New workforce toolkit for Aboriginal community sector organisations26 Sep 2012
Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) now have a new resource to help them with workforce development activities.
Developed by the Office for the Community Sector (OCS) and Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (AAV), the toolkit will help leaders and managers recruit, develop and retain highly skilled people and make it easier for all ACCO employees to understand their professional development goals.
Community organisations across Victoria have been successfully using the OCS’s Community Sector Workforce Capability Framework and Toolkit, which has now been adapted to meet the specific needs of ACCOs. The adapted toolkit was piloted with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative to ensure it was culturally appropriate and would meet the needs of these unique organisations.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jeanette Powell launched the Adapted Workforce Capability Framework and Toolkit recently at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne. The launch was held in conjunction with a workshop attended by representatives of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.
The workshop focused on workforce issues in these organisations, and introduced ACCO representatives to the new framework and toolkit as a resource to assist with recruitment, performance management and staff development in their organisations.
The new resource will be mailed to Victorian ACCOs.
This initiative is a good example of how DPCD is partnering with community sector organisations to improve outcomes.
For more information and to download copies of the Adapted Workforce Capability Framework and Toolkit see our Workforce Capability Tools.