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Media Release - IPROWD students confident in Police career

TAFE New England staff and members of the community gathered at the Tamworth campus today to congratulate 12 Aboriginal students, from across the region, on completing the IPROWD (Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery) course.

Oxley Local Area Command Acting Superintendent, Jeff Budd, and IPROWD program coordinator, Peter Gibbs, attended the ceremony to present certificates to the students as they graduate from the Aboriginal focussed recruitment program.

The IPROWD program was developed by the NSW Police Force and TAFE NSW. TAFE New England will continue to provide support and assistance to the students to complete applications, medicals and to attend the fitness and psychometric tests as part of the NSW Police recruitment process.

TAFE New England Aboriginal Learning Circle Manager, Shaun Allan, said “Our students have identified a career path and it is very rewarding for us, as a training provider, to be able to help Aboriginal students achieve their career goals and eventually get them back to assist their communities”, Mr Allan said.

“The students’ eagerness to successfully complete the program, and their self-confidence, has increased since they commenced the program in March”, Mr Allan said.

The students are now in a position to complete the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials at Charles Sturt University on 8 August. Upon successful completion of the Certificate the students can apply for the NSW Police academy recruitment program.