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.
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June and this year TAFE SA has created some iconic events based on the 2019 theme 'Grounded in Truth - Walk Together with Courage'.
The main events are listed below, but there were also a series of other events and information about Reconciliation Week on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.
If you couldn't make it to any of the events, we invited all TAFE SA staff and students to simply go for a walk and think about what reconciliation means to you. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and reconciliation.
For more information on the NRW theme, the #NRW2019 Campaign, and further resources, please go to the National Reconciliation Week website.
We encourage our staff and students to share photos from the week by tagging @tafesa and using the hashtag #NRW2019.
Below is a list of events held across TAFE SA campuses throughout the week:
Monday 27 May – Port Pirie
Welcome to Country at 10.00am
Morning Tea at 10.30am
Planting at 11.30am
Tuesday 28 May – Noarlunga
Welcome to Country at 12:00 pm
Plantings to follow Welcome to Country
Thursday 30 May - Mount Gambier
Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at 9.30 am
Planting at 10:00 am
Embrace the week!
National Reconciliation Week Pledge Cards
National Reconciliation Week Poster