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TAFE South Western Sydney celebrates Reconciliation Week with Aboriginal Learning Circle

As a part of Reconciliation Week, TAFE SWSi Aboriginal Learning Circle celebrated the opening of a fully dedicated facility at Campbelltown TAFE.

The Centre of Excellence is a project headed up by Dave Roberts, TAFE SWSi Manager of Customer Service and Support for Aboriginal Education and Training.

The new Centre of Excellence was opened with a smoking ceremony by local Indigenous Elder, Uncle Ivan, by blessing the snake path garden outside the facility. The snake path will eventually encompass the entire building, representing a pathway of making friends and networks on the path towards further education and employment. The rock in the centre of the path represents the Centre of Excellence building itself.

Smoking ceremony by local Indigenous Elder, Uncle IvanEach room in the centre will carry a historical and cultural theme to teach the young indigenous important lessons of culture, whilst also delivering vocational education, leading to more employment within the region.

For more information on the TAFE NSW SWSi Aboriginal Learning Circle Centre of Excellence, contact Dave Roberts: david.roberts14@tafensw.edu.au