National code: 11036NAT

Certificate III in Vocational and Study Pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Working With Children Check (WWCC)

  • A National Police Check

  • Medical and fitness screening

  • Vaccinations related to Influenza and/or COVID-19 as this is a public health mandate

  • Any other vaccinations required by your workplace

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

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.

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The Certificate III in Vocational and Study Pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People does not have any post-graduate courses.

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

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 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.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

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.

  • Write complex workplace texts FSKWTG010

  • Research Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity NAT11036001

  • Develop conflict resolution skills as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person NAT11036002

  • Respond to racist behaviour towards Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples NAT11036003

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • 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

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