Registered Training Organisation

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we offer courses that build skills and knowledge to broaden opportunities for our workers seeking upskilling or to broaden employment opportunities within SEWB areas.

Accredited training

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (Code: 40103) which currently offers the following accredited Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses:

Certificate IV in Stolen Generations Family Research and Case Management
Image not foundCertificate IV in Stolen Generations Family Research and Case Management 10814 NAT Brochure

The 10772NAT Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People (Counselling, Group and Community Work) is currently in teach out period and as such there are no new enrolments for this course.

We are in the re-writing cycle of developing new course materials for the updated course, Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People (Counselling, Group and Community Work). Please watch this space or complete an expression of interest form for more details.

The Certificate IV in Stolen Generations Family Research and Case Management 10814NAT and previous intakes of the Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People (Counselling, Group and Community Work) courses came from recommendation 35 of the Bringing them home report, which states:

That all State and Territory Governments institute Indigenous mental health worker training through Indigenous-run programs to ensure cultural and social appropriateness.

Other accredited courses that Nunkuwarrin Yunti delivers are also orientated to working in an Aboriginal community-controlled setting.


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To apply to do any of these courses, click here.
Applications for Certificate IV in Stolen Generations Family Research and Case Management 10814NAT are closed. Please complete an expression of interest form for future applications.

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Student handbook

An information handbook provides students with background to Nunkuwarrin Yunti and the policies and procedures for participating in accredited training at Nunkuwarrin Yunti. A new handbook is currently being developed and will be available here.

Image can't be found. Student Handbook

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VET legislation

The following legislation is relevant to the provision of vocational education & training in South Australia:

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act (Cth) 2011: establishes the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator, called the Australian Skills Quality Authority
  • South Australian Skills Act (SAS Act) 2008  The SAS Act, which amended the Training and Skills Development Act (T&SD Act) 2008, is the legislation which governs the skills and training system in South Australia. On 1 July 2021, when the SAS Act took effect, new Regulations and Standards introduced some simpler processes and clear responsibilities for employers, apprentices and trainees, registered training organisations, group training organisations and state government agencies.  The Act also created the South Australian Skills Commission which brought together services delivered by the Office of the Training Advocate and the Training and Skills Commission.

Relevant VET Student Information

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Human rights

Australian human rights legislation protects people involved in the training system, including:

Relevant international human rights treaties to which Australia is a signatory include:

The Australian Federal Parliament has also endorsed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Training policies

Image not found Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

The Recognition of Prior Learning policy acknowledges the skills, knowledge, performance outcomes and learning achieved prior to undertaking a course of study with Nunkuwarrin Yunti. Prior learning may include formal learning such as work or life training and credit transfer, or informal learning including work or life experience. Candidates may apply to have their existing knowledge and skills assessed against units of competency which collectively form the qualifications offered through Nunkuwarrin Yunti.

Image not Found Issuance Policy

The purpose of the Issuance policy is to ensure that graduates receive the certification documentation that they are entitled to. Qualifications are correctly identified in certification documentation and that qualifications are protected against fraudulent issuance. Nunkuwarrin Yunti has quality assurance arrangements in place for qualifications, ensuring that both the certification documentation and the use of AQF qualification titles are consistent with the national standards.

Image not found Assessment Validation RTO Policy 

The purpose of the Validation policy is to outline the approach taken by Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia to systematically validate and moderate assessment tools and decisions made by assessors in line with registration requirements (Standards for RTO’s 2015). Nunkuwarrin Yunti will ensure that validation and moderation occurs at least every 30 months and hat key stakeholders are involved in moderation and validation processes. Nunkuwarrin Yunti will review, compare and evaluate assessment processes, tools evidence and judgements made by a range of assessor’s against the same units of competency.

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Standards for RTOs

To view the standards for RTOs, click on the link below:

Image not found Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015

The objectives of the Standards are to ensure nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. The purpose of these Standards is to:

  • set out the requirements that an organisation must meet in order to be a registered training organisation (RTO);
  • ensure that training products delivered by RTOs meet the requirements of training packages or VET accredited courses, and have integrity for employment and further study; and
  • ensure RTOs operate ethically with due consideration of learners’ and enterprises’ needs.

The Standards form part of the VET Quality Framework. As defined in section 3 of the Act, the VET Quality Framework is comprised of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, the Australian Qualifications Framework, the Fit and Proper Person Requirements, the Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements and the Data Provision Requirements. Compliance with the Standards is a condition for all NVR RTOs and for applicants seeking registration under the Act.

ASQA has developed this Standards Guide to assist RTOs to understand their obligations under the revised Standards for RTOs 2015. To view it, click on the following link:

 Standards Guide

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students enrolled in Nationally Accredited Training are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to being issued with a parchment or Statement of Attainment.

Students are required obtain a USI and to inform the RTO of their USI.

For more information, please visit the USI website.

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To view testimonials for the Diploma course, click here.
Click here to view a video of Student Voices 2023.