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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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28 As a major recruitment initiative, the NTPS Group Intake of Aboriginal Trainees Program was begun in 1986 to assist Departments in meeting Government's objective to increase the number of Aboriginals employed within the Public Service throughout the Northern Territory. This pilot scheme commenced on 28 April 1986 and concluded on 10 April 19 87. Forty permanent positions were offered by the sponsoring departments. The Program was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Industrial Relations (DEIR) to the amount of $742,585 and is totally resourced by the NTPS. The centrally co-ordinated Group Intake Program consists of: Stage 1 6 weeks in-service training program followed by 3 x 1 month work experience placements Stage 2 7 months intensive on-the-job training incorporating a Maths, English and Computer skills component. The following indicates the number of participants at each stage. Group Intake Scheme GROUP INTAKE SCHEME 1986-87 Commencement Darwin A/S Kath T/Ck Nhulun Total 18/4/1986 33 8 4 4 2 51 Stage 1 23 5 4 3 1 36 Stage 2 15 1 2 3 0 21 Twenty one participants gained permanent employment in the following sponsoring departments: Transport and Works 4 Education 4 Health & Community Services 3 Industries & Development 2 Public Service Comm. Office 2 Chief Minister 1 Treasury 1 Conservation Commission 1 Lands & Housing 1 Water Authority 1 Territory Insurance Office 1

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