National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Pathways to Training, Employment and Higher Education

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Pathways to Training, Employment and Higher Education

98. Support individuals and families by providing mobility options and leadership and personal development for Indigenous students and young people. – see also KRA3 DEST (DEWR)
99. Continue to provide access for Indigenous people to vocational education and training, including Australian Apprenticeships, and improve completion rates from participation. – see also KRA3 DEST
100. Encourage access to career advice:
  • Facilitate access to information on careers in the health workforce for all young people aged 13 – 19 through Careers Advice Australia; – see also KRA3
  • Provide quality health industry career information through the National Industry Career Specialists and Regional Industry Careers Advisers Networks; – see also KRA3
  • The Careers Advice Australia Network and Youth Employment Consultants work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to encourage better transitions from school to work by providing links with career advice, work opportunities and further education/training. – see also KRA3



DEST

DEST

DEST/ DEWR

101. Supplement and underpin Careers Advice Australia initiatives through the provision of assistance to young Indigenous people at risk through Youth Pathways and the Partnership Outreach Education Model service. DEST
102. Promote Structured Workplace Learning opportunities for young Indigenous people aged 13 – 19 in the health industry. – see also KRA3 DEST
103. Embed Indigenous strategies in to Local Community Partnership (LCP) Strategic and Business Planning to ensure increased access under LCP career and transitions programmes nationally. DEST
104. Initiate and deliver specific Youth Pathways service delivery strategy for Youth Pathways to strengthen the focus on assisting young Indigenous people. DEST