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Margaret Browne
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Margaret Browne

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  • 1. POSITIVE DREAMING, SOLID FUTURES INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING STRATEGY 2008-2011 Clever-Skilled-Creative
  • 2. OVERVIEW <ul><li>IN JUNE 2006 THE ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT POPULATION IN QUEENSLAND WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 146,429 </li></ul><ul><li>WHICH WAS 3.6% OF THE STATES POPULATION </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>QUEENSLAND HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST INDIGENOUS POPULATION IN AUSTRALIA WITH 28.3% OF THE NATIONAL POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>WITH NEW SOUTH WALES’ POPULATION AT 28.7% </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>ALMOST 57% OF THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION IN QUEENSLAND ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 </li></ul><ul><li>A HIGHER RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT </li></ul><ul><li>LOWER LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE </li></ul><ul><li>MORE LIKELY TO BE IN LOWER SKILLED JOBS </li></ul><ul><li>ON AVERAGE WORK LESS HOURS PER WEEK </li></ul><ul><li>UNDER REPRESENTED IN HIGHER LEVEL JOBS </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE A LOWER MEDIAN INDIVIDUAL INCOME </li></ul><ul><li>LIMITED LITERACY AND NUMERACY SKILLS </li></ul><ul><li>POORER EDUCATION OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>PARTICIPATED IN LOWER LEVEL TRAINING </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>OVER REPRESENTED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE LOWER INCOME SECURITY AND HIGHER HOUSING STRESS </li></ul><ul><li>30% LIVE IN MAJOR CITIES </li></ul><ul><li>48% IN REGIONAL AREAS </li></ul><ul><li>22% LIVE IN REMOTE OR VERY REMOTE AREAS </li></ul><ul><li>13% LIVING IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER DISCRETE COMMUNITIES </li></ul>
  • 6. PRIORITY AREAS <ul><li>MAXIMISING EMPLOYMENT THROUGH STRATEGIC ALLIANCES </li></ul><ul><li>SKILLING INDIVIDUALS FOR WORK </li></ul><ul><li>BUILDING CAPABILITIES IN COMMUNITIES TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND </li></ul><ul><li>ALIGNING EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT AND TRAINING TO THE NEEDS OF INDIGENOUS QUEENSLANDERS </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>THE LOAD PASS RATE FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS INCREASED FROM 69% IN 2004 TO 80 % IN 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>WHICH IS HIGHER THAN THE NATION LOAD PASS RATE OF 69% </li></ul><ul><li>THE NUMBER OF YOUNG INDIGENOUS STUDENTS UNDERTAKING A SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIP HAS ALMOST DOUBLED FROM A BASE FIGURE OF 410 IN 2006 TO 798 IN 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>AS AT SEPTEMBER 2010 THERE WERE 762 INDIGENOUS STUDENTS TRAINING IN A SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIP </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>SKILLING QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK INITIATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>ALMOST 7,000 INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED </li></ul><ul><li>WITH: </li></ul><ul><li>JOB PREPARATION </li></ul><ul><li>ACCREDITED TRAINING AND </li></ul><ul><li>PAID WORK PLACEMENTS </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>3849 INDIGENOUS APPRENTICES WERE IN TRAINING REPRESENTING 4.08% OF ALL APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES IN TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>AT THE SAME POINT IN 2009 THERE WERE: </li></ul><ul><li>3874 INDIGENOUS APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES IN TRAINING </li></ul><ul><li>THE LESS THAN 1% DECLINE IN THE NUMBERS BETWEEN 2009 AND 2010 IS A POSITIVE RESULT GIVEN THE BROADER IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS ON APPRENTICE AND TRAINEES NUMBERS </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>THE NUMBER OF INDIGENOUS STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CERTIFICATE IV AND ABOVE COURSES AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2010 TOTALLED 697 </li></ul><ul><li>THIS REPRESENTED 3.1% OF ALL ENROLMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>252 QUALIFICATIONS WERE COMPLETED IN CERTIFICATE IV AND ABOVE AT SEPTEMBER 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>THIS REPRESENTED 3.6% OF ALL QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED. </li></ul>
  • 11. TRAINING INITIATIVES FOR INDIGENOUS ADULTS IN REGIONAL AND REMOTE COMMUNITIES <ul><li>IN 2010 APPROXIMATELY 1,700 INDIGENOUS QUEENSLANDERS UNDERTOOK TRAINING OR RECEIVED TRAINING SUPPORT SERVICES UNDER THIS PROGRAM </li></ul>

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