This program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Prospective students must complete an application form, attend an interview and complete an English and Mathematics assessment. This is conducted at the RATEP site or supervised offsite.
Students may enter at any program level depending on the outcome of these assessments. Students must have:
- Successful completion of Year 12, or an equivalent
- Keen interest in pursuing a career in teaching/education at primary school level (prep to Year 6)
Learner guides which are supplied free of charge throughout the course.
Students must have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all RATEP sites.
This course is offered for one year full time, two years part time and 18 months part time. The 18 month option has a mid year commencement in July. This course delivery is blended, students will be required to complete extensive work/assessments at their RATEP location, each school week. Participation in online classes is also required in between various residential blocks in Cairns at TAFE.
Full time students will be required to complete 1855 - 1950 hours over the duration of the course (depending on electives choice).
- Barambah - Cherbourg State School, Fisher Street, Cherbourg Qld 4605 Tel: 0427 276 190
- Cairns - Cairns West State School 33 Mayers St Manunda Qld 4870 Tel: 4032 3828
- Mackay – Andergrove State School 15 Fernleigh Ave Andergrove Qld 4740 Tel: 4998 9333
- Mareeba - Mareeba State School 37 Constance St Mareeba Qld 4880 Tel: 4092 2556
- Maryborough – Maryborough State High School 526 Kent St Maryborough Qld 4650 Tel: 4120 9365
- Mossman - Mossman State School 6 William St Mossman Qld 4873 Tel: 4098 3510
- Mt Isa – Spinifex State College 6 Fifth Ave Mt Isa Qld 4825 Tel: 4749 0180
- Ravenshoe – Ravenshoe State School High School St Ravenshoe Qld 4888 Tel: 4097 5209
- Rockhampton – Park Avenue State School 13 Main St Park Avenue Qld 4701 Tel: 4931 1108
- St George – St George State School 31 Grey St St George Qld 4487 Tel: 4620 8316
- Thursday Island – Tagai State College Thursday Island Qld 4875 Tel: 4212 0222
- Townsville – William Ross State High School Mervyn Crossman Drive Annandale Qld 4814 Tel: 4726 7634
- Toowoomba – Toowoomba North State School 17 Taylor St Toowoomba Qld 4350 Tel: 4617 8325
- Yarrabah – Yarrabah State School 14 Noble St Yarrabah Qld 4871 Tel: 4056 0666
- Via a special off-site delivery model available from any location across Queensland
Students undertake a three-week work experience in a school as part of this Diploma course.