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Statewide '3KND Community Radio and Training Facility' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 15 February 2007
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Location:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Payments:
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Cth) ($20,000)
  • Proposed contribution - Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth) (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - South East Indigenous Media Association (In-Kind)
  • Proposed contribution - 3KND Radio Station (In-Kind)
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Education | Employment and Training | Health and Community Services | Youth
    URL: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/sra/search/document.aspx?id=12926
    Summary Information:
    The Statewide '3KND Community Radio and Training Facility' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Cth), Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth), Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, South East Indigenous Media Association and 3KND radio station to establish and encourage attendance at a Certificate II course in Indigenous Broadcasting, and to provide work experience for participants at an Indigenous radio station.

    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. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreement' below.
    Detailed Information:
    Purpose

    The purpose of the agreement is to establish and encourage attendance by Indigenous students at a course (Certificate II) in Indigenous Broadcasting at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, and provide work experience and mentoring in cooperation with 3KND radio station and Elders of the Victorian Indigenous community.

    Shared Responsibilities

    The Department of Families, Community Srevices and Indigenous Affairs (Cth) has proposed a contribution of $11,000 to assist with provision of IT production, sound/image equipment, materials, printing and postage.

    The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth) will supervise the agreement, and provide support for an SRA Project Management Committee.

    Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE will undertake active project management, including providing staff and facilities to run a Certificate II course in Indigenous Broadcasting, and entering into Memoranda of Understanding with participating schools to arrange for courses to be held during school holidays.

    3KND/ South East Indigenous Media Association will provide access to broadcasting and training facilities and technical expertise.

    Communities and families will support and encourage attendance at the course and at school. There will also be active participation by Indigenous Elders sharing cultural heritage with course participants, and providing additional supervision for students.

    Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms

    Key milestones are the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding between Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, 3KND radio station and participating schools, and the finalisation of the SRA with the Commonwealth Government. Once these are in place a Project Steering Committee will be convened to review the Project Plan and monitor implementation of the SRA. There will be regular liaison between all parties to the SRA, and the Project Steering Committee will meet after 3 months to review implementation.

    The Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and participating schools will review the absentee rates of participating students at their schools and the Indigenous Broadcasting course every 3 months, and review the number of students completing the summer and winter course sessions and associated work experience activities after 6 months. They will also conduct an assessment of overall project outcomes (in relation to school attendance and the completion and success of vocational training and work experience activities) and the end of the project.

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) (Cth) - Signatory
  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Cth) - Signatory
  • South Eastern Indigenous Media Association - Signatory
  • Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (15 February 2007) First Indigenous Broadcasting Agreement
    Report
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2006) Social Justice Report 2006
    Resource
    Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (February 2007) Statewide '3KND Community Radio and Training Facility' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
    3KND/ South East Indigenous Media Association (July 2006) Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

    Glossary

    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)

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