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