The NSW Department of Education is committed to improving the vocational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that they excel and achieve in every aspect of their education and training.
In line with this policy, Training Services NSW has created the Aboriginal Initiatives unit to manage a number of programs. These programs focus on providing workplace mentoring, improving access to employment and training and creating business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In referring to Aboriginal people, Training Services NSW refers inclusively to all Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people.
Further information can be accessed from the links below:
Barranggirra: Training Services NSW Aboriginal Skilling for Employment Grant
Training Services NSW is pleased to announce a new Aboriginal Initiative – Barranggirra: Training Services NSW Aboriginal Skilling for Employment Grant. This new initiative consolidates the long-standing The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People and New Careers for Aboriginal People programs to strengthen the end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. This includes improved post-training outcomes and building stronger links for Aboriginal people with current opportunities for employment and training flowing from broader Department and Government priorities for Aboriginal participation in the NSW workforce and in major projects.
Training Services NSW Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative
Training Services NSW is pleased to welcome the new Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative. This new initiative incorporates the principles of the current AEDO program and includes support for existing Aboriginal owned and operated businesses to grow and diversify their business.
Aboriginal mentoring support services
Aboriginal business advisory support services
The Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer Program provides free business advisory services for Aboriginal people considering starting or expanding their own business.
Aboriginal employment advisory support services
New Careers for Aboriginal People Program is a program which provides free employment and training advisory services for Aboriginal people seeking employment.
Supporting Aboriginal employment in the NSW Public and Local Government sectors
The Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grant uses a number of strategies to develop and support Aboriginal people and create employment opportunities.
Smart and Skilled and Deadly
Local Decision Making
Local Decision Making (LDM) is an initiative which represents a fundamental change in the relationship between government and Aboriginal communities in NSW.
OCHRE Opportunity Hubs
OCHRE is the NSW Government’s plan for Aboriginal Affairs. It stands for Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment and is symbolic of Aboriginal communities’ deep connection with Country.