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  • 10751NAT

Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

At a glance

At a glance

Get a head start on your teaching career with this entry-level qualification designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Teacher Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

10751NAT Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start on your teaching career with this entry-level qualification. This course is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is offered to both high school students and adult learners.

This course will teach you essential skills in education support including supporting students with developmental issues, assisting with activity sessions, and guiding responsible behaviour in a safe and supportive environment. You'll also learn how to use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education such as developing Indigenous language and culture lessons, producing work that expresses Indigenous identity, and communicating with parents, students and colleagues in Indigenous language.

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 apply to progress into a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
VPC100
Vocational placement
CUAATS302
Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
CHCEDS010
Work effectively as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander education worker
CHCEDS006
Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS024
Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
AIESCT001
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with science inquiry
CHCEDS007
Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS004
Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS003
Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCECE006
Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS017
Contribute to the health and safety of students
CUAATS101
Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SISXCAI002
Assist with activity sessions
CHCEDS029
Assist teacher to develop Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture lessons
CHCEDS016
Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCEDS009
Communicate with parents, students and colleagues in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language
CUAMPF101
Develop skills to play or sing music
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBITU201
Produce simple word processed documents

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Student applicants must complete an application form which includes a detailed written recommendation by the school’s Principal, VET Coordinator or Senior Teacher for the student to undertake the studies. As well, applicants undertake a supervised online English and Maths assessment which is aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). However, this assessment is not required if the student can provide evidence of a sound result or higher (ie. C or above) from their previous year of school studies (ie. Year 10) in English and Maths.

Adult applicants with no previous classroom work experience are acceptable as Certificate III students. English and Maths pre-enrolment acceptance tests must be undertaken. These tests are a supervised online English and Maths assessment which is aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

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.

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.

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 13 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.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland