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These flexible programs that are designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people find the right career. Courses in this sector are formulated to give you the tools, practical skills and background knowledge you need to prepare for employment or progress further in an existing career.

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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.

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 III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Course code: HLT30113

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working at the entry level of primary health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. Certificate III may be regarded by many jurisdictions as the minimum level for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health work. In some jurisdictions, however, individuals may start at Certificate II level and, when ready, progress to Certificate III. The qualification structure for Certificate III supports both these options. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways. 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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Course code: HLT20113

This qualification reflects the role of workers who undertake a range of tasks under direct supervision to support the provision of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. Such work will be performed as part of a health clinic, centre or service. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways and is appropriate for delivery within VET in Schools programs. 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 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 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.

Statement of Attainment Hearing Health for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders

Course code: 357-R3041V01

This one-week course (5 days) will teach participants how to screen the hearing of both adults and school-aged children, including taking appropriate infection control measures. Participants will also learn how to measure noise, make recommendations to manage noise risk and write a report outlining results and recommendations. Students who complete this course successfully will complete all requirements for the units HLTAUD002 Conduct play audiometry, HLTAUD003 Assess and respond to occupational noise risk and HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Course code: HLT40213

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with, and administration of, medication. These workers can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks either individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary team. This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia. 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 IV in Community Services

Course code: CHC42015

This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts. No licensing, legislative, regulatory 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.

TAFE Plus Statement in Exploring Reconciliation

Course code: 160-18206V01

This course runs over two sessions and is an opportunity to learn how to facilitate a process with your team that brings together, builds upon and reflects, knowledge, behaviours attitudes and policies that are required to engage, build and maintain respect, relationships & opportunities with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

TAFE Plus Statement in Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training

Course code: 160-17135V01

This is an online course covering all aspects of becoming a Volunteer Literacy Tutor including:- Legal and ethical requirements, Mentoring skills, Self-assessment for Literacy Tutoring, information about reading, writing and strategies to work with adults, children, speakers of languages other than English and members of local Aboriginal communities. It includes a resource and Compulsory activities.

Certificate III in Career Advancement

Course code: 10585NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - enterprise and employability skills to retrain or enter the workforce - communication skills for accessing and maintaining employment - technological skills to use new and emerging forms of technology - learning skills for further education and training - access to enhanced employment opportunities and career choices as well as skills and knowledge to access further education in a range of vocational qualifications - skills and knowledge associated with Aboriginal communities and people.

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.

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What job opportunities could courses for Aboriginal people lead to?

Courses for Aboriginal people can lead to a number of job opportunities from a number of industries. Courses for Aboriginal people can lead to various jobs, such as a builder, plumber, NSW policeman or carpenter. The average weekly salary for a building and plumbing labourer is $1,200.

Whether you're just starting out in your career, 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 for Aboriginal people include Aged Care, Policing, Construction, Education and Community Services.