New pre-employment pathways for NT pastoral sector

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Both courses will be held in Katherine and Alice Springs in early 2021.

Young job seekers on the hunt for employment in the pastoral sector have two new avenues to reach their careers goals, after the NTCA rolled out its new NT Government-funded Industry Development Program (IDP).

“As part of the IDP, the NTCA is offering 20 pre-employment roles and 40 Certificate II in Rural Operations positions to young Territorians eager to become the next generation of NT pastoralists,” NTCA CEO Ashley Manicaros said.

Mr Manicaros said the Industry Development Program (IDP), funded by the Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism would equip young job seekers with a skill set that will assist them to find, maintain and advance careers within the NT beef industry.

The Pre-Employment program is a 3.5-week intensive course, providing participants with knowledge and skills to gain employment within the pastoral sector. The 6.5-week Certificate II in Rural Operations offers employees a nationally accredited qualification that will help them further their careers within the cattle industry.

Both courses will be held in Katherine and Alice Springs in early 2021.

“School leavers looking for gap year placements and young Territorians interested in employment in the industry, are encouraged to use the NTCA’s new jobs portal to lodge their Expressions of Interest in the IDP or apply for station jobs across Australia and the NT,” Mr Manicaros said.

Download the Expression of Interest form for the Certificate II in Rural Operations here and the EOI for the Pre-Employment Program here.

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