Barranggirra – Skilling for Employment Initiative

New England Region

This initiative is funded by the NSW Government.

Barranggirra provides end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners through culturally appropriate mentoring to ensure successful retention and completion of training and improved post-training employment outcomes.

About the initiative

This initiative consolidates and replaces the long-standing The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People and New Careers for Aboriginal People programs to strengthen the end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. This includes improved post-training outcomes and building stronger links for Aboriginal people with current opportunities for employment and training flowing from broader Department and Government priorities for Aboriginal participation in the NSW workforce and in major projects.

Barranggirra Objectives

Barranggirra provides end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners through culturally appropriate mentoring to ensure successful retention and completion of training and improved post-training employment outcomes.

Barranggirra achieves the following objectives for Aboriginal people:

  • Increased access, retention and completion of vocational education and training.
  • Aspiration and expectation of career pathways.
  • Improved post-training outcomes.
  • Increased placement in meaningful and sustainable employment.
  • Greater confidence in making decisions that maximise training and employment experiences and outcomes.
  • Greater opportunity for Aboriginal business ownership and economic independence.
Support officer mentoring a student

Full information can be found on the NSW Education website

Download the Program Flyer

Download the Referral Form (Over 18’s)

Download the Referral Form (Under 18’s)

For all enquiries in regards to Barranggirra, please contact:

Kelli Allan
0468 519 334
kelli.allan@gomeroieducation.com

Barranggirra – Skilling for Employment Initiative

Expression of Interest

If you wish to submit your interest in the Barranggirra Program, please complete the form below and one of team members will be in contact.

Referring Agency

Expression of Interest

If you wish to submit your interest in the Barranggirra Program, please complete the form below and one of team members will be in contact.

Referring Agency