Aboriginal Training Programs

ATP Aboriginal Training Programs

Aboriginal Training Programs can now support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across more qualifications than ever before.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander you may be eligible* for assistance with your TasTAFE tuition fees for Certificate levels I-IV and some short courses. Materials assistance may be available where courses have high material costs (conditions apply) and for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. Other Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is available.

You may also be eligible for ABSTUDY – a financial payment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Centrelink.

TasTAFE COURSES are available in the following industry areas. Please note: not all courses are available in every region.

  • Agriculture and Science
  • Apprenticeships
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Built Environment
  • Business and ICT
  • Children’s Services
  • Community Services
  • Creative Industries
  • Disability Services
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Aged Care
  • Horticulture and CLM
  • Metal Trades
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Vocational Preparation/ELS
  • Short Courses

For more information or to check your eligibility* to access financial support contact your local Aboriginal Training Programs staff member listed below.


Campbell Street Campus
Jan Langridge
Phone:  (03) 616 55803
Email:   Jan.Langridge@tastafe.tas.edu.au


Alanvale Campus
Amy Maher  (Tuesday – Friday, 9am to 2.30pm)
Phone:  (03) 677 72515
Email:   amy.maher@tastafe.tas.edu.au


Burnie Campus (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Michelle Purdy
Phone:  (03) 647 77504
Email:  Michelle.Purdy@tastafe.tas.edu.au

Devonport Campus (Monday and Wednesday)
Michelle Purdy
Phone:  (03) 647 84246
Email:  Michelle.Purdy@tastafe.tas.edu.au

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  • You will need to meet course suitability and any pre-requisite requirements.
  • Financial assistance is available for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.
  • *Eligibility for Tasmanian Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services applies.


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