Information for Indigenous Australians
Great opportunities exist for Indigenous Australians to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship and get into a career in the trades.
Programs and events
FOGS Indigenous Employment and Careers Expos
Find a career expo near you where you can meet employers and education and training providers along with a host of former State of Origin heroes, in one place for one day.
Call TAFE Queensland on 1300 308 233 to find out about current trade programs designed specifically for Indigenous Australians.
Support and advice
Indigenous Mentoring Program (IMP)
This initiative focuses on the development and implementation of regional mentoring programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Wal-Meta (through Project 2800)
Project 2800 is committed to providing 2800 employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the public sector by mid-2013.
Programs for Indigenous Australians
The Australian Government provides a wide range of assistance for Indigenous Australian jobseekers.
Aboriginal Employment Strategy
The Aboriginal Employment Strategy is a non-profit organisation that can provide mentoring support and help you find training opportunities.
SkillsTech is a TAFE institute focused on trade training and has an Indigenous student support officer who can assist you with information about trade training and courses.
Centrelink's ABSTUDY Incidental Allowance [PDF 987kb]
Indigenous apprentices and trainees may be eligible for this allowance to help meet the costs of their training. Contact Centrelink's ABSTUDY hotline on 13 23 17 or visit Centrelink.