: Port Lincoln and surrounds
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Located at Whyalla Campus
Phone: 8648 8878
Campuses of responsibility: Whyalla and surrounds
Located at Port Pirie Campus
Phone: 7210 3083
Campuses of responsibility: Port Pirie, Peterborough, Clare
Located at Ceduna Campus
Phone: 8628 7055
Campuses of responsibility: Ceduna and surrounds
Located at Salisbury Campus
Phone: 8207 9984
Campuses of responsibility: Salisbury, Elizabeth, Tea Tree Gully, Gilles Plains