Strategic Focus For Employment Opportunities In Parks And Wildlife

Strategic Focus For Employment Opportunities In Parks And Wildlife

Northern Territory Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price

Indigenous Employment Strategy Creating Opportunities

Victor P Taffa

The Northern Territory Government is creating opportunities for Indigenous Territorians through the Parks and Wildlife Indigenous Employment Strategy.

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price said the strategy focuses on four key areas including recruitment, development, enhancing partnerships and embracing new opportunities.

 

 

 

 

“The Giles Government recognises the need to lead from the front, especially when major elements of Parks and Wildlife work take place around remote Aboriginal communities.” Mrs. Price said.

“The strategy will ensure that the right candidates with the right skills are recruited with a greater emphasis on providing opportunities for development and promotion within the organisation.”

“This strategy will mean more Indigenous people will be employed throughout the organisation, not just in base level positions.”

“Relationships are being developed with several training providers to identify and develop a vocational education program that will specifically focus on ensuring Indigenous applicants and potential employees are working ready.” Mrs. Price said.

“Training will cover the basic requirements for the workplace, including punctuality, expectations in the workplace, literacy and land management.”

“We will look into using existing resources, such as the iTalk library and other online training initiatives, which may provide valuable information and educate people for induction, workplace health and safety, and preparation for work.”

Around 13 % of the 299 Parks and Wildlife staff identify as Indigenous.

“We are committed to creating opportunities for Indigenous Territorians through nurturing partnerships and cultivating new prospects for commercial enterprise and business over the next three years.” Mrs. Price said.

“This strategy acknowledges that much has been learnt over many years, and that all partners have come a long way in building relationships.”

“A strong focus on building these foundations and working together aims to achieve outcomes for Indigenous employment now and into the future.” Mrs. Price said.

The strategy was developed in consultation with the land councils.