Indigenous employment is ACES

Twenty Indigenous Territorians living in or connected to town camp communities have taken up training and employment opportunities funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development to assist the Town Camp Review engagement process.

Called Aboriginal Community Engagement Specialists (ACES), their role includes facilitating access to each community and establishing effective working relationships between the project team and community.

The ACES received employee induction training covering safety awareness and employment responsibilities and ‘Place, Space and Interface’ training which taught them how to complete culturally appropriate and client focused data collection. The ACES have helped to deliver site specific in-country orientation for the project team.

The review into town camps has now been carried out with Deloitte due to hand down their report to the Northern Territory Government in the near future.

In-country training taking place at Bagot Community being conducted by Helen Fejo-Frith
In-country training taking place at Bagot Community being conducted by Helen Fejo-Frith