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Course Number: 10225NAT-01V01
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
This course is intended to provide learners with the following vocational and
- 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.
Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Pathways and articulation include:
- Further study at tertiary level
- Vocational study at Advanced Diploma level
- Employment requiring a Diploma level qualification.
Pathways and articulation will vary according to the electives units and
Graduates completing the Diploma of Aboriginal Studies for Professional and
Community Practice might seek positions where they are required to demonstrate
Aboriginal cultural literacy and competence in the workplace.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
Thank you for your interest in this course. To register your interest, contact us.
North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.