About Tauondi

Since 1973, Tauondi Aboriginal College has been supporting students with a culturally rich and helpful learning environment, and providing positive outcomes through high quality training and employment services.

Managed by Aboriginal people for the benefit of Aboriginal people in South Australia, Tauondi is an Aboriginal Community Organisation leading the way in delivering training, health and wellbeing programs, cultural services and employment services.

Vision statement

Tauondi’s vision is to be the preferred provider and recognised for delivering quality services and producing exceptional outcomes to the Aboriginal Community and Partners.

Purpose statement

  1. Deliver high quality training and employment services in a culturally safe environment;
  2. Lead idea creation and problem solving
  3. Promote cultural knowledge and understanding


TRUST Building strong relationships
ACCOUNTABILITY Being observable and authentic
UNIQUENESS Offering exceptional learning experience
OPEN Creating business for new ideas and opportunities
NETWORK Growing community and stakeholder footprint
DIVERSITY Valuing cultures through respectful engagement
INTEGRITY Conducting business truthfully and ethically

The Aboriginal Community College breaking through…

“… in the spirit of our ancestors who shared traditions and knowledge, who built community and who encouraged us to persevere with our dreams to see a better future for us and our children. The traditional people of this land, the Adelaide Plains, the Kaurna people, are recognised. In tribute to the traditional owners this place was named with the Kaurna word: “TAUONDI” which means to ‘penetrate and break through’.”

Tauondi Logo

The u-shape refers to the shape left in the sand by someone sitting; the coolamon (piti) and digging stick traditionally identify woman, while the spear and boomerang identify man.

The centre circle represents Tauondi and the emanating zigzags represent Tauondi breaking through strongholds that stifle so many Aboriginal people.

The traditional symbols for man and woman represent Tauondi’s culturally appropriate teaching methods, and show people coming together from various places to learn.