Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants

The Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants (ARSG) is a component of the Department of Trade, Business and Innovationês Aboriginal Employment Program and provides funding for training to meet the needs of Aboriginal people living in urban, regional and remote NT communities.

Training outcomes
By the time you have finished the training, you and your community may have the following:
– increased or improved work skills
– better employment pathways or opportunities
– nationally recognised qualifications.

Costs covered
This funding may cover the entire cost of training for people looking for work, or up to 50% of the cost for training existing workers. An existing worker is someone who has worked continuously for an employer either full-time for three months, or part-time or casually for six months.

_This funding will not cover any of the following:
– wages for participants
– capital equipment
– licensing fees
– travel costs for participants.

Eligibility criteria

Your community organisation must be a registered business or an incorporated body and must make sure that the people who receive the training can meet all the following criteria:
– are Aboriginal Territorians
– live in the NT
– are at least 17 years old.

The proposed training will provide clients with the knowledge and skills to work on their community projects. The training must be completed by the end of the calendar year.

The proposed training should have some or all of the following features:
– addresses current and future employment needs of communities
– demonstrated community support
– quality, innovative training and appropriate techniques that meet the needs of Indigenous communities
– is linked to a strategic plan – eg business plan, community plan, organisational plan or training plan.

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