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Aboriginal Education

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and support all students to get the most out of education and training while opening up employment opportunities. From music to film to Aboriginal languages and cultures, our courses are taught in small and friendly groups, with personalised support that will make you comfortable.

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Lucas Payne

Apprenticeships - Real skills for real jobs

My TAFE NSW studies are where I have learned all of the important skills of my job. I was able to take this practical study and apply it to my work. The skills I have learned while training means I can confidently make a valuable contribution for my employer.


Lucas Payne is in his final year of his apprenticeship with Moolarben Coal Operations. Now he’s also an award winner: Lucas is the Skillset Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Apprentice of the Year.

Each year, Skillset recognises individuals, businesses and organisations who have excelled in education, workforce and environment programs.

It’s one of the ways TAFE NSW and industry keep connected so they can ensure the right training is being delivered in the right way.

Skillset and his supervisors for his outstanding work ethic, safety conscious attitude and "easy-going, selfless attitude".

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Aboriginal Cultures

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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Courses for Aboriginal People

These are flexible programs designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people find the right career.

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Why Study an Aboriginal Education course at TAFE NSW

No matter what your background is, TAFE NSW has courses for people passionate about social justice and human rights, and for people who want to learn more about supporting Indigenous Australia. Graduates of TAFE NSW Aboriginal Education programs go on to further study and to embrace fantastic careers across a variety of fields.