Mobility and Employment
Services and support are available in Cape York to support Indigenous Australians to find ongoing employment, both within and outside their communities.
The Structured Training and Employment Project provides a range of services including:
This meets a wide variety of needs in preparing people for jobs. These services complement and enhance the broad range of services currently available in communities through contracted employment services providers.
Various projects operating through the Structured Training and Employment Project include:
- A youth engagement project focusing on the Hope Vale community and Cooktown High School
- A work readiness project targeted at the expected jobs at the Mossman Gorge visitors centre development
- Work readiness projects in Aurukun both with Rio Tinto, and as part of a broader intensive work preparation program delivered through Western Cape College
Relocation and Mobility Support
Support is also available for Indigenous Australians who wish to voluntarily relocate to areas with greater job opportunities.
An example of this is Cape York Partnerships Work Placement Scheme which offers individuals pre and post-placement support, training and mentoring. This project has placed participants directly into jobs in Victoria.
General mobility assistance is also available and can be tailored to the needs of individual circumstances, for people who take up job opportunities outside their communities.