Aboriginal Workforce Development Program

A core element of the Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program is to improve long-term outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities.

The Aboriginal Workforce Development Program (AWDP), funded by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is supported through a partnership between Blacktown City Council and LEAD Professional Development to facilitate a comprehensive approach to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people who access DCJ funded services in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains (WSNBM) District through the support of workers from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers.

The Program is being delivered to:

Element 1: UPSKILL ABORIGINAL WORKERS

Element 2: STRENGHTEN CAPACITY OF ABORIGINAL CONTROLLED COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

Element 3: IMPROVE CULTURAL CAPABILITY OF ALL ORGANISATIONS THAT WORK WITH ABORIGINAL CHILDREN, PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

Element 4: ASSIST NON-ABORIGINAL ORGANISATIONS THAT EMPLOY ABORIGINAL WORKERS

The AWDP is guided and supported by a community led Reference Group made up of Aboriginal practitioners working in the Community Sector in WSNBM.

This resource has been developed in partnership with Erin Wilkins (Dharug Elder) to provide the sector with culturally appropriate information on Dharug history and cultural protocols and practices. LEAD would like to acknowledge and express heartfelt gratitude to the Aboriginal Workforce Development Program Reference Group members for their invaluable guidance and contributions during the development and review of this resource.

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