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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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77 Department of Business and Employment $1.2million for the Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) apprenticeship program, employing up to 140 apprentices per year, including 40school-based apprentices; $0.14 million to support industry and small to medium enterprises develop workforce action plans to support workforce development; $2.5 million, including Commonwealth funding, for the Indigenous Training Employment Program to support employment of working age Indigenous Territorians in regional and remote communities; $0.5million for the NTPS Entry Level Indigenous Employment Program, employing up to 80 Indigenous recruits; $2.5 million to commence training reforms that deliver a more responsive, agile and equitable training system to meet the needs of industry, businesses and students; and $0.29 million for the Northern Territory Jobs Portal to enable employers to lodge vacancies and search for suitable candidates and individuals to register their resums and search employment opportunities. $4.49 million to support Territory businesses including: $0.5 million for the Industry Development Grant Scheme to assist individual businesses and investors pursue projects that will develop and broaden the Territorys industry and economy; $0.33 million for the Territory Business Growth Grants Program to assist Territory small to medium enterprises with strategic business development; $0.26 million for the Business Enterprise Centre, which provides support and advice to those who want to start, expand or buy a business; $0.12 million for the Industry Sponsorship Program to assist industry representative groups to deliver programs, workshops, functions and seminars; $0.24 million for the Business Upskills initiative to help business owners develop and strengthen their businesses; $0.18 million for October Business Month; $1.9 million for Territory Business Centres, which provide the initial contact point for starting a business, industry licences, business planning assistance and links to other government departments; $0.5 million for the Trade Support Scheme to assist Territory businesses develop export opportunities; $0.23million to establish Territory business employment support to assist business develop workforce planning skills; and $0.23million to establish Territory business technology support to assist businesses to adopt e-business solutions to improve productivity, efficiency and security. $0.13 million to support the development of improved governance and financial management practices for parent-managed, community-based, child care centres. Education $40 million for Charles Darwin University, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and other providers to deliver training to Territorians to develop new skills or build on existing skills that leads to employment. $45 000 for the Chief Ministers ANZAC Spirit Study Tour Award under the Defence Liaison Program for three Territory year 9 and 10 students to travel to France for the ANZAC Day ceremony.