Have your say on Indigenous Employment Programs in the SW

Following on from the discussion paper announced in July, community consultations for the new Indigenous Skills, Engagement and Employment Program (ISEP) have commenced.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said, “We are seeking the input of all parties involved in the South West Indigenous employment sector, including job seekers, employers, industry leaders, peak bodies, and service providers – to help design a national flexible program that is responsive to local needs, strengths and interests.

“We want more skilled people in more meaningful and long-term work and want to hear the best ideas for how we achieve that together. Now is the chance to shape the future of the Indigenous specific employment program to ensure it meets the needs of our South West community.”

Input is encouraged to assist in co-designing programs with individuals and communities to make sure they are fit for purpose and address barriers to achieve the best outcomes. This will include looking at the employment programs funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy from the ground up and to provide the opportunities needed in a changing job market and recovering economy.

Consultations are occurring throughout August across the country and given the evolving COVID-19 situation and to protect our communities, these consultations maybe delivered online.

The Roundtable session to be held in the South West will be held in Late August. For more details about this session visit the NIAA website.

The ISEP discussion paper, with instructions for how to submit your comments online, is also available here.

Submissions close 10 September 2021.