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Centre for Koorie Education

A home away from home for Koorie students studying at GOTAFE

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Enjoy a Culturally Safe Space

The Koorie Unit is a dedicated space for all Koorie students enrolled and studying through GOTAFE, or with one of our education partnering organisations. It offers a safe space with Koorie Liaison Officers to support you on your pathway to success. There is computer room for studying or job searching, a kitchen to make a well-earned cup of tea and most importantly the Koorie Unit is your home away from home at GOTAFE. The Koorie Liaison Officers will access all supports available to assist with identified needs. You can come along and get involved in the student community and access your training in a welcoming Culturally Safe environment. Pathways to studying with our education partnered organisations will also be arranged for you.

To find out how the Koorie Unit can support you, get in touch at koorieunit@gotafe.vic.edu.au

Courses

Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA20415)

Express passion and pride in your culture through art with the Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts.

"I never thought I would be working in education, I was never that into study at High School, but GOTAFE has given me an appreciation for study and I am now a lifelong learner. I didn’t think I would ever have the skills to study community services. Studying with GOTAFE and being recognised as ASHE’s Cert IV Student of the Year gave me the encouragement and determination to keep learning and for the first time really value the importance of education."

- Selwyn, Victorian Koorie Student

Meet Selwyn, Victorian Koori of the Year

After graduating from Mooroopna Secondary College, Selwyn Lui enrolled in a Certificate IV in Community Services Work at GOTAFE’s Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) Koori campus. Selwyn was nominated for Victorian Koori of the Year for the Victorian Training Awards and continues to help students as a Teacher Support Worker.

Koorie selwyn lui
Express pride and passion for your culture through art

Cultural arts are more than self-expression. It is a way for you to explore your culture and tell stories through creativity, to refine your thoughts and feelings and develop your mind and body. It also creates a healing of the past and present and creates a pathway to the future.

We offer the Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art course, which can lead you to further study or work in cultural arts anywhere in Australia. Start with enrolling in the Certificate II and set your pathway from there.

Learn techniques in, print making, painting, textiles, and drawing. Courses are suitable for both beginners and practiced artists and give you the opportunity to explore your own cultural identity and history through a range of different media and artistic styles.

After school student GOTAFE experience

This offers multiple opportunities for school students from years 9 to 12 from May 2021. It gives school students a break after school to do some homework and offers an introduction into many areas at GOTAFE. It creates a vision for your pathway. To find out more speak with your local Koorie Education Coordinator (KEC) or Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO).