Indigenous Commitment

Probuild (NT) is passionate about creating sustainable and prosperous opportunities throughout the business and community for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, building valuable relationships along the way.

Probuild (NT) are committed to the Northern Territory, the communities throughout Central Australia and its indigenous heritage, history and population. We recognise that the future of the industry will rely on developing potential candidates from the untapped resources from our indigenous communities and have registered an Indigenous Participation Plan under the Federal Indigenous Opportunities Policy to support this commitment. This is part of the federal Government’s Indigenous Opportunities Policy initiative to employ more Indigenous where possible. Under this plan it outlines all of the initiatives Probuild NT use to increase Indigenous Employment on our projects and within our organisation.

Probuild (NT) have historically been proactive in their employment of indigenous workers, with success in many of the communities in which we have worked such as Mutitjulu, Mt Allan, Haasts Bluff, Hermannsburg, Katherine, Ngukurr, Beswick, Elliott, Yuendumu, Tennant Creek, Darwin  and Alice Springs.

Probuild (NT) Pty Ltd has made it a major focus to offer training opportunities to the younger Territorians by providing several work experience places and taking on at minimum 2 apprentices each year. As we sign off apprentices, we replace them with new youthful and talented people and endeavour to engage as many indigenous trainees as feasible.

Probuild NT aims for a minimum of 20% and up to 30% Indigenous employment on all of our projects and encourage the use of subcontractors with Indigenous staff. Every effort is placed to utilize Indigenous Enterprise Businesses when they are available to undertake the specific scope of works.

Probuild (NT) have historically been proactive in their employment of indigenous workers, with success in many of the communities in which we have worked such as Mutitjulu, Mt Allan, Haasts Bluff, Hermannsburg, Katherine, Ngukurr, Beswick, Elliott, Yuendumu, Tennant Creek, Darwin  and Alice Springs.

Probuild (NT) Pty Ltd has made it a major focus to offer training opportunities to the younger Territorians by providing several work experience places and taking on at minimum 2 apprentices each year. As we sign off apprentices, we replace them with new youthful and talented people and endeavour to engage as many indigenous trainees as feasible.

Probuild NT aims for a minimum of 20% and up to 30% Indigenous employment on all of our projects and encourage the use of subcontractors with Indigenous staff. Every effort is placed to utilize Indigenous Enterprise Businesses when they are available to undertake the specific scope of works.

As well as employing full time employees on our Alice Springs and Darwin based projects, Probuild NT also arrange Indigenous Employees through various strategies including Labour Hire through I.E Projects in Darwin,  local RJCP’s such as Ngurratjuta HR & Labour Hire Services, Anangu Jobs Mutitjulu and Julalikari Remote Employment Services for our Tennant Creek region. We have also employed employees under the Indigenous Employment Programme Funding Agreement. By undertaking this scheme, Probuild NT is assisting the Federal Government to halving the gap between the employment of Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

To solidify our commitment, Probuild NT currently employs Melissa Sims as an Indigenous Development Manager to manage the implementation of our employment, reporting and training strategy as well as utilising onsite mentors to ensure truancy and training initiatives are being implemented.

Recently, Probuild (NT) was able to provide training on remote communities that provided the participants with units of competency against a Certificate III in Civil Plant Operations; this was run at Beswick Community & Elliott Community.

Another training initiative delivered Cert II in Construction to 15 trainees over a period of 10 weeks on a live job-site. A classroom was provided within the site compound, so that they could remain active onsite when not in class. This allowed the assessor direct access to watch them working in a live environment which has delivered real outcomes.

Of those 15 trainees, several were taken on as full time employees and two as full time apprentices. Others were offered positions with the Subcontractors who witnessed their skills whilst on our jobsite. An additional 15 trainees have now been sought and are about to undertake the same course.

Probuilds reputation is quickly being recognised as a leader in this area as evident by various media articles attached.

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Click here to view the training Report for Beswick Community

Click here to view the training Report for Elliott Community

Click here to view Probuilds Indigenous Employment Policy

Click here to view News story from Papunya Community Build

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