Doors into Jobs
Doors into Jobs students at Millingimbi
Swinburne established Doors into Jobs projects in Millingimbi and Ramingining communities in the Northern Territory in 2014. The projects aim to build a skilled workforce of community members to conduct repairs and maintenance at municipal and homelands properties through Dinybulu Regional Services.
Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) is the lead partner, supported by the Department of Business (NT) and the Services Industry Training Advisory Council (SIAC). ALPA is an Aboriginal-owned organisation with commercial activities and business charter focused on building the social and economic development of their members. ALPA members include Indigenous people living in, or culturally connected to, the Arnhemland communities of Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Minjilang, Milingimbi and Ramingining.
As part of the partnership, Swinburne delivers the Certificate III in Remote Area Building Repairs and Maintenance to participants. We also offer support to build skills in language, literacy, numeracy, basic IT and real industry experience such as small jobs and repairs.
The program includes practical training combining theory and opportunities to work on a community project. Projects are located within the targeted communities to meet the urgent workforce development need for building repairs and maintenance.
Participants now have a direct pathway to employment as Community Housing Maintenance Officers or other roles in building and construction.