Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program (EDAEP)

Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program

The EDAEP provides funding to organisations to support Aboriginal education, employment and training by

  • subsidising the salary, development and support costs of Aboriginal employees in a public service agency or local council
  • funding innovative community projects

2018-19 Applications

Applications are being invited from public and local government agencies and Aboriginal organisations to apply for funding under the 2018-19 Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program. Applications Open Friday 15 June 2018 and Close Monday 16 July 2018. Agencies intending to apply will need to register with NSW eTendering in order to access the application documents. Register for NSW eTendering here.


Purpose

The aim of the EDAEP is to promote diversity, innovation and service responsiveness in the NSW workforce by reducing barriers to employment and improving  promotional opportunities for Aboriginal people.

The EDAEP 

  • encourages the permanent employment and professional mobility of Aboriginal people in NSW public service agencies and local government authorities
  • provides special incentives for the employment of Aboriginal people with a disability
  • promotes innovation in achieving vocational outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Structure

The EDAEP is comprised of four (4) elements:

  • Permanent (ongoing) Employment
    provides a $40,000 grant to support the permanent employment of an Aboriginal person in a NSW public service agency or local government authority
  • Temporary (term employment) Secondment
    provides a $40,000 grant to support a temporary position (up to twelve months) that will provide a significant skill development opportunity for an Aboriginal person who is already permanently employed in a NSW public service agency or local government authority
  • Aboriginal Community Small Grants
    provides small grants for community-based projects that have the potential to create education, employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal people
  • School Based Traineeship Element
    provides a $10,000 grant to support a School Based Trainineeship in a NSW public service agency or local government authority

2018-19 Program Guidelines

Download Elsa Dixon 2018-19 Program Guidelines [Pdf 405Kb]


2017-18 Aboriginal Positions funded by Agency

Successful agencies and Aboriginal positions available under the program 2017-18 [Pdf 223Kb]


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Page last updated: 21 June 2018