RATEP provides a direct pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become registered teachers, qualified teacher aides or early childhood educators.
RATEP is an initiative which respects the culture and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and values the contribution they can make to the education of all young Australians.
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RATEP sites are located across Queensland, allowing students to remain in their communities and access teacher or teacher coordinator support to complete their training.
If students are unable to attend a RATEP site, they can still access training and teaching support using online technology, hard copy resources and regular phone, email and SMS communications.
Fully funded face-to-face residential block training at the Cairns campus is offered to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education students.
RATEP is a joint initiative between TAFE Queensland, James Cook University and the Queensland Department of Education, in liaison with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Find out how the Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP) is helping to train the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and teacher aides.