National code: 11120NAT

Certificate III in Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People

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Overview About this course

Provide valuable workplace mentoring to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff and support organisations through Reconciliation Action Plans, as a mentor or tutor. Engage with Culturally specific, Community-based mentoring approaches and empower people to achieve their study and career goals.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Understand the diversities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities

  • Follow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural protocols

  • Use culturally appropriate and inclusive interpersonal communication skills

  • Access support systems for your mentee

  • Work with different organisations and Communities

  • Seek and engage support for your role

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • Networks with Community organisations and local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities

  • Skills and knowledge to guide organisations through Reconciliation Action Plans

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Sufficient maturity and work or life experience to be able to mentor Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People, within Community and workplace requirements

  • Cultural awareness training such as the Course in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Education if you are a non-Aboriginal learner

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: pursuing further education in Aboriginal studies and pursuing further study in counselling and Community services.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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The Certificate III in Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 9 units of competency, including 4 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Prepare to mentor Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People NAT11120002

  • Access support networks as a mentor of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People NAT11120004

  • Develop knowledge of identity for mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples NAT11120001

  • Provide mentoring to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People NAT11120003

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Delivery options Find a location to enrol

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