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Aboriginal students

Every semester South Metropolitan TAFE welcomes a large number of Aboriginal students, providing specialist, culturally appropriate support to help students successfully complete their studies.

Find out more about our services below.


Aboriginal Regions.jpgAcknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and recognise the strength, resilience, pride and capacity of the Whadjuk and Gnaala Karla Booja Noongar people.

South Metropolitan TAFE campuses are located in two Noongar regions as outlined in the image on the right.


Student support services

Student Support Services offer free and voluntary support for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  Services include:

  1. Study Support
  2. Advocacy
  3. Referrals to Aboriginal counselling services and community health services

Find out more about Student Support Services.


NAIDOC Week 2018

This year’s NAIDOC Week runs from 8 to 15 July and the theme is 'Because of her - we can!' 

South Metropolitan TAFE’s NAIDOC event details will be shared soon.


Culturally sensitive spaces

South Metropolitan TAFE has two Aboriginal Student Support Centres at the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses.  They are friendly, culturally sensitive spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to seek advice, support and assistance with their studies, as well as feel physically, spiritually and emotionally protected.  Both spaces promote shared respect, knowledge, education and are meeting places where free and open communication is valued.

For more information visit the Koora-Marr facility page or the Kadadjiny-Mia facility page. 


Tailored training packages

South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) provides specialised training and services to Aboriginal communities and organisations at both local and state level. Tailored training packages can be adapted and customised to suit community, industry and employment needs. 

Popular qualifications include leadership, cultural tourism, health, training and assessment, construction, hospitality, beauty, and community service.

For more information visit our Training and Collaboration page.

Page last updated September 26, 2018