The following services assist training providers with further education and training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Inclusive practices in training
The leadership and teachers of registered training organisations are encouraged to embrace inclusive learning
. It provides a framework which ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Queenslanders from diverse backgrounds are learning to their potential by making the experience a productive one for each and every individual. In turn, this is expected to increase participation in vocational education and training by diverse learners.
Pre-qualified supplier for the user choice and the Certificate 3 guarantee
The department has implemented the Certificate 3 Guarantee
and invited applications for the community learning program. These programs along with the User choice
program, for apprentices and trainees, will be a major source of publicly funded training in Queensland and will provide access to government subsidised or funded training places.
Apprenticeship and traineeship incentives
Information is provided on apprenticeship and traineeship incentives and training subsidies including State Government, Australian Government, and Industry funding.
Reconciliation Australia provides information and resources to support workplaces who want to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including information on the benefits and resources for developing a Reconciliation Action Plan.
Indigenous Employee Retention Strategy resource
The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has released its latest resource, to assist employers to recruit and mentor Indigenous employees. Visit for more resources and case studies that can assist any sized tourism business to employ Indigenous staff.
QTIC Indigenous Employee Retention Strategy: A Guide to Building Your Business Through Mentoring, to assist employees to recruit and mentor Indigenous employees. Visit QTIC for more resources and case studies that can assist any sized tourism business to employ Indigenous staff.
Economic Participation Framework
The Queensland Government has also launched its Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Economic Participation Framework to effectively engage with communities, industries and across different levels of government to identify actions and strategies to increase economic participation. The Framework recognises that economic participation is an essential step towards improving life outcomes and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.
General information for training providers
The Australian Government provides a regulatory environment and assistance to ensure public and private vocational and education and training (VET) providers and practitioners develop students with the skills and knowledge needed to perform well in the workplace. Training providers and practitioners will also find relevant information on the department’s regulation of VET, national standards, training packages and national reporting for RTOs pages.