Clusters Program finalists in the Governor’s Multicultural Awards

The Department of State Development are thrilled to have been announced as finalists in the in Governor's Multicultural Awards in the Public Sector Category for their flagship Aboriginal employment program; the Governor's Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Program. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Government House in 2016.  ...

Australia’s 30th Indigenous Accountant!

Indigenous Accountants Australia Media Release Indigenous accountant Gresham Congoo is the 30th Indigenous Australian to receive a professional accounting designation, after obtaining membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. [caption id="attachment_2072" align="alignnone" width="200"] Australia's 30th Indigenous Accountant[/caption] Gresham’s mob is from Birri, in Bowen, Queensland, and he grew up in Townsville. He started his accounting career at PwC Townsville ...

South Australian Aboriginal Business Register

The Department of State Development has collated details of Aboriginal businesses in South Australia into a comprehensive Aboriginal business register. As purchasers of goods and services, members of the Governor's Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters have discussed on a number of occasions their interest in supporting Aboriginal businesses. The register is a good place to start. Download the South Australian Aboriginal Business Register....

Event Feedback: Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Forum, 23 October 2015

Thank you for attending the first of the Governor's Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Forum Series on 23 October 2015. The Forum was well attended with almost all Cluster members from across all 9 Clusters in attendance. We are planning to host two Cluster Forums each year, and welcome your feedback about what you found most valuable and what you would like to see at future Forums. We invite you to complete a very short survey (only 10 questions) to ensure that we tailor future Clus...

Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Forum 1: Aboriginal Student Engagement, 23 October 2015

The success stories of participants in an innovative industry-led program that has seen more than 660 Aboriginal people gain employment will be featured at a forum in Adelaide today. Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister Gail Gago said the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Program had assisted more than 1100 people with skills and training, leading to 663 people finding jobs. A number of participants of the program feature in a series of videos to be presented...

Inaugural Indigenous Accounting and Business Conference

The Governor's Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters program was included in a discussion around Strategies for meaningful employment of Indigenous peoples at the Inaugural Indigenous Accounting and Business Conference held in Melbourne. The Conference was organised and hosted by the Deakin Business School and featured keynote addresses from Professor Marcia Langton, foundation chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne and Mr Russell Taylor, CEO at Australian In...

Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Career Pathways

Increasing participation of Aboriginal people in the South Australian Public Sector is the key motivator for this project. The project links directly to the SASP Target 53 which aims to increase the number of Aboriginal people across all classifications and agencies to 2% by 2014 and maintain or better those levels by 2020. This target acknowledges that leadership, advancement opportunities and professional development within and across the public sector are not always equitable for Aboriginal e...

Cluster web site launched

A new web site promoting the benefits of the Governor's Aboriginal Employment Industry clusters Program in South Australia has been launched. Featuring Job Boards and the stories of many employers and their Aboriginal employees, the site will become a hub of information and contact for the growing number of South Australian businesses looking to become culturally competent in their communities....