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Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Aboriginal project officers, Aboriginal community development officers and Aboriginal policy officers

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 Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development 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 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.

  • Analyse ethical practices in Aboriginal studies and community engagement DASABL005

  • Analyse Aboriginal human rights issues DASABL003

  • Analyse contemporary Aboriginal issues in Australia DASABL004

  • Analyse the effects of invasion on Aboriginal society DASABL002

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

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