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The Aboriginal Learning Circle at TAFE NSW is an Aboriginal team dedicated to positive educational and employment outcomes for our mob.
 
We understand how country, identity, language and family are woven together to make us who we are. Our services reflect us and our needs as Aboriginal people. We work with Aboriginal people and communities to identify these needs and offer guidance on TAFE courses and career pathways.
 
In addition to this, we are part of a TAFE NSW alliance that has agreed to collaborate in the development of culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal people and communities, and those wanting to work with Aboriginal people and communities.
 
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Our team can provide you with the following and more:

​• Help selecting the right course for you.
Assistance with your enrolment.
Support from a mentor.
Assistance to obtain tutorial support.
Individual case management.
Access to a culturally inclusive student common room at some campuses.
Guidance with academic and career aspirations.
Help and guidance with issues that may arise while studying.
Referral services.
Celebrating Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture and events.​
 
Programs for our mob
In addition to this, we also offer Aboriginal-specific programs which include Aboriginal units to enhance Aboriginal identity. These programs are designed by Aboriginal staff who work with teaching teams, liaise with industry and Aboriginal communities and collaborate with Aboriginal organisations and other key stakeholders. Within these programs we prepare culturally appropriate resources and strive to engage culturally aware teachers delivering on our programs. 
 
Please do not hesitate to drop in and have a yarn with our deadly staff on the ground floor in F Block at the Newcastle Campus or at our various other locations.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and pay our heartfelt respect to the Awabakal, Worimi, Wonnarua and Darkinjung people's lands on which we teach and learn on in Newcastle and the surrounding areas.
 
We also acknowledge and pay our respects to the many Aboriginal people who have a connection to country outside our region. We acknowledge the living culture of all our nations/countries and recognise the unique role Aboriginal people play to the life of this region.