Indigenous and South Sea Islander ProgramsThe Indigenous and South Sea Islander Program unit (ISSIP) provides a vital link with local Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander communities to facilitate the delivery of culturally appropriate vocational education and training services.
- Megan Durante - Indigenous Project Officer/Student Support Officer - Mackay Campus
Dawn Bowen - Indigenous Student Support Officer - Rockhampton/Gladstone
Free course - Certificate III in Children's Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleCentral Queensland TAFE is offering a Certificate III in Children's Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This six month program gives you the opportunity to acquire the current skills and knowledge required to work in the early childhood industry.
During your studies at CQ TAFE Mackay you will be offered the support and guidance of a mentor. This person will be currently employed as an early childhood worker and be able to provide you with leadership and assistance throughout your studies. On successful completion of this program participants will have developed the skills to work in the following areas:
Early Childhood Educator Assistant
Out of School Care Assistant
Family Day Care Early Childhood Educator
For more information view the Certificate III in Children's Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (PDF, 152 KB) brochure.
Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Workshop Tuesday 29 May - Mackay Campus
This unit deals with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisation and communities.
For more information view the attached brochure (327KB).
Primary Health Care
Career Options: Aboriginal Health Worker (Medical); Torres Strait Islander Health worker (community health); Senior Aboriginal health worker; Aboriginal hospital liaison officer, Traineeship, Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander education worker; Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant; Education assistant; Language worker; Education Assistant (special needs); Literacy worker; Education Support worker; Support worker (working with children with disabilities; Home tutor; Teacher aide; Homeland teaching assistant and Teacher Assistant.
Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care - HLT33207
Want to help or care for others in your community? Begin with a health course that will provide you with the knowledge to assist Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders in basic health care. This program is directly linked to the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
Duration: 1 year part-time
Study mode/Location: Mixed delivery - Rockhampton and Mackay
Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Community Care) HLT44007 (PDF, 263KB)
Improve the health of those in your community - get a qualification in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health - Practice. A focused medical view is taken about health and participants are involved in real health programs.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be what you need to gain that qualification. Kick start your learning and get the credit you deserve. If you already have qualifications or valuable skills that could count towards your training at CQ TAFE... why not let us know about it! It's really easy to do, just click on the Indigenous and South Sea Islander Expression of Interest form (PDF, 152 KB), fill it in and email back to us. We'll take it from there, you could be on your way in no time!
Even if you have never formally studied or trained, applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may allow you to be recognised for your knowledge and skills through your previous experiences.
For more information please phone the Customer Contact Centre on 1300 CQ TAFE (1300 27 8233) or Megan Durante, Student Support Officer Mackay on (07) 4940 3345.