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Facilitating Indigenous Learning and Job Opportunities in Mining

In partnership with our customers and Traditional Land Owners, ISS has helped create a learning-to-employment loop for Indigenous people in the South Australian mining sector. Eight students from our bespoke hospitality program at TAFE SA graduated in May 2019 and have since ben employed by ISS at the OZ Minerals Carrapattena Village in Port Augusta, embarking on new and exciting career pathways.

The program is a joint Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation (KAC), TAFE SA Aboriginal Access Centre (AAC) and ISS initiative. The Program Partners set up a training course, identifying a gap in skilled Aboriginal workers for the Carrapateena Mine, giving them accelerated opportunities for hospitality employment. The eight-week program, combines specialised hospitality skill sets in kitchen and housekeeping with basic job skills practice. The course was tailored specifically to prepare students to work in a number of support positions at the OZ Minerals Carrapateena Village, managed by ISS.

On 2nd May, eight students graduated and received their certificate of completion. In attendance was CEO of TAFE SA - David Coltman, the Mayor of Port Augusta - Brett Benbow, and Kokatha Corporation Chairperson - Chris Larkin. Mr Larkin commented: “This course has been designed to bring about generational change to deliver prosperity to our people,” he said.

All eight graduates have since been offered and accepted full-time employment with ISS at the Carrapateena Village. ISS National General Manager Employment and Communities, Scott Wilson, said: “ISS is delighted to facilitate this training-to-employment loop for Aboriginal People and provide real career pathways within our contracts. Graduates will enjoy working for ISS at Carrapateena where their skills and experience will be developed further”.

TAFE SA Aboriginal Access Centre Director, Marg Mibus, said the program has been successful because it looked at the needs of industry and students, and designed a program to fit both. “The first course in 2017 had four graduates employed, in 2018 nine students graduated with many gaining full-time employment and from this current intake eight graduates will all be offered employment,” Ms Mibus said. The first course was run in late 2017 with four graduates now employed at Carrapateena.