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, 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.

Contacts

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 2428
Regency; Marketing and Finance; 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 Augusta         8648 9922 

Port Lincoln           8688 3600

Port Pirie               8638 4222

Regency               8348 2480

Salisbury               8207 9817

Whyalla                 8648 8788



Training Support Officers

Lisa Helps 
Located at Noarlunga Campus  
Phone: 8207 3664
Campuses of responsibility: Noarlunga; Murray Bridge; Mt Barker; Victor Harbor; Urrbrae, Tonsley

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

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

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

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

Ulrike Maria
Located at Port Pirie Campus 
Phone: 7210 3083
Campuses of responsibility: Port Pirie, Peterborough, Clare 

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

Ronald O'Brien 
Located at Salisbury Campus
Phone: 8207 9817           
Campuses of responsibility:  Salisbury, Elizabeth, Gilles Plains, Barossa

Erika Knudsen 
Located at Port Lincoln Campus
Phone: 8688 3600   
Campuses of responsibility: Port Lincoln and surrounds


National Reconciliation Week

May 22, 2018

TAFE SA will be hosting a range of activities across the state as part of National Reconciliation Week 2018 (27 May-3 June), commencing at Regency Campus on Monday 28 May 2018.

Our speakers are in keeping with this year’s NRW18 theme - Don’t Keep History a Mystery – and will include presentations from Aboriginal staff and students and South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy graduates. A BBQ lunch and Smoking Ceremony also a part of the day’s activities.

We invite all TAFE SA students to Learn, Share and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.  We encourage all TAFE SA staff and students to get involved in a range of events, which are being held across our campuses and in the community, during National Reconciliation Week and to take the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal history, culture and reconciliation.

We encourage our staff and students to share photos from the week by tagging @tafesa and using the hashtag #nrw18.

Below is a list of events being held across TAFE SA campuses throughout the week:

Regency Campus - Monday 28 May 2018

Time

Activity

Lead

10:30 am Welcome to Country Jaylon Newchurch
Tauondi Aboriginal College
10.40 am Opening Address Alex Reid
TAFE SA Interim Chief Executive
11.10 am Reconciliation Marg Mibus
Director Aboriginal Access Centre
11.20 am Don’t Keep History a Mystery Larissa Taylor
Coordinator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
11.40 am SAASTA Student Interview Rigby Barnes – Aboriginal Engagement Officer SAASTA Student: Shenae Miller
12.00 pm Smoking Ceremony (proceed to grass area next to Graduates) Jack Buckskin
Tauondi Aboriginal College
12.30 pm Barbecue lunch and Marketplace Stalls in front of Graduates, under the verandah
1.30 pm Video Presentation Graduates Restaurant

Events at other TAFE SA Campuses

Campus / Activity

Location

Date

Time

Adelaide City

     
Welcome to Country Atrium Wednesday 30 May 11:00 am
Film Atrium Wednesday 30 May 11:20 am
Barbecue West outside verandah Wednesday 30 May 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Elizabeth

     
Pledge Board Library from Monday 28 May  

Gilles Plain

     
Acknowledgement of Country / Morning Tea / Pledge Board Libary Thursday 31 May 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mount Barker

     
Pledge Board Foyer from Monday 28 May  
Acknowledgement of Country Court Yard Tuesday 29 May 11:00 am
Barbecue Court Yard Tuesday 29 May 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Noarlunga

     
Pledge Board Atrium from Monday 28 May  
Acknowledgement of Country Atrium Thursday 31 May 11:00 am
Barbecue Atrium Thursday 31 May 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Port Adelaide

     
Pledge Board Library from Monday 28 May  
Tonsley      
Pledge Board Entrance Foyer Tuesday 29 May 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Regional South Australia

Campus / Activity

Location

Date

Time

Barossa

     
Pledge Board Library from Monday 28 May  
Welcome to Country Library Monday 28 May 12:00 pm
Lunch Library Monday 28 May 12:00 pm

Mount Gambier

     
Pledge Board Foyer from Monday 28 May  
Acknowledgement of Country Conference Room Monday 28 May 12:00 pm
Short Film Screenings Conference Room Monday 28 May 11:00 am
Barbecue Conference Room Monday 28 May 11:00 am

Port Pirie

     

Acknowledgement of Country

Library Monday 28 May 10:15 am
Morning Tea Library Monday 28 May 10:30 am
Barbecue

Courtyard between Student Lounge and Library

Monday 28 May 12:00 pm

Victor Harbor

     
Pledge Board   from Monday 28 May  
Acknowledgement of Country Room 10 Thursday 31 May 10:45 am
Morning Tea and short film screenings Room 10 Thursday 31 May 10:55 am

Whyalla

     
Barbecue Outside Student Lounge Tuesday 29 May 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

See the National Reconciliation Week website for community events near you.