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ERIC Number: ED574504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
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Indigenous Training and Employment. Policy Snapshot
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
National Indigenous training and employment policy falls under the auspices of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS), an initiative which covers all facets of Indigenous social, economic, health and well-being across multiple Australian Government departments. Two of the main aims of the Jobs, Land and Economy component of the IAS are to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in "real jobs" and train more people for local jobs in their communities. Some of the initiatives which lie under the Job, Land and Economy banner include the: (1) Community Development Program; (2) Employment Parity Initiative; (3) Vocational, Training and Employment Centres (VTEC); and (4) Indigenous Cadetship Support Programme. Much of the current policy agenda has been adopted from the recent Forrest Review recommendations. While it is too soon to critique the effectiveness of these initiatives in closing the gap in employment parity, this policy snapshot provides some insight into the recent trends in national Indigenous employment and training programs. It only focuses on national policy directions and programs. However, it is acknowledged that the jurisdictions have their own policies and programs aimed at improving training and employment outcomes for Indigenous people, which contribute to the broader policy landscape.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) (Australia)
Identifiers - Location: Australia