Indigenous Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia

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Published on October 02, 2019

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.


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Executive Summary
Assessment and recommendations
Building the skills of Indigenous Australians
Connecting Indigenous Australians to Jobs
Fostering Indigenous job creation in urban areas
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The report will be launched in Sydney, Australia on October 2, 2019 at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence during an Indigenous Employment Forum organised in partnership with the Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small, and Family Business, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, and the National Employment Services Association. 



The unemployment rate of Indigenous Australians was 18.4%, almost three times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous Australians in 2016. Innovative ways of working with Indigenous Australians are needed to improve their employment opportunities in the face of the future of work. 



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