Koorie Education

The Centre for Koorie Education (CKE) is a space created just for Koorie students. You can access your training here, and enjoy the welcoming environment.

There’s a student lounge just for sitting back and relaxing with TV and magazines. Use the computer room for study or job search. Get help to look for work. And through our local business connections we can find opportunities for work or learning.
We provide transport so you can come along and get involved. No matter what course you’re studying at GOTAFE, the CKE is your space. We want training to be easy to access and for you to get support when you need it.

We’ve teamed up with the Koorie Heritage Trust to bring the “Kooriez in Da Hood” project to Shepparton. The project started in Melbourne and was launched here in 2013. Learn more about indigenous art and culture. Create and screenprint one-of-a-kind hoodies showing off your designs and wear them with pride. Then finish the year with a spectacular public performance of dance and art.

Express your passion and pride in your culture through art.

Study the Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course at GOTAFE. This course is about more than just self expression. You’ll also master techniques and practice skills in jewellery making, printmaking, painting, sculpture, textiles, and drawing.

Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, either as an artist, or just started exploring your culture. This course is appropriate for any level of visual and cultural art knowledge. And this is a nationally recognised qualification. It can lead you to further art study and you can work anywhere in Australia.

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Get more skills in Arts, Culture and Business
Study the Certificate III in Visual Arts course at GOTAFE. It encourages you to develop a range of Visual Arts skills and to take responsibility for your outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history.
The course is an excellent introductory program to develop a range of art skills and investigate potential strengths before you go further onto more specialised programs. It is also a pathway from the Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course at GOTAFE. This Certificate III level program will allow you to develop foundation skills and knowledge relevant to visual arts practice in contemporary South-Eastern Australian Aboriginal Culture

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