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610 SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIPS TO INCREASE SCHOOL RETENTION AND TRANSITION TO JOBS

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development
Minister for Sport
Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness

Sixteen organisations from across Australia have been selected to deliver the Indigenous Youth Careers Pathways Program to 610 Indigenous students in Years 11 and 12.

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development Mark Arbib today announced the organisations that would support, mentor and assist Indigenous high school students complete a school-based traineeship.

“The program also provides young Indigenous people with personal mentoring and case management to help them handle issues they may face when moving from school to work or into further education,” Senator Arbib said.

“In addition to these 610 new traineeships, more than 1000 existing school-based trainees who are currently funded through the Indigenous Employment Program are transitioning to the Indigenous Youth Careers Pathways Program.

“Students who are currently undertaking a school-based traineeship will continue to receive support and in many cases will receive enhanced services through the provision of personal mentoring and case management.

“This enhanced service will give the school-based trainees the best chance of completing their traineeship and completing Year 12.”

Senator Arbib said the Australian Government had committed $50.7 million over four years to deliver 6,400 school-based traineeships for Indigenous students. 

“Indigenous employment is not a short term issue and over the next four years the Australian Government has committed almost $650 million to the Indigenous Employment Program,” Senator Arbib said.

“This is part of the Australia Government’s target to create more than 100 000 jobs for Indigenous Australians by 2018.”

A list of organisations chosen to lead the Indigenous Youth Career Pathways Program, and a list of the 20 organisations transitioning their school based traineeships to the Program can be found below.

The new Indigenous Youth Careers Pathways Program Providers will operate in 23 Regions across Australia, they include: 

State

Region

Organisation

Qld

Brisbane

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

 

BoysTown

 

 

Max Employment

 

Central and North Qld

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

 

Max Employment

 

 

Mission Australia

 

Southern Qld

Group Training Australia

 

 

Max Employment

 

 

 

NSW

Hunter

HGT Australia Ltd (Novaskill)

 

 

Mission Australia

 

Northern NSW

HGT Australia Ltd

 

 

Mission Australia

 

 

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

 

Southern NSW

Workways Australia Ltd

 

 

Mission Australia

 

 

Access Group Training

 

Sydney

Macarthur Workplace Learning Program

 

 

Mission Australia

 

 

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

 

Western NSW

Sureway Employment and Training

 

 

Access Group Training Ltd

 

 

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

 

 

 

SA

Adelaide

Mission Australia

 

 

Mining Energy and Engineering Academy Ltd

 

Country SA

Mining Energy and Engineering Academy Ltd

 

 

Mission Australia

 

 

 

Vic

Eastern Vic

Workways Australia Limited

 

Melbourne

Mission Australia

 

 

Group Training Australia

 

Western Vic

Pinewood River Pty Ltd

 

 

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

 

 

WA

Greater WA R1

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

Perth

South Metropolitan Youth Link

 

 

 

TAS

Tasmania

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

 

Community Potential Foundation

 

 

Devonfield Enterprises

 

 

 

NT

NT R1 – Top End

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

 

Thamarrur Development Corporation

 

NT R2 – Darwin

Group Training Australia Ltd

 

NT R3 – Alice Springs/ Tennant Creek

Mining Energy and Engineering Academy Limited

 

 

Group Training Australia Ltd

Twenty organisations will transition their school based traineeships to the Indigenous Youth Career Employment Program in the following States:

State

Organisation

NSW

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

 

Attorney Generals Department (NSW)

 

Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation

 

Sydney Training and Employment Ltd

 

Australian Training Company Ltd

 

Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation Ltd

 

Uniting Care NSW/ACT

 

Hunter Valley Training Company

 

HGT Australia Ltd

 

Skills Training Employment Programs Inc

   

QLD

CADET

 

Busy Inc

 

Tec-NQ Limited

 

Pass Sports Australia Inc

 

Australian Industry Trade College

 

Employment Services Queensland Pty Ltd

   

SA

Maxima Group Inc

 

Career Employment Group Inc

 

HETA Inc

   

VIC

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

   

TAS

O-Group