Barranggirra - Skilling for Employment Initiative

Barranggirra provides end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners through culturally appropriate mentoring to ensure successful retention and completion of training and improved post-training employment outcomes.

About the initiative

This initiative consolidates and replaces the long-standing The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People and New Careers for Aboriginal People programs to strengthen the end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. This includes improved post-training outcomes and building stronger links for Aboriginal people with current opportunities for employment and training flowing from broader Department and Government priorities for Aboriginal participation in the NSW workforce and in major projects.

Barranggirra Objectives

Barranggirra provides end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners through culturally appropriate mentoring to ensure successful retention and completion of training and improved post-training employment outcomes.

Barranggirra achieves the following objectives for Aboriginal people:

  • Increased access, retention and completion of vocational education and training.

  • Aspiration and expectation of career pathways.

  • Improved post-training outcomes.

  • Increased placement in meaningful and sustainable employment.

  • Greater confidence in making decisions that maximise training and employment experiences and outcomes.

  • Greater opportunity for Aboriginal business ownership and economic independence.

Service Providers

Provider Service Area Contact Website


Souths Cares PBI Ltd

Service Area - Sydney Metropolitan (Southern & South Western Sydney; Western Sydney & Blue Mountains; and Northern & Central Sydney

02 8306 9900 www.rabbitohs.com.au/community
Ungooroo Aboriginal Coporation Service Area - Hunter and North Coast & Mid North Coast 02 6571 5111 www.ungooroo.com.au
Bara Barang Corporation Ltd Service Area - Central Coast 02 4312 5133 www.barabarang.org.au
Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation Service Area - Illawarra & South East and Riverina 02 4276 1878 www.iac.org.au
Gomeroi Education and Training Service Area - New England 0410 274 513 gomeroieducation.com
NSWALC Employment and Training Ltd Service Area - Central West/Orana and Far West 02 9689 4489 www.nswalcnet.org.au


Contacts

Ron Timbery – Training Services Manager
0429 554 148 ronald.timbery@det.nsw.edu.au

General enquiries: TSNSW.Aboriginal.Initiatives@det.nsw.edu.au

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