What We Do - Educate
Tranby offers courses that are nationally recognised units of competency from the Australian Quality Framework, as well as non-accredited skill development programs.
All courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations, and offer a unique learning experience distinct from other educational providers.
The courses offered at Tranby provide students with the skills and knowledge relevant to practical application when they return to their communities and workplaces. They also provide students with the confidence to seek employment or further advance their careers.
At Tranby our vision is to transform the lives of our people and build stronger communities through quality education.
TEACHERS THAT ENGAGE AND MOTIVATE
Qualified Teachers that have an understanding of how best to deliver courses to suit the learning styles of the students at Tranby. Program managers at Tranby have the capacity to write course material to be delivered in line with regulations set out by the Australian Qualifications and Skills Authority (ASQA), as well as purchase off- the-shelf learning modules from education content providers that can be tailored to meet specific stakeholder requirements.
LOCATION AND SIZE OF OUR CAMPUS
Our campus is located in Glebe, close to regular public transport, shops and cafes. Having said this, because we’re tucked away in the suburban streets, Tranby also creates a safe and private space for our students to learn and grow. We’re not a big campus so our students can enjoy close relationships with our staff. It’s not uncommon for students to say they feel like they’re walking into someone’s home when they return to Tranby for their block study.
COURSE MATERIAL DESIGNED IN CONSULTATION WITH INDIGENOUS LEADERS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS
The courses offered at Tranby provide students with the skills and knowledge relevant to practical application when they return to their communities. They also provide students with the confidence to seek employment or further advance their careers. Tranby staff members have vast experience working to adapt content to be culturally appropriate, as well as ensuring they are compliant.
FLEXIBLE MIXED-MODE DELIVERY
Courses are delivered in a block release mode. This means we break courses down into clusters of a few, usually three related units of study and deliver these over one week block time. Depending on the course and content to be covered, blocks are organised five to eight times a year. During block our program managers and guest speakers deliver the set content in small classes providing students the opportunity to discuss the content with their classmates and program managers. Some assessments will be completed on block. In between blocks, students are expected to complete the remaining assessments before returning for the next block. Some of these assessments require students to log onto their online learning portal. All assessments are competency based.
A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT EMBRACES DIVERSITY IN THINKING
A diverse range of students from various locations in Australia that are able to share their personal experiences with each other and contribute to a unique learning experience.
Each student at the commencement of their block will sit down with the Student Support Team to establish a learning plan that covers the student’s learning needs, support and goals. As part of this, tutors can be matched with students where needed under the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme, and we have a tutor available one afternoon a week for students to drop in and see for any questions.
ACCESS TO COMPUTERS AND INTERNET FACILITIES
At Tranby we have a computer room which students can access at anytime during or outside of their study block (during office hours). We also have printers, photocopiers, smart television and projectors for students use.
A WELL STOCKED LIBRARY WITH ON-CAMPUS LIBRARIANS
Tranby students have access to all material in our well stocked library. The Tranby library holds the largest collection of Indigenous literature outside of the State Library of New South Wales. We have volunteer librarians available as extra support for students in locating resources.
SMALL CLASS SIZES
We cap the sizes of our classes at Tranby to ensure that all students are given the attention they deserve to learn and grow.
RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT
A formal graduation ceremony is held on campus at the completion of the course. Local members of parliament, staff and board members also attend to support. There are also various awards Tranby offers that students can aim for.
We host a range of guest speakers during block for our students to facilitate personal growth and explore resilience topics such as goal setting, managing family relationships and healthy eating.
OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES
Overseas scholarship trips that provide students with first hand experience of Indigenous education in other countries.