Western Student Connections

Department of Education & Communities

Catholic Education Commission

Australian Independent Schools

TAFE Western Institute

Community Services & Health


Access Group Training

Aboriginal Employment Strategy
Sureway Employment

ABL Apprenticeship Centre


MEGT Apprenticeship Centre

State Training Services

Charles Sturt University

University of New England

University of Newcastle

To provide students in Western NSW High and Central schools with the oppurtunity to participate in a School Based Traineeship in Education Support. This will provide students with a qualification to be employed in a school or approved childcare facility and a guranteed pathway into university to complete a Bachelor or Education course after they complete their Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Students will enrol in HSC, TAFE Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30808) VET Board Endorsed Course (TVET), which is approved by the NSW Board of Studies (BOS) for the HSC. The total unit value of this course is 6 units - 4 units in Preliminary and 2 units in HSC year.

Students will be engaged in paid employment and work with a host employer (Primary School or approved Childcare Centre) as a Trainee Aboriginal Education Officer for a minimum of 100 days from the date of sign-up to the last day of Term 4 in their HSC year - usually one school day per week in school term or as negotiated in the training plan. Students may also enrol in the Industry Based Learning Course (IBL), valued at an additional 2 units per year for the HSC.

The Student
Target Group: Aboriginal students who will commence Year 11 in 2013 and who have a genuine interest in teaching as a career - Early Years, Primary Education, Secondary Education.

This HSC pathway requires commitment and support from the school and wider community to ensure a successful outcome for the trainee.

NSW Department of Education & Communities Western NSW Region (DEC)

Catholic Education Commission (CEC)

Australian Independent Schools (AIS)

Training - Registered Training Organisation
TAFE NSW Western Institute

On The Job Training - Host Employer
Primary School

Approved Child Care Centre

Training Contract

State Training Services

Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Centre for Indigenous Studies

University of New England (UNE)
Oorala Aboriginal Centre

University of Newcastle (UON)
Wollotika Institute