Industry Collaboration Award

Sponsored by ISACNT.

Winner: The Hidden Workforce - Carers NT, Crest NT and Response Training Employment

Called The Hidden Workforce, the collaboration project aimed to qualify existing unqualified carers with a Certificate III in Individual Support. The project was formed to meet the skills requirements of the National Disability Service and the needs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme as the scheme is rolled out in the NT.

The NT, like the rest of Australia needs more qualified community services workers including carers in future years.

Carers NT worked to identify potential students, Crest NT project managed the collaboration and mentored the carers, while Response Training Employment was engaged to deliver the training and flexible learning environment for student success.

There were a number of successful outcomes for the industry and students alike. Of the 20 students, 17 carers completed and graduated with the qualification. The industry now has more qualified carers and some individuals have already gone on to find paid employment as a direct result of their training.

Runner up: Cadet Program - NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, BCA National Training Group and the Department of Education

The NT Police, Fire and Emergency Service (NTPFES) Cadet Program for secondary school students is a joint initiative between NTPFES, the NT Department of Education and BCA National Training Group to provide career pathways to year 11 and 12 students.

At the end of 2016, Cadet Squad One, saw the graduation of 12 cadets, 7 of who have gone on to employment with the tri-services.

The Cadet Program runs over two years with students studying a Certificate III in Business through BCA National Training Group and Certificate II in Community Engagement with the NTPFES registered training organisation. BCA National has tailored the training to relate to tri-services operation.

Employment is not guaranteed but opportunities exist for applications as auxiliary, constable, Aboriginal community police officer and AO2 and AO3 government positions.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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