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Aboriginal Cultures offer students a chance to uncover the history and cultural landscape of Aboriginal Australia and study its impact in today's society.

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Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services

Course code: CUA20515

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context, working under direct supervision. Licensing/regulatory information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

Course code: SIT10116

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable tourism work activities. They work under close supervision and are given clear directions to complete tasks. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of job roles in the tourism industry in organisations with an Indigenous focus. These include tour operators or operators of a site or cultural or heritage centre. Individuals may have a very specific role, as an Australian Indigenous person or other individual approved of by local elders to share aspects of their culture with visitors in a formal or informal way. Possible job titles include: - assistant in an Indigenous cultural centre - assistant Indigenous guide - Indigenous storyteller. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Course code: CUA20415

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practice in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Course code: CUA30515

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of art and craft skills in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and cultural history. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Course code: CUA40615

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context and produce work that shows a well-developed command of technique in their chosen art form. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate II in Aviation Transport Protection (Passenger and Non-Passenger Screener)

Course code: AVI20316

This qualification provides individuals with technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of aviation security screening roles. Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as an Aviation Screening Officer as directed by the current Aviation Transport Security Regulations. People seeking certification should check these requirements with the relevant Australian Government department responsible for aviation transport security. Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations. Occupations may include: * Aviation Screening Officer * Aviation Transport Protection Officer Passenger Screener * Aviation Transport Protection Officer Non-Passenger Screener.

Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Practice

Course code: 10225NAT

The Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Practice is a course for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It provides Aboriginal specific cultural literacy and competence by developing high level understanding of Aboriginal Cultures and Knowledge systems, complex socio/historical issues, and skills and knowledge for practical application in a workplace, community or academic context. This course is intended to provide learners with the following vocational and educational outcomes: - Articulation to higher Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications - Access to study at tertiary level - Enhanced employment opportunities in Aboriginal specific designated positions and service delivery to Aboriginal people - Strategies to reinforce cultural identity and knowledge, and service delivery in a community context.

Certificate IV in Guiding

Course code: SIT40216

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a broad range of specialist guiding skills combined with a substantial depth of subject matter knowledge to deliver tours. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a guide in many tourism industry sectors. Guides at this level usually conduct tours that involve multiple products, services and sites involving the management of tour logistics. They are employed or contracted by inbound tour operators, outbound tour wholesalers, local tour operators, or they may be owner-operators of small tourism or travel businesses. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Guiding

Course code: SIT30316

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed guiding skills combined with a substantial depth of subject matter knowledge to deliver tours. They work with some independence and under limited supervision using discretion and judgement to resolve problems. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a guide in many tourism industry sectors. Guides at this level usually work in particular areas or sites, including attractions, cultural and heritage sites, tourist precincts, marine and national parks, wineries, or on board day or extended cruise vessels. Possible job titles include: - cultural guide - heritage guide - historical guide - interpretive guide - museum guide - nature-based site guide - site guide - tour guide - walking guide - winery guide. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course code: MST20616

This qualification provides an introductory overview of skills applied in the fashion industry. It includes skills used in the design and production of garments and millinery, as well as in the development of unique fashion and textile designs used in Indigenous Australian culture. The qualification is designed to apply in a highly supervised context, such as VET in Schools, or other equivalent introduction to fashion industry environments. There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

TAFE Plus Statement in English for Travellers and Tourists

Course code: 160-25323V01

This course can be tailored for all levels from beginners to advanced. Classes will focus on effective communication in English with Australian people. Teachers use texts, audio/CD, DVD, local media and internet to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You may have the option of an excursion to a local attraction or place of cultural interest.

Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

Course code: 10226NAT

The course is intended to provide adults from a non-English speaking background with the English language skills and the socio-cultural knowledge needed to enhance their access to, and successful participation in, study at post-Year 12 level. Successful completion of this course will enhance access to and participation in study at post-Year 12 level by the development of academic literacy and by the development of proficiency in English which is described at Level 3+ on the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) scale. The ISLPR scale refers to this level as Basic 'Vocational' Proficiency Plus. The competencies will enable a person from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) with this qualification to: - apply their knowledge of English to a wide variety of academic contexts and scenarios - apply their knowledge of western academic traditions to a wide variety of academic contexts and scenarios - take responsibility for their own progress with minimal support. Successful completion of this course provides proof of proficiency in English to be considered for a place at many Australian universities.

Certificate III in Auslan

Course code: 22077VIC

This course provides knowledge and skills for participants who require more extensive training in order to communicate with the Deaf at a higher level than offered by the Certificate II in Auslan. At this level, the course teaches participants how to give routine information in Auslan in a number of contexts, apply the principal characteristics of Auslan signs, and describe generally the cultural and historical trends and issues of the Deaf community. Successful completion of this course will enable graduates who come into contact with sign language users in their workplaces to expand their skills and enhance their employment opportunities in roles such as: - Teachers Aide - Child Care Worker - Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant - Community Worker - Case Manager - Case Worker - Youth Worker - Aged Care Worker - Integration Aide - Administration Officer/Receptionist - Nurse

Diploma of Library and Information Services

Course code: BSB52115

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

Course code: HE20501V02

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is a three-year professional degree that prepares graduates for creative employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas. The course aims to develop highly creative design professionals, who can think critically, reflect on ideas, and progress a complex project from a theoretical concept though to detailed resolution, balancing the social, ethical, cultural, technical, business and environmental contexts in which a designer in the 21st Century operates. Graduates will be committed to professional excellence and equipped for lifelong learning. Students will learn how to generate innovative and original interior design concepts, explore the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments and develop a comprehensive understanding of factors governing the interaction between interior environments and the people who use them. They will learn how to visualise and present their unique interior design schemes using sophisticated computer modelling applications and translate them into resolved three-dimensional (3D) spaces using a range of sustainable materials, furnishings and processes. Alongside specialised subjects in interior design, students will study a range of core subjects covering theory and knowledge which is shared by other design disciplines. Through this multidisciplinary approach, students will develop their creative skills within a broader professional and commercial framework, reflecting the increasing convergence of design professions and the larger value chain within which designers operate. Students will gain an appreciation of broad cultural and historical contexts, learn about the cultural and economic importance of the design industry and explore emerging ideas in 21st century design. Target Audience School leavers and graduates of Certificate IV or higher level vocational programs in Design.

Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) (This qualification was assessed in Vietnamese)

Course code: PSP50916

This qualification covers the competencies required to interpret from a source language to a target language, in general dialogue and monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall. In a general setting the context is usually broad and routine, the content or complexity of the situation can usually be predicted and planned for. There are typically two or a few participants, to whom the interpreter has physical and visual access. The Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, including sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, and tourism. As well as interactions such as initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, non-complex disability assistance, and other informal business and workplace interactions. The interpreting takes place where miscommunication or the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed through consultation and preparation, and where there are opportunities for error correction. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Additional qualification advice Where a SITXLAN unit is chosen from Group A, the resultant testamur must be titled: Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English of chosen SITXLAN unit) e.g. Diploma of Interpreting (Hindi-English). Where PSPTIS044 is chosen from Group A, the resultant testamur must be titled: Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English). Additionally, the following wording may be added: This qualification was assessed in (language). Where SITXLAN3128 is chosen from Group A, the resultant testamur must be titled: Diploma of Interpreting (Australian Indigenous languages-English). Additionally, the following wording may be added: This qualification was assessed in (language).

Certificate III in Tourism

Course code: SIT30116

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate tourism services. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism industry sectors and for a diversity of employers including tour operators, inbound tour operators, visitor information centres, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business. This qualification allows for multi-skilling and for specialisation in office-based roles involving the planning and coordination of tourism services, or roles in the field where products are delivered. Possible job titles include: - adventure tourism guide - attendant or senior ride operator in an attraction or theme park - booking agent - cellar door salesperson and guide in a winery - customer service agent - guide and salesperson in an Indigenous cultural centre - inbound tour coordinator - marine tourism guide or dive tour operator - museum attendant - operations consultant for a tour operator - reservations sales agent - sales consultant - visitor information officer. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate IV in Business (Governance)

Course code: BSB41915

This qualification is suitable for individuals working as board members, contact officers and senior staff within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. It also applies to public servants working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boards of governance. In these roles, individuals bring a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to the workplace with an acute awareness that they operate in two worlds. They have cultural obligations to their community as well as legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate II in Tourism

Course code: SIT20116

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of tourism operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism and travel industry sectors and for a diverse range of employers including travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism and travel products and services takes place, in the field where products are delivered, or a combination of both. Possible job titles include: - documentation clerk for a tour wholesaler or travel agency - museum attendant - office assistant for a tour operator - receptionist and office assistant for a professional conference organiser or event management business - receptionist and office assistant in a travel agency - retail sales assistant in an attraction - ride attendant in an attraction. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Course code: MEM30605

This course is for people who have or are seeking an apprenticeship in the jewellery trade. It provides off-the-job training in a wide range of jewellery skills. Design and creativity is emphasised in order to meet the changing needs of society from national identity and cultural trends, to personal adornment and aesthetics, socio-economic factors and tourism. You will design and manufacture individual pieces of jewellery using a wide range of materials, techniques and procedures relevant to work in the industry. Practical skills and operating techniques are emphasised as well as diagnostic procedures and the technical analysis and correction of faults typically found in the trade. There are equipment and material costs involved in doing this course. Contact your campus for more information.

Certificate IV in Education Support

Course code: CHC40213

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision. Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate III in Aquaculture

Course code: SFI30111

On completion of this course you will be able to work as a farm attendant, leading hand or aquaculture technician. The types of duties may include maintaining water quality, handling, feeding and harvesting stock, operating aquaculture recirculation systems and maintaining farm structures. You may gain employment on an aquaculture farm, in a hatchery or nursery or aquarium operation.

Diploma of Human Resources Management

Course code: BSB50615

This qualification is superseded by and equivalent to BSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management. The qualifications are equivalent. This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of roles within the human resources sector who have a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that human resources functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Education Support

Course code: CHC30213

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate II in Hospitality

Course code: SIT20316

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafs, and coffee shops. Possible job titles include: - bar attendant - cafe attendant - catering assistant - food and beverage attendant - front office assistant - porter - room attendant. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course code: CHC30113

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support childrens wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts

Course code: SIT30416

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed operational skills and knowledge of industry operations to complete work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work in holiday parks and resorts as a specialist in front office, housekeeping or grounds maintenance, or a multi-skilled worker across different operational areas Possible job titles include: - grounds person - handyperson - housekeeper - receptionist. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate II in Auslan

Course code: 22075VIC

This course provides knowledge and skills for participants who require introductory training in order to communicate with other Deaf people, or hearing people who need to communicate with Deaf family or workplace colleagues. At this level, the course teaches participants how to give simple information in Auslan in a number of contexts, apply major principles of learning Auslan as a second language and demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural and historical knowledge of the Deaf community. Successful completion of this course will enable graduates who come into contact with sign language users in their workplaces to expand their skills and enhance their employment opportunities in roles such as: - Teachers Aide - Child Care Worker - Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant - Community Worker - Case Manager - Case Worker - Youth Worker - Aged Care Worker - Integration Aide - Administration Officer/Receptionist - Nurse

Diploma of Salon Management

Course code: SHB50216

This qualification reflects the role of senior managers and small business owners of personal services businesses. They are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the business and for planning, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team. Salon managers also operate with significant autonomy to make strategic business management decisions. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a salon manager in any type of personal service business including hairdressing or beauty salons, barber shops and spas. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment in Visitor Information Services

Course code: SITSS00061

A set of skills to equip individuals to service the information needs of visitors to the local area. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Advanced Diploma of Event Management

Course code: SIT60216

This qualification reflects the role of individuals operating at a senior level who use a wide range of specialised managerial skills and substantial knowledge of event management processes to conceive, plan and stage events. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business and event management decisions. Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries, including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural, and community sectors. The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged, or a combination of both. Possible job titles include: conference manager event director event producer event or exhibition manager functions manager in-house meetings manager meetings manager project manager venue manager. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)

Course code: FDF30610

This course is for people who work or want to work in the retail baking sector of the food processing industry and provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a focus on bread making. You will learn to produce and bake a variety of breads using baking equipment and machinery. You will also learn to work safely and effectively and monitor operational processes, in the retail baking sector.

Certificate III in Events

Course code: SIT30516

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed events administration or operational skills and knowledge to complete event-related work activities. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities. Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged or a combination of both. Possible job titles include: conference assistant event or exhibition administrative assistant event or exhibition assistant event or exhibition operations assistant functions assistant in-house meetings assistant junior event or exhibition coordinator logistics assistant meetings assistant venue assistant. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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Why study an Aboriginal cultural course?

Courses in Aboriginal cultures can lead to a number of job opportunities from a number of industries. Qualifications in Aboriginal cultures can lead to a job as a welfare, recreation and community arts worker, Aboriginal arts practitioner or administrator, government policy officer, community development worker or an Aboriginal sites officer. The average weekly salary for a welfare, recreation and community arts worker is $1,203.

Whether you're just starting out learning about the rich history in Aboriginal Cultures, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the Aboriginal Cultures area include Conservation and Land Management, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, Human Rights, Aboriginal Language/s and Aboriginal Sites Work.