Minister for Employment Participation and Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care, The Honourable Kate Ellis attended the launch of the HETA Employment Services specifically for Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) people living with disability.
Heta provides support and services to people who are disadvantaged and who generally want to be active in their community:
- Support and Services could be: counselling, assessment, case management, training, volunteer support, or workplace support.
- Disadvantage could be: financial, cultural, intellectual, physical, emotional or just not getting what you need!
- Activity could be: employment, volunteering or self-employment.
Heta is an approved Skills for All Training Provider delivering Certificates II in Horticulture, Retail, Business and Customer Contact. At Heta we also deliver Disability Employment Services (DES), New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Small Business Development, Indigenous Employment Services, Assessment Services, Corporates4Communities.
Brian Butler – Co-founder & Director of Lateral Love Australia and Director for Chamber 3 of the National Congress of Australia’s First People talking about the importance of ensuring cultural safety and in implementing lateral violence training for all the people involved in programs for Aboriginal and Islander people. Especially in regard to increasing and strengthening the support for the workers who are ultimately supporting our Aboriginal and Islander people and enabling the success stories like the ones we heard today from HETA.
Peter Rawson from HETA with The Hon. Kate Ellis and Brian Butler
The Hon. Kate Ellis with HETA’s Leah McLay
Michelle Walker with Brian Butler
The Hon. Kate Ellis, Michelle Walker and Brian Butler
DEEWR’s Kerry Bray with Brian Butler
Chair of the HETA Board Sandra Dann with Brian Butler