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Acknowledgement of Country

Central Regional TAFE acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal Peoples of this nation. We acknowledge each of the language groups within the Mid-West, Murchison, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions, the true custodians of the lands on which our campuses are located.

We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. Central Regional TAFE recognises Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their enduring rich contribution to our society.


Our vision for Reconciliation

We want to build stronger relationships and create genuine partnerships with local Aboriginal communities to achieve better educational, training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal peoples and for all Australians.

We support Reconciliation and aim to create a culturally safe educational environment that welcomes Aboriginal people and respects their knowledge, culture and heritage.


Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for Central Regional TAFE accords with the framework and methodology provided by Reconciliation Australia and with the endorsement of the local Aboriginal communities to form a partnership that will enable us to work together and ensure better outcomes for our students.

Our RAP builds on our existing Aboriginal Training Plan that articulates our commitment to developing ongoing opportunities to increase the participation and retention of Aboriginal people; we aim to inspire strategies and activities that support cultural imperatives to advance educational, training and employment outcomes.



Aboriginal Student Support


Our dedicated team provides outstanding support for Aboriginal students and staff. Through strong community partnerships and with the support of various local organisations the team are able to assist Aboriginal students with a variety of services and programs including:

  • Student training, education and employment
  • pathways
  • Referrals to external support agencies
  • Cultural support and advice
  • Aboriginal Tutoring and Mentoring Program
  • Aboriginal Student Scholarships Program
  • Inductions for students
  • Case management
  • Fee payment options and advice (i.e. investigate
  • options such as Native Title Funding)
  • Events i.e. NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week
  • Aboriginal Cultural Professional Development

For more information on Aboriginal Support Services at your local campus please contact your local Student Services team today by calling 1800 672 700 or email

Aboriginal Designated Placement Program


We have a range of courses with designated places for Aboriginal students who have not applied through the official Training Admissions application process, course entry requirements still apply.

We are actively facilitating education, training and support for Aboriginal students across our campuses in the Midwest, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions of Western Australia. Our aim by having allocated places, is to promote access to higher level qualifications for Aboriginal students.

We want to support & engage Aboriginal people in our local communities to achieve their full potential in participating equally in the social, cultural & economic life of their country.

To find out more contact an Aboriginal Support Officers at your local campus by calling 1800 672 700 or email 

Aboriginal Student Scholarships Program

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We partner with local businesss, industry and community organisations to support students throughout their training at TAFE. If you are a current student you may be eligible to apply for a Scholarship to assist with payment of course fees and course related expenses. Several scholarships are specifically dedicated to supporting Aboriginal Students. 


Jobs & Skills Centres


Jobs and Skills Centre’s provide careers, training and employment advice and assistance. The Centres are located on Central Regional TAFE campuses with outreach locations and services available across the Midwest, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions of WA. Service are free for all members of the community. 

We assist Aboriginal people to get into training or a job, working closely with local employers to create job opportunities for Aboriginal people including school leavers. Jobs and Skills Centres provide:

  • culturally sensitive employment and career services;
  • information on choosing the best training option for your personal and work goals;
  • access to job opportunities through our Aboriginal jobs board;
  • help with resumés and job applications; and
  • referrals to other services, depending on your needs.

The local team provide year’s of experience and industry knowledge to ensure you succeed in achieving you goals.


Culturally sensitive spaces on campus

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Geraldton Campus - Aboriginal Learning Centre

This modern complex hosts a variety of social, cultural and educational activities throughout the year for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The centre is aimed at increasing participation, training outcomes and promoting learning pathways for Aboriginal students with a variety of learning activity rooms and courtyards. A large deck area opens onto a terraced garden to be used for performances or events.

Annual Events

To enchance the student experience we are proud to offer a range of on-campus events throughout the year. Our annual celebrations include campus events for Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and Student Graduation Evenings. 

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Page last updated November 02, 2020