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.

Whilst studying at TAFE SA, a Training Support Officer (TSO) is available to you for the duration of your course. Your TSO can assist 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, Regency Campus, 137 Days Rd, Regency Park SA 5010.

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.


Marg Mibus

Marg Mibus

Director Aboriginal Access Centre
T: (08) 8348 2428

Aboriginal Community Consultants

Bruce McWaters 
Phone: 8628 7050
Ceduna, Far West Coast communities / homelands including Scotdesco, Koonibba, Yalata, Oak Valley and Port Lincoln

Marg Mibus  
Phone: 8348 2428
Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Quorn, Colebrook, Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Marree, Nepabunna, Leigh Creek, Iga Warta, Metropolitan Adelaide

Farin Wanganeen  
Phone: 8207 9980
Northern Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula

Sandra Hanson
Phone: 8348 2426
Regency; Marketing and Finance; ATAS Program

Training Support Offices

Noarlunga, Urrbrae, Tonsley, Victor Harbor
Viv Davey
Located at Noarlunga Campus
Phone: 8207 3664

Port Augusta and surrounds
Deidre Coulthard
Located at Port Augusta Campus
Phone: 8648 9924

Regency, Adelaide City, AC Arts, Riverland
AnneMaree Cooper
Located at Regency Campus
Phone: 8348 2425

Mount Gambier and surrounds
Treena Brennan
Located at Mount Gambier Campus
Phone: 8735 1576

Whyalla and surrounds
Shirley Ellis
Located at Whyalla Campus
Phone: 8648 8878

Port Pirie, Peterborough, Clare 
Vacant - All Enquiries to Marg Mibus, Director
Located at
Regency Campus 
Phone: 83482428

Ceduna and surrounds
Jarah Colbung
Located at Ceduna Campus
Phone: 8628 7055

Salisbury, Elizabeth, Gilles Plains, Barossa, Murray Bridge, Mount Barker
Ronald O'Brien 
Located at Salisbury Campus
Phone: 8207 9817

Port Lincoln and surrounds
Ivan Phillips 
Located at Port Lincoln Campus
Phone: 8688 3610   

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