In 2019, we successfully transited more than 600 people in Arnhem Land into Paid Employment

The Community Development Program (CDP) supports job seekers in remote Australian communities to become 'job-ready', address employment barriers, and contribute to their communities through a range of high-quality activities.

ALPA operates a community-controlled model for the delivery of CDP, ensuring that we are working closely with community members to co-design the priorities of the program and to ensure it meets the needs of the wider community in each area that we deliver CDP.

ALPA delivers in the following locations and engages over 3000 people in the program;

  • Galiwin’ku
  • Milingimbi
  • Ramingining
  • Gapuwiyak
  • Minjilang
  • Gunbalanya
  • Jabiru
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Gunyangara
  • Yirrkala

We focus on building strong relationships with each participant and working with them to identify their goals and aspirations and providing high quality tailored supports to achieve those goals. Taking this focus when delivering CDP means that we are supporting community members to make self-determined choices about what their future looks like and what they want to do with it.

CDP Supervisors

Our yolŋu CDP supervisors are the backbone of our whole model. We have a collaborative planning model, where supervisors and CDP participants come up with the project plans, building a grassroots approach that is driven by participants. This builds engagement through people working on projects that are meaningful to themselves.

Some of our projects include Hairdressing, woodwork, digital media projects, gardening, music workshops, and much more. We are dedicated to working in consultation with our CDP Supervisors to deliver appropriate and engaging activities.