Indigenous Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia

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Innovative ways of working with Indigenous Australians are needed to improve their employment prospects, especially as many work in jobs that are most likely to be impacted by digitalisation and automation in the future. This report considers both quantitative and qualitative data regarding employment, skills, and entrepreneurship opportunities for Indigenous Australians. A number of case studies were undertaken with employment and training providers in the cities of Sydney and Perth to gain insights into the delivery of employment and skills programmes targeted to Indigenous Australians. The report highlights critical success factors to better link Indigenous Australians to high quality jobs while also providing recommendations regarding future employment and skills programming.



Connecting Indigenous Australians to Jobs

Active labour market programmes play a critical role in narrowing the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This chapter provides an overview of recent employment trends for Indigenous Australians, considering a range of labour market indicators. It outlines recent national government initiatives to strengthen the delivery of employment services. Drawing on lessons from local case studies, this chapter also outlines key principles to better connect Indigenous Australians to jobs.


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