Ms Katherine Carter

Lecturer and unit coordinator – TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program (Mon - Thurs) - Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Katherine Carter

Phone: +61 2 6773 3164



Kate Carter, an associate lecturer and co-ordinator of academic skills units within the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program, has been working in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education for 22 years. She has extensive experience in teaching literacy and numeracy, including a period teaching in Namibia, Southern Africa and in the VET sector at TAFE. Prior to taking up her current position she taught in several schools in Western NSW.  Kate collaborated in the development of an Aboriginal Learning Resource Centre at Tingha Public School and the implementation of programs which led to the school becoming a Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal Education awarded by the Department of Education. Her work on the TRACKS program includes teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the Woodford, Southern Queensland and Silverwater Correctional Centres, and the implementation of a partnership between UNE and New England TAFE from 2014 - 2016. Kate is currently completing her Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of New England.


Unit Co-ordinator for:





B-ed (Primary), Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAFE), currently enrolled in MAAL (TESOL).

Teaching Areas

Academic Skills


Aboriginal Studies

Research Interests

Research Interests:

Learning and teaching

Higher Education

Linguistics and the learning of Academic English


“MATSITI Collaborative Workplace Project investigating teacher education access and completion” (2015 – HE14-258)

“Embedding Literacy Support for At-risk Students in Initial Teacher Education Units" (2016/2017 - HE16-300)


2014 (MATSITI Grant): Member Project Team: Exit Survey for Indigenous Students. Exploratory Research Project (Jones and Takayama, UNE)

2015 (HEPP Grant): Carter, K & Posthausen, G. TAFE Cert III/TRACKS Pathway.

2015 (HEPP Grant): Carter, K & Posthausen, G. On-campus pre-orientation program.

2016 (HEPP Grant): Carter, K & Lynch, L. Youth Development Camps.


Jones, T., Takayama, K., Posthausen, G., (2016). Improving Services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students: A Critical Study. Nova Science Publishers.