The ALPA Board has always believed in the importance of education and training using a community development focus. Training has been a cornerstone of ALPA since the very early days, our goal to share the work and skills with Yolŋu staff to develop them into supervisor and management roles. ALPA is a Registered Training Organisation, endorsed by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to offer nationally recognized qualifications. Presently ALPA delivers Certificate I to IV from the current Retail Services Training Package SIR.
ALPA specialises in on-the-job delivery to remote indigenous employees. All course materials are customized specifically for these client groups and encourages the participation of managers and supervisors in the accredited training process.
Ready For Djama
The “Ready For Djama.” (Ready for Work) transition to work program was developed and piloted through ALPA CDP at Ramingining with a group of 8 ladies. It helped them develop some basic ready for work skills including communicating in the workplace, work health and safety, and numeracy for work incorporating measurement. The structure of the course was built around cooking, to provide a practical focus for the development of skills relating to numeracy and measurement. Sometimes they can be barriers for people to get a job. We provided training in numeracy skills but with a particular focus on measurement. The program was a big success with 6 out of the 8 ladies being placed in jobs after the program. This program is now available for delivery to other communities.
ALPA’s commitment to training was recognised in the NT Training Awards 2015 and 2016 where ALPA was awarded Employer of the Year. ALPA was also one of three finalist in the Australian Training Awards Employer of the year for 2015 and 2016.
The ALPA Board has always believed in the importance of education and training using a community development focus. Training has been a cornerstone of ALPA since then, our goal to share the work and skills with Yolngu staff to develop them into supervisor and management roles. In 2011 ALPA registered the business name Australian Retail Training to offer our training services and expertise to retail stores outside the group.
Working with ALPA Video
ALPA has produced an Induction and Work Health and Safety video that has made huge changes to our store based induction processes for yolŋu workers, as well as worked as an effective training resource. View the video below.