Inspirational Indigenous Stories
This video series from NSW Department of Education and Training was developed to show young Indigenous students some of the learning and training opportunities available to them through apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational training.
The Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) is a national industry-led initiative which brings all Australians together to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in employment and employment opportunities.
The AEC's aim is the placement and long-term retention of 50,000 Indigenous people into 'Covenant Jobs' within a two-year period.
The AEC is a three-way commitment between the Australian Government, Employers and Indigenous people facilitated by the Employment Covenant Team.
DEEWR website providing information about employment services and community projects designed specifically for Indigenous Australians.
GenerationOne is a not-for-profit organisation created to show the importance of education, training, mentoring and employment as the best means for ending the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. GenerationOne collaborates with and promotes organisations that are doing good work in the fields of education, training, mentoring and employment.
Indigenous Wage Subsidy
Indigenous Wage Subsidy (IWS) is an incentive paid to employers when they employ eligible Indigenous Australians on an ongoing basis.
Contact Indigenous Employment Line (freecall) 1802 102 or Email email@example.com
The Program will commence from the start of the 2012 school year and focus on the provision of school based traineeships and associated support activities to year 11 and 12 and, in some circumstances, year 10 Indigenous students in targeted high schools across the country.Targeted schools will have a high Indigenous student population and be located in a low SES region with a viable labour market.
The Indigenous Youth Mobility Program is part of the Australian Government's 'A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - opportunities for education' commitment.
Through the IYMP, Indigenous young people (aged 16-24) from remote areas can, with the support of their families and community, relocate to one of the IYMP Host Locations in Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Dubbo, Canberra, Shepparton, Adelaide, Perth or Darwin to complete the qualifications they need to obtain sustainable employment.
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) and the Canberra Institute of Technology have updated this resource for organisations involved in implementing and promoting Australian Apprenticeships with Indigenous communities and clients.
Click through to see further information and to download this resource from the government's Australian Apprenticeships website.
This campaign aims to attract more people to work in the area of indigenous health.
The aim of the Sporting Chance Program is to encourage improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (boys and girls) using sport and recreation.
In 2012 21 providers deliver 64 projects under the Sporting Chance Program for up to 11,000 primary and secondary school students at risk of not completing their schooling. These projects use sport and recreation as a vehicle to increase the level of engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to improve their educational outcomes.
The Aboriginal Employment Strategy Group Training Organisation is the National leader for Aboriginal School Based Traineeships.
Job Services Australia
Job Services Australia is the Australian Government's gateway for job seeker to access training, skills development and work experience.
Job Services Australia will help ensure employment and training services meet the needs of Indigenous job seekers, Indigenous businesses and employers.
Australian Apprenticeships Centres
Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) operate in every state and territory to provide assistance to employers, Australian Apprentices and training providers throughout the duration of the Australian Apprenticeship. AACs can provide information on incentives and initiatives including those specifically applicable to Indigenous Australians. To search for your local AAC go to the 'Search' menu item on this site and select 'Australian Apprenticeships Centre'.
Group training organisations (GTOs) are registered in all states and territories with the aim of increasing the number of apprentice and trainees in specific industry, regional and equity target areas to help meet state and national priorities. GTOs employ apprentices and trainees, manage their placement to host employers and ensure they receive appropriate training from registered training organisations (RTOs).
Contact a local GTO to find out how they can assist people in their Australian Apprenticeships search.
Registered Training Organisations
Registered training organisations (RTOs) provide training, support and assess apprentices/trainees. Registered training providers include include TAFE colleges, private and community training organisations, schools, higher education institutions and some large employers. RTOs provide additional services and support to Indigenous Australians.
You will find RTO search links in the 'Networks and Resources' section on the left hand menu of this page.