What to expect? Student Support Staff members and a network of tutors and support persons assist students in a number of ways.
Wontulp-Bi-Buya College endeavors to ensure that all support personnel are people who can communicate effectively with Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders, and have appropriate training and experience. Support persons assist students in a partner relationship of mutual learning and support and in regular meetings.
Course coordinators, teachers, tutors and support persons will provide students with individual counseling and support to help them achieve the required competencies.
Suitable facilities will be provided for residential studies, and support staff will provide students with counseling and appropriate assistance with personal needs.
Access and Equity Access to Courses is not limited on the basis of age, gender, social or educational background. There are no specified educational prerequisites for Certificate level Courses. The Course Curricula emphasises the outcomes of the learning. Delivery can therefore be adapted to accommodate the various learning styles of possible course participants. Language used shall be appropriate to the abilities of the learners and the outcomes of the study units.
Literacy On enrolment, new students are asked to complete an information sheet to give some indication of their expectations and abilities. Students’ literacy skills will be assessed before and during the first study unit by monitoring their ability to express themselves in writing and orally, both individually and in group discussion. Where necessary a student may be assessed orally or be given assistance to record or express their responses in writing or by other means. Students who have low literacy skills will be advised to undertake appropriate TAFE or other training.