Ms Lisa Mann
Senior Consultant, WORKCO Group Training
Indigenous Recruitment Strategy within the City of Port
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.
30 min paper