New Careers for Aboriginal People (NCAP)

New Careers for Aboriginal People

The New Careers for Aboriginal People (NCAP) program is a free program for Aboriginal people seeking employment and training advisory support services.

There are thirteen (13) NCAP projects operating across NSW.


The NCAP program aims to increase the participation of Aboriginal people in the labour market by identifying, creating and supporting opportunities for sustainable education, training and employment.

Role of the Aboriginal Employment Advisor

Aboriginal Employment Advisors are responsible for the delivery of a range of services to assist Aboriginal people to identify and overcome barriers to education, training and employment. Specifically, an Aboriginal Employment Advisor is expected to:

  • establish contacts with relevant Government agencies to ensure access to all available services for education, training and employment
  • provide interpersonal services such as advice, career planning, resume writing, assistance in job application writing, job interview techniques
  • seek out employment opportunities by canvassing employers and developing and maintaining good relations with Job Services Australia providers and other relevant local and community resources
  • refer clients to training and employment opportunities
  • promote the NCAP program to the Aboriginal community
  • undertake compulsory financial accountability activities

NCAP Program Outcomes

The Department of Industry uses a tender process to select non-profit, community-based organisations to develop and manage an NCAP project.

  • Contracts are awarded for 3 years.
  • Successful organisations apply annually for funding.
  • Organisations are required to contribute 30% of the total budget.
  • Continued funding is dependant on meeting audit and agreed performance requirements.
  • Organisations are funded for salary, on costs, promotional activities and other approved administrative and support costs for the Aboriginal Employment Advisor.

Sponsor organisations must

  • have a demonstrated ability to assist Aboriginal people into employment and training, especially in areas that encompass large Aboriginal populations
  • recruit an Aboriginal person to the position of Aboriginal Employment Advisor. (This position is identified and exempted under section 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977)
  • provide details of what training and development opportunities will be undertaken by the Aboriginal Employment Advisor including the attainment of or work towards a Certificate IV in Employment Services.

Application Process - Closed

Applications for the New Careers for Aboriginal People (NCAP) Program have now closed.

NCAP program guidelines for 2015-16 can be viewed from the link below.

Client Feedback Survey

Feedback is critical for Training Services NSW, Aboriginal Services to continuously improve the delivery of our Aboriginal programs and services.

If you have accessed the NCAP program for employment support services, please let us know what you think - NCAP client survey [Pdf 1MB]

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Page last updated: 11 December 2017