THE BEST INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
At Tranby, our vision is to transform the lives of our people and build stronger communities through quality education.
Tranby offers courses that are nationally recognised units of competency from the Australian Quality Framework, as well as non-accredited skill development programs.
The courses offered at Tranby provide students with the skills and knowledge they can really apply when they return to their communities and workplaces. They also provide students with the confidence to seek employment or to further advance their careers.
TEACHERS THAT ENGAGE AND MOTIVATE
Our qualified Teachers have an understanding of how best to deliver courses to suit the learning styles of the students at Tranby. Program managers at Tranby 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.
FLEXIBLE COURSE DELIVERY
Our block training method suits our student’s need to balance life, family, community and study. This flexibility means you can continue working as you study and begin applying your new skills immediately. Courses are delivered in a “block release mode”. This means we break our courses down into clusters of a few, usually three, related units of study and deliver these over one week of “block” time. Depending on the course and content to be covered, blocks are organised five to eight times a year.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
We provide students with the skills and knowledge relevant to practical application when they return to their communities, providing students with the confidence to seek employment or further advance their careers. Tranby has vast experience working with Indigenous leaders and subject matter experts to adapt content to be culturally appropriate as well as industry specific.
FLEXIBLE COURSE ASSESSMENTS
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 in 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.
GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
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. Your return to studies will be a smooth and enjoyable process, with regular catch-ups with our Student Support Team and tutorial assistance to keep you on track. 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.
THE TRANBY INDIGENOUS RESOURCE CENTRE
Tranby has an amazing Indigenous Resource Centre. The Centre comprises our Library and Indigenous History and Archives Services and our Elder in Residence, Indigenous Story Telling (Aunty Glenrda). Senior Indigenous Academics are available to support and work with students and visitors. The Tranby Library and Indigenous History and Archives Services hold the largest collection of Indigenous literature outside of the State Library of New South Wales. Our Library and Archives are staffed by qualified and trained professionals who can assist students and visitors.
SMALL AND HANDY CAMPUS
Our historic campus is located in Glebe, close to regular public transport, shops and cafes., Tranby creates a safe and private space for our students to learn and grow because we’re tucked away in the suburban streets. 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.
GOOD COMPUTERS AND INTERNET FACILITIES
At Tranby, we have a computer room which students can access at any time during or outside of their study block (during office hours). We also have printers, photocopiers, smart television and projectors for students use.
SMALL CLASS SIZES MEANS BETTER LEARNING
We cap the sizes of our classes at Tranby to ensure that all students are given the attention they deserve to learn and grow. Circular classrooms draw links to traditional learning circles which encourage students to feel more comfortable sharing their stories and experiences.
TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES
At Tranby, there are opportunities for overseas scholarship trips that provide students with first-hand experience of Indigenous education in other countries. Recent student scholarship trips have included attending the World Indigenous Peoples Conference in Education (WIPCE) in Toronto, Canada, and volunteering in an orphanage in Ubud, Bali.
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. Students can also aim for also various awards Tranby offers.
INTERESTING GUEST SPEAKERS
We host a range of interesting 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.