Release type: Media Release


Indigenous women preparing for business administration roles in Orange


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

Ten Indigenous women have started a business administration training and employment program in Orange with support from the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Program.

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development Mark Arbib congratulated the women who had started an eight week work preparation course with selected areas from Certificate III in Business including motivation, goal setting and resume writing.

“Women Working Together is an initiative for women who want to work in business administration,” Senator Arbib said.

“The program will help participants develop the personal skills and acquire accredited qualifications to ensure they have long term job options, and will place them into jobs with local businesses.”

Senator Arbib said the Federal Government was providing $101,000 for the project from the Indigenous Employment Program.

“The training program acts as an intensive stepping stone by preparing women for employment in business administration at local Orange businesses,” Senator Arbib said. 

“It is customised to give participants the confidence, skills and knowledge to begin a pathway to employment and participants will also receive ongoing mentoring and support.”

“It is critical that Indigenous Australians have the support and training they need to take up job opportunities.

“Over the next four years the Australian Government has committed almost $650 million to the Indigenous Employment Program.

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