The Remote Area Training and Education Program (RATEP) is a community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher education program offered in partnership with the Department of Education, the Far North Queensland TAFE and James Cook University.
The program allows students to remain within their local community whilst completing the requirements of either a Certificate III or Certificate IV or Diploma in Education through FNQ TAFE, or a Bachelor of Education through JCU, at their local RATEP site.
Bamaga was one of the first centres to host a RATEP site where students could study for either a TAFE certificate or a University degree.
RATEP in Bamaga commenced in 1993 and the centre was then situated at the then High School Campus. Now in 2013, the centre is located at the Bamaga TAFE College.
Many students have undertaken study through RATEP in Bamaga and are now teachers or teacher aides in our Early Childhood, Junior and Senior Campuses. Others work in our Community Child Care centres or in other schools in the region.
For information from your local Northern Peninsula Area State College RATEP Teacher Coordinator, please contact the College for the current information and contact details. Thank you.