Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program paper response

Lyric Douglas, an Indigenous participant in Gamburija Gannga, the LLND project in Doomadgee completes a workbook to build foundation skills.

Through the delivery of numerous different LLND programs and skills development initiatives over the last 16 years we have a thorough understanding of the limitations of current LLND training and the potential strengths of a new approach.

The strength of relationships with the community has long impacted the effectiveness of LLND training in regional and remote communities. New solutions need to be tailored to smaller regions and co-designed with communities if they are to be effective. Providers with existing relationships in communities will be best placed to facilitate this co-design, as well as having a ‘head start’ when gaining community acceptance and resourcing premises and workforces. Programs that link to existing projects, life skills and employment opportunities will also help achieve results, and support community engagement. Again, this is more easily achieved by providers who already have a presence in the region and can link to other activities they are already successfully running.

We are hopeful that any changes to the SEE program will enable stability and build on existing foundations to create sustainable change for communities across the nation.
Read the full response here.