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Certificate III in Vocational and Study Pathways

  • National Course Code: 10586NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10586NAT-01V01-20EOR-308

Location – Eora - Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

35 Hours per week


17 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Vocational Study Pathways is your first step toward a deadly career. Build lasting relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and be supported as you learn how to study successfully, work independently and chase your career and study goals.


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Work and study independently
  • Understand ethics, rights, and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Improve literacy, numeracy and digital skills to pursue further study and/or employment
  • Confidently use a range of business technology
  • Use culturally appropriate communication


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Effective communication
  • A commitment to understanding social justice
  • Patience
  • An understanding of ethical behaviour
  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

Career opportunities:

  • NSW Police Force and NSW Border Patrol
  • Aboriginal liaison officer
  • Other justice service providers


Go further on your study journey:

  • Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
  • Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional Community Practice


This qualification recognises the importance of having a strong Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity that can create powerful and lasting positive effects in improving academic and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal person and be accepted and acknowledged as such within your community
  • Participate in a phone interview with a TAFE NSW teacher to make sure this course is right for you

Evidence required

  • A confirmation of Aboriginality letter may be requested

In NSW, Confirmation of Aboriginality letters can be issued by any NSW Aboriginal organisation or Local Aboriginal Land Council. Refer to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs for further details.


There is no mandatory work placement for this qualification.
However, this is a practical qualification. We strongly recommend you undertake work experience with a suitable industry employer or community organisation.

Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment and strengthens your training at TAFE NSW.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have language and literacy skills to Year 10 high school level
  • Have a keen interest in improving your study skills to pursue further study or employment opportunities

If you need help preparing for study, please contact us about your options.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a Full Time, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 35 hours of class, over 5 days a week, for 17 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Revision of study notes and practice skills in language, learning, team participation, digital literacy, communication, workplace protocols and ethics, Aboriginal culture as well as career preparation for the NSW Police Force or other Justice service agencies.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • The target audience for this delivery are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who may be interested in a career with the NSW Police Force or other Justice service agencies.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Specific Aboriginal cultural support ie Aboriginal mentors and Aboriginal Community Elders are available for student educational care.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
IPRABL301 Examine Aboriginal identity
IPREGL301 Present information in routine academic texts
IPRLRN301 Conduct a research project
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKWTG10 Write complex workplace texts
IPRABL302 Use strategies to respond to racist behaviour towards Aboriginal people
IPRCAP301 Build conflict resolution skills as an Aboriginal person
IPRWKE301 Examine routine workplace standards, practices and ethics
CADCOM301 Apply inclusive communication skills
FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work
Elective Units
Number Title
FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
FSKOCM05 Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
AUMAFA001 Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CADCAP301 Apply leadership skills in familiar contexts
ECSLRN401 Develop academic learning skills

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

333 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
Phone 131 601

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