Yarnteen College has adopted the Principles for the Delivery of Vocational Education and Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as set out by the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training.
Effective vocational education and training promotes self determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.
Involvement in Decision Making
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander involvement in decision making and in all stages of the education and training process is essential for successful outcomes.
Advancement in Reconciliation
Vocational education and training contributes to the process of reconciliation through addressing educational disadvantage and through the development of understandings betweeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal students, staff, industry and the wider community.
Diversity and Cultural Identity
The Cultural and linguistic diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is recognised and catered for in the design and delivery of vocational education and training programs.
Freedom from Discrimination
Effective vocational education and training delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people requires a learning environment free of harassment and discrimination.
Vocational education and training contributes to the economic empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is supportive of the national interest in achieving a socially cohesive society. It is shared responsibility of industry communities, training providers and governments, but leadership by government is essential.
Focus on Outcomes
Successful vocational education and training contributes to a wide range of outcomes, including social and personal benefits to the individual and family, community development and economic and social capital. However, its primary outcome must be the acquisition of recognised and portable skills and qualifications relevant to employment for the individual.
Partnerships between Aboriginal groups, industry, training providers and government agencies to deliver program goals will maximise the outcomes and benefits for all participants.