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Annual Report 2005-2006 Department of Employment Education and Training



Annual Report 2005-2006 Department of Employment Education and Training

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120 Workforce for the Future > DEET Annual Report 2005-06 Skilled Indigenous Staff Indigenous Employment DEET has a long-term commitment to increasing the recruitment and development of Indigenous staff. In 2005-06, Indigenous employment was promoted through: National Indigenous Cadetship Scheme - increased from eight to 20 cadets (see below) Indigenous Teacher Education Salary Scheme - nine teacher education students New Apprenticeship Program - six Indigenous apprentices Student teaching bursaries - two Indigenous teacher education students Kigaruk Indigenous Leadership Mens Leadership Development Program - three participants (refer also Leadership and Management Section) Lookrukin Indigenous Womens Leadership Development Program - seven participants (refer also Leadership and Management Section) Certificate III in Business - five current participants and five completed Certificate II in Business - one participant Indigenous Leaders Network - 35 participants. The More Indigenous Teachers in DEET Project has progressed in two stages. Stage one was completed in 2004-05. Stage two started in 2005 and has identified target groups and key areas for growth of the Indigenous teaching workforce. Three key elements of the project target specific groups of Indigenous Territorians to increase the Indigenous teaching workforce by 40 over the next four years. The National Indigenous Cadetship Program (NICP) targets young Indigenous school leavers and is a co-funded partnership between DEET and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR). This expanded from eight participants in 2005 to 20 participants in 2006. DEET now has the largest number of cadets across the NTPS. Indigenous Fellowship Program targets Indigenous DEET employees and funds 12 Indigenous employees to complete full-time study on full pay including conditions and entitlements. Indigenous Scholarship Program targets mature age Indigenous Territorians interested in becoming teachers and funds eight people on a generous study support package to complete full-time study. Strong Teaching Profession Teacher of Exemplary Practice (TEP) TEP is a status awarded by DEET for sustained exemplary teaching performance. TEP status provides increased remuneration and prestige through a career path that is an alternative to the Executive Teacher structure and allows teachers to remain in the classroom. TEP status was conferred on 16 teachers in 2005. Career Fairs Participation at career fairs and expos at selected universities increases awareness of the teaching opportunities in the Territory among interstate and local recruits. Participating at career fairs and expos has helped with the retention of teachers.

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