A pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start their career in the Australian Public Service (APS).
Applications for the 2021 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program open 12 October 2020. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
The Indigenous Apprenticeships Program (IAP) plays a pivotal role in increasing Indigenous employment opportunities across the APS.
Since 2015, the IAP has given over 1,200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people opportunities to join the APS. These are people with diverse backgrounds, including people leaving school, finishing study or looking for a new career.
The 12-month program offers:
· A permanent, full-time, entry-level job
· on-the-job training
· a competitive salary and great benefits
· a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification.
It also offers a range of roles across a number of departments and agencies. You could work in:
· policy and program development
· service delivery
· human resources
· information technology.
Check which agencies and departments are participating in the program this year.
To apply online, you’ll need to:
· answer a question about why you want to join the program
· confirm your eligibility
· upload your resume.
There’s no written selection criteria and no need to study. Once you complete your application, you’ll move to stage 2.
Questions, email Hudson recruitment or call 1300 856 993.
INVITATION TO PROVIDE INPUT INTO YOUTH POLICY FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION SURVEY
The Commonwealth Department of Health’s Youth Taskforce is pleased to announce the National Youth Policy Framework Consultation Survey is now live.
The purpose of this consultation is to give young Australians an opportunity to help shape the development of the Framework and share their views on what is most important to them. Further, this consultation will help the Youth Taskforce to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting young Australians, information that will be invaluable as the Youth Taskforce continues to develop and refine the Framework.
The survey is accessible to all young Australians aged 18 and over and is the third consultation round since the Youth Taskforce began its work in June 2019.
The survey can be accessed directly here and some information on the consultation at the Youth Taskforce website.
The survey will be open until Monday 12 October 2020.
Director | RDA Coordinator
COVID Regional Intelligence and Local Government
Regional Development and Local Government Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 168, Hobart TAS 7001
t 03 6221 0607 | m 0439 648 720
e [email protected] | w www.infrastructure.gov.au
A short survey monkey has been developed to capture data for the LOVEBiTES Program being rolled out on the North Coast. The data collected from the survey will assist in forward planning of LOVEBiTES, identify any gaps in delivery and assist to compile a list of LOVEBiTES contact persons for each High School.
Please find survey link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LoveBiteschools and will remain open until Friday 9 October 2020.
We are hoping for a response from all high schools between Tweed Heads and Bulahdelah (whether they have run Lovebites or not), to give us baseline data for the strategy.
Any questions, please contact Kiah Bowen, [email protected]
Dr Rob Gordon – Tackling uncertainty and anxiety ahead of the next disaster season
Date: Thursday 15th October
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
NSW Recovery Lead
Australian Red Cross
Mobile 0414 928 129
Email [email protected]
Art competition supported by Nimbin CDAT
Details about the competition here: http://www.nnic.org.au/
Children’s Week Council of Australia is thrilled to host a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
This year the theme for Children’s Week is: UNCRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.
This is Anne’s first opportunity to introduce herself in her new role, and share her vision and aspirations for Australia’s children.
As part of the conversation, CWCoA Secretary Julie Hourigan Ruse will explore with Anne how children’s right to connect safely with others has been impacted by drought, bushfire, flood and pandemic across the nation this year.
You can join the conversation by registering here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join us.
If you have any questions email [email protected]
For more information about Children’s Week and to find your state or territory’s FREE Children’s Week activities visit www.childrensweek.org.au/
Free Birth Certificate and Free Birth Registration for Aboriginal young people who are:
• Pre-school aged children
• Primary school aged children
• Secondary school aged children
• transitioning from school to the workforce
• transitioning from school to further education
• Aboriginal parents/Carers/guardians to Aboriginal children
• Juvenile Justice detainees (School and transitional aged only)
• Adult Correctional Centres
Date: Wednesday 21 Oct 2020
When: Morning Only from: 8:30am –12:30pm
Where: Gurehlgam Community Centre, 18-26 Victoria Street Grafton NSW 2460
For more information about applying and the ID requirements visit our website www.pathfinders.ngo or contact Ron on 0429684488 or [email protected]
Traineeships open to 2020 School Leavers
Obtain your Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), Individual Support (Ageing) or Business Administration while gaining on the job experience.
Located throughout regional NSW, LiveBetter provides a diverse range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities and their families, carers, and children and families.
LiveBetter is offering twelve month Traineeships available to 2020 school leavers who are 18 (or turning 18) on the Mid North Coast, Riverina and Central West regions of NSW.
Start your career with a job with real meaning, mentoring by experienced supervisors and great ongoing prospects in a sector that is growing.
For information on how to apply head to www.livebetter.org.au/school-leaver-traineeships/ or for more information email [email protected]
Applications close Friday 30 October at 5pm AEST.
Come and join us for an interactive forum- Registration required
Our speakers will assist you to better understand how you can assist children, young people and families to access legal support. They will explain what a Legal Health Check is and how and why we should be using this resource.
A key theme often discussed within BCF is the importance of early legal assistance to support families to maintain well-being. Families often have underlying legal issues that if not recognised and dealt with can undo the supports that services provide. This session will provide information on how to use the legal health check referral forms to identify legal issues and provide appropriate and effective referrals to legal services.
- Karin Ness – Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.
- Naomi Priester – Legal Aid NSW
Q & A to follow speakers
Thursday 8 October
Register via Trybooking www.trybooking.com/BLRRK to be sent Zoom details.
For more information email [email protected]
Lend Your Voice!
“An opportunity exists for you to be involved in a lived experience capacity building workshop facilitated by Roses in the Ocean which is the first step to becoming a member of a lived experience advisory group in the Northern NSW LHD. After this training there will also be the opportunity to be involved in the co-design of these Towards Zero Suicides initiatives and you will be advised by the LHD of when these opportunities are made available.”
Towards Zero Suicide in Care Programme Coordinator | Northern NSW Local Health District
Tel 0419 693 164 [email protected]
Contactable on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
We understand that 2020 has been a particularly challenging time. If you need some support, here are some options.
Suicide Call Back Service – Call 1300 659 467 24 hours 7 days: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
Lifeline Crisis Support 24/7– ph: 13 11 14
Lifeline Text nightly, 6pm – midnight (AEDT) m: 0477 13 11 14
Lifeline Crisis Chat, 7pm – midnight, 7 days a week: lifeline.org.au/crisischat
eheadspace Call 1800 650 890, 9am-1am AEST / 7 days a week.
Kids Helpline for children and young people aged 5 to 25. Call 1800 55 1800.
StandBy Support after Suicide 0417 119 298
If you or someone you are with is in need of immediate support please call an Ambulance or Police on 000.