National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Ms Lisa Mann
Senior Consultant, WORKCO Group Training

Indigenous Recruitment Strategy within the City of Port Phillip

In 1999 the City of Port Phillip Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port Phillip Indigenous community. This MOU formaises the City of Port Phillip's commitment and responsibility to provide equitable and accessible Local Government service provision for the Port Phillip Indigenous community. As a result of the MOU the City of Port Phillip developed the Indigenous Recruitment Strategy which will see 18 Indigenous people employed into permanent positions within the City of Port Phillip. The objective of the Recruitment Strategy is two-fold, the first being the employment of Indigenous people into front-line service delivery and the second, to encourage Indigenous people to utilize the services provided by the Council. The City of Port Phillip in conjunction with WORKCO Group Training then set about securing funding to assist with the implementation of the Strategy. This paper will give an insite into how the two organisations worked towards the implementation of the Strategy, what has worked well and where it is at now.

Lisa currently works for the Group Training Australia network and has done so for 6 years, she specialises in supporting Indigenous Apprentices & Trainees and their employers, and Women working in Non-Traditional Occupations. Lisa in a qualified Fitter and Machinist, completing her apprenticeship at the age of 28. She has also spent 4 years teaching Apprentices in Engineering with a Private Registered Training Organisation.

Presentation Type
30 min paper

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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