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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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T his h a s provided sh o rt-te rm em ploym ent opportun ities a s well as ra is in g the com m unity profile of partic ipan ts . D epartm ent o f Correctional Services A w ard Restructuring As p a r t of re s tru c tu rin g of the Prison Officers Award, th e D epartm en t an d the N orthern Territory Prison Officers A ssociation agreed on a p lan for th e in troduction of equal em ploym ent opportun ity for w om en th rough th e ex tension of eligibility for service w ith in N orthern T erritory p risons. The Prison Officer's prom otional and basic tra in ing cou rses now include a segm en t on equal opportun ity principles and practices. T ra in in g a n d D eve lopm en t M anagem ent Skills fo r W om en Program C o n sis ten t w ith the objective of increasing female partic ipa tion in key decision m aking roles the C om m issioner for Public Em ploym ent co n tin u es to offer the M anagem ent Skills for W omen Program . The program targe ts w om en a t A dm inistrative Officer 5 to A dm inistrative Officer 8 and equivalent technical and professional levels, who are in m an ag em en t or w hose nex t position will be in m anagem ent. The p u rp o se of th e program is to equip w om en w ith skills app ropria te to m iddle m anagem en t level and for advancem ent to sen io r m anagem ent. The program com m enced in 1989 and h a s been a ttended by u p to th irty p a rtic ip a n ts each year. Due to dem and, th ree cou rses will have been conducted by the end of the 1993-94 fiscal year - two in D arw in and one in Alice Springs. Five p laces on each program are offered to Aboriginal w om en, sponsored th rough th e Aboriginal D evelopm ent U nit of the D ep artm en t of E ducation . A to tal of fifteen Aboriginal w om en will have a tten d ed program s by th e conclusion of 1993-94.