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10753NAT

Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Accelerate your teaching career with this advanced qualification for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This course will put you on the path to becoming a fully qualified classroom teacher.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: RATEP sites via Cairns Start date: 06 Feb 2023 Duration: up to 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$6,104
Subsidised
$6,412
Full Fee
$11,340
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Course overview

Accelerate your teaching career with this advanced qualification designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This course is most suitable for people who would like to become fully qualified general primary school teachers.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as education aides is currently experiencing very strong growth. This very large occupation is expected to create around 85,000 job openings over the next five years. 

In this course you'll gain an effective skill set to develop the main learning areas within the Australian Curriculum. You'll also cover cultural identity and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in education, such as facilitating learning and development in Indigenous children, while incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories into the classroom. Furthermore, the course includes field trips to a variety of schools.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek work as a qualified teaching assistant. You will also be able to take advantage of our pathway options and receive up to one year's credit towards a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University.

What can I do?

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Teacher Assistant

Course outcome:

10753NAT Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Community-based education

This course is offered through RATEP — a community-based teacher education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The program provides a direct pathway for people in remote, rural and regional areas to become qualified teachers or teacher aides. Students may study at one of several RATEP sites throughout the state or via an offsite delivery model.

Indigenous student support

Our Indigenous Student Support Officers (ISSOs) provide tailored support designed to meet the unique needs of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. ISSOs can provide assistance with enrolment processes, Centrelink ABSTUDY enquiries, tutor support, referrals to other community service providers, and personal support.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIEART001
    Facilitate arts knowledge and skills learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    UNIT CODE :
    AIEART001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate arts knowledge and skills learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIEENG001
    Facilitate Standard Australian English learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    UNIT CODE :
    AIEENG001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate Standard Australian English learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIEENV001
    Facilitate environmental initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school communities
    UNIT CODE :
    AIEENV001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate environmental initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school communities

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIEIDE001
    Apply cultural identity to implement a personal action plan
    UNIT CODE :
    AIEIDE001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply cultural identity to implement a personal action plan

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIEMAT001
    Develop mathematics knowledge and skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    UNIT CODE :
    AIEMAT001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop mathematics knowledge and skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIEPSL001
    Promote pedagogies to support learning motivation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    UNIT CODE :
    AIEPSL001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote pedagogies to support learning motivation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIESCT001
    Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with science inquiry
    UNIT CODE :
    AIESCT001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with science inquiry

  • UNIT CODE
  • AIETEC001
    Encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to be active users of digital technologies
    UNIT CODE :
    AIETEC001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to be active users of digital technologies

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBCMM411
    Make presentations
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBCMM411
    Unit description :
    This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review presentations for target audiences.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Make presentations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS017
    Contribute to the health and safety of students
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS017
    Unit description :

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required for teacher assistants to contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. The education support worker implements workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within his or her scope of responsibility and according to direction.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to the health and safety of students

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
RATEP sites via Cairns
06 Feb 2023
up to 1 year
Full time online and residential block delivery
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,104
  • Subsidised: $6,412
  • Full fee: $11,340
RATEP sites via Cairns
06 Feb 2023
up to 2 years
Part time online and residential block delivery
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $6,104
  • Subsidised: $6,412
  • Full fee: $11,340

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Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (10753NAT)

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Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

COURSE CODE: 10753NAT
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Selection criteria

An application form must be completed and a supervised online English and Maths assessment undertaken which is aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). However, this assessment is not required if evidence of a nationally recognised Diploma or a sound result or higher (ie. C or above) from Year 12 studies in English and Maths A or B can be provided. Once applicants have met the English and Maths entry requirements, a telephone or face to face interview is held to complete the application process.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, 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 use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Placement

During your course you will be required to complete vocational placement at a RATEP location so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland will assist in arranging placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 100 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Need to know

This course is offered through RATEP. RATEP is a community-based teacher education program that provides a direct pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote, rural and regional locations to become registered teachers or qualified teacher aides. The RATEP program is a partnership between TAFE Queensland North Region, Queensland Education Department and James Cook University. Currently there are several RATEP sites throughout the state, providing teacher training at the Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma levels. Students are also able to study via an offsite delivery model with teaching support using online technology and regular phone, email and SMS communications.

RATEP locations are as follows:

  • Barambah
  • Cairns West State School
  • Mackay
  • Maryborough
  • Mount Isa
  • Rockhampton
  • St George and Surrounding Region
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville
  • Yarrabah

If students in Queensland are unable to access a RATEP site, there is also study available via an offsite delivery model with teaching support using online technology and regular phone, email and SMS communications. Fully funded residential blocks in Cairns are also offered as part of the course. Students completing the Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education receive one year's credit towards a Bachelor of Education through James Cook University.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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