Aboriginal Education

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Aboriginal education for the future

Are you keen to explore study options for your future and train in a supportive learning environment? Are you passionate about social justice and human rights? Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and keen to study your own cultural arts?

Courses are tailored to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across a host of cultural, visual and performance areas, although people of all backgrounds are welcome. Whoever you are, you will also have the chance to prepare yourself for a career through a dedicated professional and community practice option.

Eora College Snapshot

Eora College and Indigenous education

Sydney TAFE’s Eora College focuses on the education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Students from other backgrounds are also welcome. No matter where your people are from, Eora College is a small, friendly college with a buzz of creative energy. It uses its strong community and industry connections to help you get the career you want.

Eora College is one of Sydney TAFE’s seven colleges. You may know Eora College as ‘Eora Centre’ or ‘Eora TAFE’.

Sydney TAFE and you

Sydney TAFE gives you an advantage, whatever the stage of your learning journey.

  • Left school? Programs and support services will provide foundation skills to give you the confidence to go further.
  • Building on skills? Courses offer practical, hands-on ways that you can use to develop your skills in your own way.
  • Time for a change? Whether your goals are work, study or you just need better ways to learn, Sydney TAFE is ready to work with you to achieve your goals.

Study your way… at your pace

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options, as well as tailored full-time programs.

Sydney TAFE provides a range of support services, including career guidance, counselling, financial advice and extra tutorial support to allow you to learn skills to take your career further and enrich your life.

Talented and passionate student

Already working in child care, Kristie Duncan noticed a lack of an Indigenous culture in the activities of young children.

With a plan to further her art skills to allow her to pass on her culture to preschool children, she commutes from the other side of Wollongong to study the certificate III  in Aboriginal art and culture at Sydney TAFE’s Eora campus.

From certificates to a degree

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity to kick start the learning process through a range of courses designed to improve your learning outcomes.

That means you create your own pathway from basic learning skills, through to preparing for higher education studies. There are certificate-level courses and even a range of degrees at Sydney TAFE.

Some higher-level Sydney TAFE courses also offer credit transfer so you may be able to fast-track your degree after you finish Sydney TAFE courses.