Driving Indigenous Participation on Construction Projects

NT construction company indigenous participation on construction projects

Prioritising indigenous participation on construction projects, leading NT construction company, Probuild NT has been contracted by the Northern Territory Government to work with local CDP provider, My Pathway, to deliver indigenous construction jobs and training to members of the Arlparra community.


NT construction project increases indigenous participation on construction projects in the remote community of Arlparra, NT


Construction work is already underway in the local community of Arlparra, NT to build two residential houses. There will be a total of 12 new homes constructed in the region, with the first two allocated as slow-build houses.


Arlparra, Probuild NT remote construction project

Designers impression of new housing project in the remote community of Arlparra, Northern Territory


Through this slow-build project, Probuild NT will provide much needed hands-on experience with guidance to local indigenous construction trainees, which will help to improve their long-term employability.

Probuild NT personnel, who are experienced and qualified in remote construction, will support participants, reinforcing the skills that they learned during their Certificate II Construction Pathways training.

Building and expanding on their knowledge of Cert 2 Construction, the trainees will begin their Certificate III in Remote Area Building Repairs and Maintenance (RABRM).


Indigenous Construction Apprenticeships and Jobs


Probuild NT is widely recognised in the NT construction industry for their commitment to increasing indigenous participation on construction projects across the Territory.


“A recent audit of Indigenous engagement conducted on the Taminmin College STEM Centre Project found that over 73% of hours worked on the project were completed by Indigenous personnel, with over 16% of the overall employment positions going to indigenous persons.” – Probuild NT Construction Manager, Adam Bennett


At the Arlparra slow-build project, opportunities reach far beyond indigenous participation on construction projects. Camp services allow for additional qualifications such as Cert 2 Hospitality. The structured camp services CDP activity, also run by My Pathway, will see meals supplied, as well as a range of other services such as housekeeping and laundry.


“We’re addressing the immediate need to upskill locals so they can be part of the housing construction, which is underway, in their community. It’s required collaboration between Traditional Owners, the community, My Pathway, training providers, contractors and all three levels of government.” – My Pathway CEO, Paul Synnott.


About My Pathway


My Pathway provides innovative and simple service solutions for job seekers, including education, training, and labour hire, apprenticeships, traineeships, community support and networks.

We have been operating in regional and remote locations across Australia for more than 20 years aiming to build stronger communities.

My Pathway has grown from humble beginnings as a small family run business to employ more than 600 staff and support thousands of job seekers.

For more information visit http://www.mpath.com.au/


About Probuild NT


Probuild NT is an award winning NT construction company that specialises in commercial construction, industrial construction, and remote construction, in Darwin, Alice Springs and remote regions of the Northern Territory.

They believe in developing the community with trust in partnerships, which supports the long-term sustainability of the Territory, and the businesses that operate within its commercial sector.

Probuild NT is honoured to be a major NT construction company, leading the way in training and employment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous construction personnel. This is evident through their 2016 Australian and NT Training Medium Business Awards for their successful training achievements, which they have completed with the local community. They are dedicated to providing sustainable opportunities for the local community, maximising benefits into that immediate region.

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