Take your first step toward a deadly career in law enforcement. Pursue your interest in policing, serving and creating safer communities. Build your resilience and assert your cultural identity as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work and study independently
Understand ethics, rights, and responsibilities in the workplace
Improve your reading, writing and maths skills
Confidently use a range of business technology
Use culturally appropriate communication
Apply safe work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A sound understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Skills to use cultural protocols effectively
Confidence to use technology to help complete your assessments
Skills in conflict resolution
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and be accepted within their community
Complete an electronic IPROWD application form
Have a driving record showing no history of serious offences
Be at least 17 and 10 months of age at the start of the course
Take part in a pre-enrolment interview
Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills review. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success. Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in policing, serving and creating safer communities
The ability to pass a basic screening by the NSW Police Force and Australian Federal Police, which includes a criminal history and driving record check
An interest in advancing your career pathway
An ability to read and interpret documents and reports
Good teamwork and communication skills
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: NSW Police Force Officer, Australian Federal Police Officer and Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer in NSW Police Force, Australian Federal Police, as well as other law enforcement agencies.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Vocational and Study Pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Vocational and Study Pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 10 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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.