6 Steps to enrol
1. Collecting information and making choices
The first step is to consider your personal interests and what kind of job you would like. Tauondi Aboriginal College offers training to assist you in entering many industries, including Business Administration, Community Services, Horticulture, Hospitality, Individual Support and Information and Communication Technology (Note: some courses may not be available).
To assist you in making the right decision, we have a number of wonderful staff in the Student Services at the Tauondi campus, who can provide you with information on each course and their potential career paths.
2. Completing your form(s)
When you are ready to apply for a course, you will need to fill in an enrolment form. This can be collected from Student Services.
When you have completed the form, you can return it to Tauondi Aboriginal College via post or hand it to a Tauondi Aboriginal College staff member in your community.
If you need assistance filling in your enrolment form, our wonderful workers in Student Services are more than happy to assist you.
3. Submit a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
All VET students, new and/or continuing, need to provide Tauondi with a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolment.
- If you do not have a USI, you may apply for a USI by visiting www.usi.gov.au.
- If you have forgotten your USI, you can look it up at www.usi.gov.au.
If you need assistance with this process, please see our helpful and knowledgeable Student Services Team.
4. Complete an LLN Assessment
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment is a pre-requisite for all enrolling students. It consists of two parts.
- A written or computer based assessment
- A conversation with our Literacy and Numeracy Assessor.
Following the assessment, the Literacy and Numeracy Assessor will talk to you about your suitability for your intended course and provide details about the literacy and numeracy support available to you.
5. Interview with trainer
Some of our courses require prospective students to have an interview before being accepted into a course. This conversation might include topics such as vocational competencies, literacy and numeracy requirements and general suitability for the course.
If this is a requirement for your course, it will be listed as an entry requirement in the course information sheet.
6. Complete student induction
After completing the LLN assessment, you will be required to undertake a Tauondi Induction with either the Student Services Team or your course trainer.
After 6 Steps…
1. Await Confirmation
If you are successful in being accepted to study the course of your choice, you will be informed by Student Services of your course commencement date.
2. Purchase your PPE and clothes
You may be required to purchase specific PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) depending on the course you are enrolled in. A list will be located in your course information. These items must be purchased by you prior to commencing your course.
3. Pay course fees
Unless specified within the course information, all courses at Tauondi Aboriginal College are provided free of charge. If fees apply to your course, you must pay all fees before commencing your course.
You will be provided with a receipt from reception, upon any fees paid.
What happens on the first day?
Go to student services
When you arrive at Tauondi, head to Student Services and they will help you get started. They will provide you with a green slip to give to your trainer and will show you to class.
Your Student ID number is located on your green slip, please keep this number safe as it will be needed for the duration of your studies with the College.
If you are a continuing student with Tauondi Aboriginal College you will retain your previous Student ID Number.
Student ID cards
If you would like to receive a student ID card, you must:
- complete a Student ID application
- provide 100 points of identification
- pay $5.00 to reception and deliver the receipt to Student Services.
- have your photograph taken by Student Services.
- collect your card from student services between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
The Commonwealth Government assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study by providing an allowance. The amount of money allocated for each student depends on many factors. Furthermore, there are limits on the number of courses that a student may study under ABSTUDY.
Students are responsible for reporting all details regarding their enrolment status to Centrelink. Please note that if you fail to inform Centrelink that you have withdrawn from your course or have been withdrawn from your course, you may accrue a significant debt.
Tauondi does not take any responsibility for Centrelink debts accrued as a result of a student’s enrolment changes.
Call your nearest Centrelink Office on 13 23 17 if you require more information, or visit their website at www.humanservices.gov.au.
Please note – acceptance into a course is not to be presumed. Eligibility will be based upon ABSTUDY Rules, Literacy and Numeracy requirements, an interview with vocational trainers for Certificate III, and/or student numbers required for that class to commence.