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  • 1. POSITIVE DREAMING, SOLID FUTURES INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING STRATEGY 2008-2011 Clever-Skilled-Creative
  • 2. 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
  • 3.
    • QUEENSLAND HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST INDIGENOUS POPULATION IN AUSTRALIA WITH 28.3% OF THE NATIONAL POPULATION
    • WITH NEW SOUTH WALES’ POPULATION AT 28.7%
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5.
    • 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7.
    • 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
  • 8.
    • SKILLING QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK INITIATIVE
    • ALMOST 7,000 INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED
    • WITH:
    • JOB PREPARATION
    • ACCREDITED TRAINING AND
    • PAID WORK PLACEMENTS
  • 9.
    • 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
  • 10.
    • 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.
  • 11. 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