What is VET?

VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. VET is a national system designed to prepare workers for industry, in areas such as construction, conservation and land management, community services, health, visual arts and more. VET awards include four certificate levels, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas within the Australian Qualifications Framework.


The VET Quality Framework is aimed at achieving greater national consistency in the way training providers are registered and monitored.

All VET Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), including Tauondi Aboriginal College, are regulated under the National VET Regulator Act 2011 and its standards regulated by the Australian Quality Skills Authority (ASQA).

Courses Available at Tauondi Aboriginal College in 2020

The College offers courses in the areas of Business Administration, Community Services, Individual Support (Disability), Information and Communication Technology, Literacy and Numeracy, Aboriginal Languages and many short programs. Currently we are offering the following qualifications.

On Campus (at Port Adelaide)

  • FSK10119 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
  • FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

Short Courses

  • Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC)
  • Safe Environments – Through Their Eyes Training
  • Yaitya Mingkamingka Purrutiapinthi — Tree of Hope — “Aboriginal Trauma Healing”

Enrolment Dates

If you are interested in enrolling at Tauondi, you will need to consider the below Academic Calendar and closing dates. A student may enrol at the beginning of all four terms. However, enrolment must be completed prior to the closing dates listed below.

Please note that enrolment in courses is subject to availability. If courses are unavailable or full, prospective students may be placed on an enrolment waiting list.

2020 Academic Calendar
TermStart DateEnrolment Closing DateEnd Date
13 February17 February9 April
227 April11 May3 July
320 July3 August25 September
412 October26 October11 December

Entry Requirements

To enrol in a course at Tauondi Aboriginal College prospective students must:

  • be minimum of 17 years of age
  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Sign the Personal Information Consent Form
  • Submit a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Complete and have resulted, a Tauondi Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Course specific requirements (For more information regarding entry requirements, please refer to your course information)

These entry requirements are applicable to new students, continuing students and students transferring between courses.

How to enrol

  1. Collecting information and making choices
  2. Completing your form(s)
  3. Submit a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  4. Complete an Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  5. Interview with trainer
  6. Complete student induction.

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.