Aboriginal artwork of kangarooAt TAFE SWSi we offer a wide range of learning opportunities to Aboriginal students so that you can achieve your dreams.

As a leader in indigenous education and innovation, our courses attract students from all over Australia. We can help you with choosing the right course and career pathway, provide help with enrolment applications, advice on how to apply for fee exemption and scholarships, as well as provide mentoring to support you throughout your course.

Aboriginal Learning Circle

TAFE SWSi works in collaboration with five TAFE NSW institutes to provide you with a wide reaching and more connected training and employment service known as the Aboriginal Learning Circle. 

The TAFE SWSi – Aboriginal Learning Circle is dedicated to providing you with a tailored, culturally sensitive learning environment.


As a student you get:

  • learning experiences that are designed to be culturally appropriate and connected to cultural values, relationships and knowledge.
  • access to technology and all the connections it can bring – between people, between communities, between jobseekers and employers.
  • content to support your learning – while still ensuring cultural integrity is at the heart of everything you do – respecting country, identity, protocols, family, knowledge and intellectual property.

Visit the Aboriginal Learning Circle for information on courses, support options and services.

Access points for students

Deadly Skills
This program builds connections between you and your family, your school, TAFE options and employment pathways; and can help you make informed choices about your future.
The activities on offer as part of Deadly Skills include:

  • Taster programs (which allow you to try out different courses)
  • Expos and festivals where you can explore the options at TAFE SWSi
  • A chance to learn more about TVET (TAFE-delivered Vocational Education and Training) and SBAT (School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships) options
  • A customised Aboriginal Learning Circle TVET program
  • Engagement and communication for families, schools and future employers
Visit the Deadly Skills website for more information.
This program engages with individual Aboriginal learners (who can be past, present or future students) and builds connections between learners, personalised support options, work placements and networks.
Our services include:
  • Personalised pathway plans to help you map out your future
  • Connector services to help you find employment·         Alumni networks so you can keep in touch after graduation
  • Information about the experience of adult learning
  • Recognition of any relevant skills or prior learning
  • Live N Learn (away from base) study options
  • Lifelong learning pathways through your education and training at TAFE SWSi and beyond into further study or employment

Visit the Amplify website for more information

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