The Chamber’s Seven Point Reform Agenda calls for the creation of real jobs as a result of commercial activities with Indigenous people being trained, job-ready and on-boarded to a specific job at the end of their training.
The Chamber supports the policy platform championed by GenerationOne of employer-directed training connected to a guaranteed job. To date, 335 employers across Australia have committed to allocate over 60,000 jobs to indigenous Australians through GenerationOne’s Australian Employment Covenant (AEC). Through employer-directed training, and connecting training to these jobs, 14,233 indigenous Australians had taken up these jobs as at March 2013. Importantly, they have stayed in those jobs, with a reported 70 per cent retention rate to six months, compared with the Job Services Australia retention rate of 45 per cent to three months.