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Port Augusta/Davenport Communities 'Further Education' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 30 September 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Port Augusta/Davenport communities, South Australia, Australia
Port Augusta is located approximately 320kms north of Adelaide.
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination ($66,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Education and Childrens Services (South Australia) ($272,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Education, Science and Training ($112,020)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Education | Youth
    URL: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/document.aspx?id=7914
    Summary Information:
    Port Augusta/ Davenport Communities 'Further Education' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments and the Indigenous communities of Port Augusta and Davenport to encourage and provide support to students to finish school, including by providing funding for a mentoring program by Aboriginal elders within the secondary school and for improved vocational training.

    Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding.
    Detailed Information:
    Purpose
    To assist local youth complete secondary school, provide funding to employ Aboriginal elders as mentors, and improve case management for Aboriginal students in years 10-12 focusing on further education and work experience.

    Shared Responsibilities
    Communities will:
  • Provide IT support for the after hours homework centre;
  • Support and participate in the Footsteps Forward steering committee and Aboriginal Families Voice Committee;
  • Identify and volunteer as mentor for school students; and
  • Identify students who would benefit from university visits and meeting Indigenous role models, and who would benefit from financial assistance for extra-curricula activities.

    Families and individuals will:
  • Encourage young people to go to school, and participate in the proposed mentoring programs;
  • Participate in the Aboriginal Families Voice Committee;
  • Aid students in finding out about further education and employment opportunities;
  • Contribute to the cost of TAFE/VET courses; and
  • Commit to completing TAFE/VET courses once they have been commenced.

    The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) proposes to provide $66,000 to employ mentors and fund TAFE and VET courses for one year. The Department of Education, Science and Training (Cth) proposes to provide $112,020 for additional education support programs. The Department of Education and Childrens Services (SA) proposes to provide $272,000 for additional education support programs.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
    Port Augusta Secondary School will provide information on student attendance and completion of courses at the school and also at TAFE.

    The Port Augusta/ Davenport Aboriginal communities will establish an Aboriginal Family Voices Committee, and participate in a steering committee with departmental representatives to monitor implementation of the project.

    The Port Augusta Indigenous Coordination Centre manager will meet with the school principal, Aboriginal Family Voices Committee, students and community members to discuss progress in the program's implementation.

    All parties to the agreement, including the Aboriginal Family Voices Committee, will meet on a quarterly basis to monitor progress in the implementation of the program.

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Port Augusta Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Education and Children's Services (SA) - Signatory
  • Department of Education, Science and Training (Cth) - Signatory
  • People
  • Port Augusta-Davenport Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • References

    Report
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2006) Social Justice Report 2006
    Resource
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (September 2005) Port Augusta/ Davenport Communities 'Further Education' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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