With dedicated Indigenous student support, specialised 'away from base' residential block training, and our partnership in the RATEP, TAFE Queensland is well suited to help you reach your education goals.
In addition to our comprehensive range of student support services including learning support, counselling, and careers and employment services, we also have dedicated support services for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Our dedicated 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.
The Indigenous Youth Mobility Program provides accommodation options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students wishing to relocate from a remote or regional community to study or take up an apprenticeship. You must be between 16-24 years of age and engaging in accredited training to be eligible.
Find out more about our range of student support services available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. Get assistance with career and employment advice, choosing the right course or pathway, financial assistance, funding opportunities, accommodation, and learning and study support.
RATEP is a community-based teacher education program that enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become registered teachers or qualified teacher aides. The program is a partnership between TAFE Queensland, James Cook University, and the Department of Education. Students can choose to study at a number of RATEP sites throughout Queensland, as well as a via an off-site model. Successful completion of a certificate or diploma course in education or child care with TAFE Queensland opens up pathways towards a Bachelor of Education qualification at James Cook University.
There are a range of scholarships offered by TAFE Queensland and other organisations that may fund part or all of your studies.
We offer two type of scholarships to eligible students. Merit scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate that they will do well in the industry in which they apply for the scholarship. Access and equity scholarships provide equitable access to study at TAFE Queensland.Learn more
Young women between 17-21 years old who are leaving or have left care are eligible for a Care2Achieve scholarship to complete tertiary studies through university or TAFE. The scholarship offers financial support, mentoring and assistance in connecting with future potential employers.Learn more
The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is designed to assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the workforce. It provides scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry-level health course.Learn more
The Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship is open to participants in the Remove Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP). It provides up to $20,000 over four years as well as the opportunity of a permanent teacher position at a Queensland state school.