I want to provide jobs for Indigenous Australians
That’s great news! Employment opportunities are a crucial factor in lifting Indigenous workforce participation rates and we know a job can be the catalyst for change in a person’s life.
It can be a challenging space to navigate and without the right preparation, results may be limited. We want to make that easier for you.
We have developed the GenOne Employer Handbook which provides straight-forward advice on how to engage with Indigenous Australians, prepare your workplace and ensure that the job is matched to the right candidate so both employer and employee can thrive.
We also provide a consultation service to help connect you with the right service providers and job seekers.
Want to know more? Scroll down and check out our Employer Resources.
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What are VTECs & how can they help?
If you can guarantee the job, VTEC can find you the perfect employee.
Hiring a new employee can be a big step for any business. Hiring a new Indigenous employee who may have considerable barriers to long-term employment may seem to be a bridge too far.
However, as many Australian companies and international corporations are quickly realising, Indigenous business is now not just goodwill but good business.
A VTEC offers an effective way to hire and retain Indigenous staff in your business, free of charge.
VTECs offer a conduit for employers to offer guaranteed jobs to Indigenous job seekers.
VTECs work with employers to identify jobs for Indigenous job seekers and establish the training requirements for these jobs. VTECs ensure Indigenous job seekers have the skills needed for the job with training tailored to the specifications of the employer.
The opt-in nature of the VTEC programme, means that job seekers have a genuine interest in the field of work they are training for.
WHAT DOES A VTEC TRAINED EMPLOYEE OFFER MY BUSINESS?
Training to a specific job ensures new employees are capable of providing an immediate and valuable contribution to your workplace. This means that both the VTEC graduate and the employer know the right person has been placed in the job.
In addition to job related training, participants of the VTEC programme are provided non-vocational training such as help obtaining a driver’s license, appropriate dress standards and financial literacy education.
The VTEC provides ongoing support for businesses and graduates. This includes building new employees’ confidence and Indigenous cultural competency in the workplace.
This support ensures that critical issues that arise over the first 6 months of employment are comprehensively addressed with culturally sensitivity and realistic business outcomes.
HOW CAN MY BUSINESS GET INVOLVED?
There are 28 VTECs across Australia placing Indigenous job seekers into local businesses.
VTECs are an Australian Government initiative based on the GenerationOne demand-led vocational training and employment model.
You can find your nearest VTEC in the search function below, or go to the Government website here