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RATEP

Community-based teacher education.

RATEP is a community-based primary education and early childhood education program. It provides a direct pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become registered teachers, qualified teacher aides or early childhood educators. RATEP is an initiative which respects the culture and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and values the contribution they can make to the education of all young Australians.

RATEP site locations

RATEP sites are located across Queensland, allowing students to remain in their communities and access teacher or teacher coordinator support to complete their training.

Early childhood education and care RATEP sites

  • Northern Peninsula Area
  • Barambah
  • Palm Island
  • St George and surrounding regions
  • Thursday Island and surrounding regions
  • Woorabinda
  • Yarrabah

Education RATEP sites

  • Barambah
  • Cairns
  • Mackay
  • Maryborough
  • Rockhampton
  • St George and surrounding region
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville
  • Yarrabah

An Off-Site Teacher Coordinator is available to assist students who are unable to access a RATEP site.

If students are unable to attend a RATEP site, they can still access training and teaching support using online technology, hard copy resources and regular phone, email and SMS communications.

Fully funded face-to-face residential block training at the Cairns campus is offered to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education students.

RATEP is a joint initiative between TAFE Queensland, James Cook University and the Queensland Department of Education, in liaison with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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