Become an advocate for change as you delve deeply into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and gain a better understanding of the present. Be inspired to engage with your community. Learn to collaborate and create positive change with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as we move forward together.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Understand Aboriginal history
Analyse contemporary modern issues
Analyse the effects of invasion on Aboriginal society
Develop ethical practices
Develop leadership skills for active community contributions
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Gain knowledge and skills in effective community engagement
Understand cultural practices and protocols
Understand Aboriginal history
Gain knowledge of the support services available
Build a strong pathway to enhance your career opportunities
Knowledge and understanding of history and the continuing impact of the past
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Reading, writing and maths skills at a Year 10 level or equivalent
The ability to interpret complex documents and prepare written and oral reports
A goal to create change by building your knowledge and 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: Aboriginal project officers, Aboriginal community development officers and Aboriginal policy officers
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development does not have any related courses.
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 Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 5 core and 9 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.