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Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program

Today, TAFE New England announced it has received funding from the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program. TAFE New England Student Services Directorate will be employing an Aboriginal student to carry out administration tasks while studying a Certificate II in Business at TAFE New England.

“We are delighted that with this support from the State Government, a young Aboriginal student can start their prospective career and training with TAFE New England, while still completing their HSC,” said Peter Heilbuth, Institute Director.

A school-based apprentice or trainee may commence as early as year 10 and up to the beginning of year 11, with many of the qualifications available counting towards an ATAR for the HSC. TAFE New England helps students across the region make this transition easier with school-based traineeships and apprenticeships (SBAT).

TAFE New England Aboriginal Learning Circle Manager, Shaun Allan, said “by employing a student under the Elsa Dixon Program, TAFE New England is contributing to the diversity of our workforce”.

School-based traineeships and apprenticeships are available in most trade and industry areas. 

TAFE New England School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Coordinator, Justine Kavanagh can provide a comprehensive list of school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. Justine can be contacted on 6773 7760 or email