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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 390


Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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30 So far, the trainees have been given on the job training to enable them to gain experience necessary for transfer or promotion. Cadetship Program The Aboriginal Development Division has been successful in establishing an Aboriginal Cadetship Program which is subsidised by DEIR. The program will: Assist Northern Territory Government departments to meet their responsibility to the government's policies for Aboriginal employment and Industrial Relations. Give opportunities for Aboriginal people to obtain the necessary accreditation and/or qualification to allow them to be employed across a wider range of designations within the NTPS. Before being awarded a cadetship under the Aboriginal Cadetship Program, candidates need to be successful in their applications for admission to a Further Education Institution. In 1986/87 a total of four cadetship were taken up. Targetted Recruitment & Activities Program (TRAP) This program is designed to stimulate interest and encourage applications from the Aboriginal Community for employment in areas which do not normally attract sufficient numbers. The Division oversights vacancy flows in the NTPS and selectively canvasses applications from suitable Aboriginal people within and outside the service. Workshops are conducted to provide applicants with information about the Department and the role to be performed in the proposed position and where necessary the Division offers refresher courses to prepare applicants for selection tests and interview. This program has been very successful, with Aboriginal people winning permanent positions in areas not usually regarded as Aboriginal employment areas e.g. Prison Officers, and Department of Civil Aviation Fire Controllers.

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