Industry Collaboration Award

Sponsored by ISAC NT

Winner: PFES Cadet Program

The next generation of police, firefighter and emergency recruits are being put through their paces as part of the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) Cadet Program.

A joint partnership between NTPFES and the Department of Education, the program gives high school students a taste of life in the tri-Services through work placements, emergency, fire and police training, life skills, business and community engagement.

Cadets undergo intensive training blocks to prepare them for their future careers in any industry including the NTPFES, Australian Defence Force and NT Government public sector.

Year 11 and 12 students can apply for the two year program, which encourages Aboriginal and female students to address local recruitment shortages.

Runner up: William Angliss Institute

A partnership between the owners of Ayers Rock Resort, Voyages, and the William Angliss Institute (WAI) has seen Aboriginal employment at the resort soar from less than 1% to 37%. Voyages, a subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation, and WAI, deliver hospitality, tourism, retail and business training through the National Indigenous Training Academy at Ayers Rock Resort.

The academy delivers a Certificate III in Hospitality and Tourism and Certificate III in Business to ensure students are job-ready when they graduate. The academy has had 288 tourism and hospitality graduates, achieving a 90% completion rate.

The program was recognised when Ayers Rock Resort received the Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism in 2017 for the third year. The program is supported by the traditional owners of Uluru, the Anangu, who take the trainees on a tour to Uluru and the cultural centre to give them an invaluable insight into the cultural history of land.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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