What We Do

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has partnered with the Australian Government, under the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy (IBSS), to design and deliver the Yarpa Indigenous Business and Employment Hub (the Yarpa Hub).

The Yarpa Hub is a one-stop-shop for Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers to connect to business and employment opportunities available throughout NSW. The Yarpa Hub is designed to assist individuals or businesses navigate through the broad range of supports currently available to them to determine what will meet their current and future needs.

The Yarpa Hub will also support buyers wishing to engage Indigenous businesses or jobseekers in their supply chain to allow them to meet their procurement or employment targets.  

Business Support

The Yarpa Indigenous Business and Employment Hub (the Yarpa Hub) is a place for Indigenous Businesses to build their capabilities and streamline their access to various services and supports. This includes:

  • Connection into a range of business opportunities across Greater Western Sydney and NSW
  • Connect with like-minded leaders in their fields and other Indigenous business owners
  • Advice, mentoring and training from our Hub Coaches
  • Strong business support and mentoring across various stages of growth
  • Invitations to exclusive networking events

The Yarpa team will also work closely with industry leaders and various government agencies to:

  • Connect with Indigenous businesses
  • Advertise and promote procurement and employment opportunities available to Indigenous businesses
  • Support Tier 1/Tier 2 providers and Government agencies to fulfil their Indigenous procurement targets

For more information on Business Support, click here.

 

Employment Support

The Yarpa Hub is a culturally safe space for Indigenous job seekers and people wanting to develop or further their career opportunities. The Yarpa team will identify and support individual pathways for Indigenous people to expand their career prospects and find meaningful long-term employment. Additional supports will include:

  • Links to employment opportunities across a range of sectors
  • Connect with like-minded job seekers
  • Advice, mentoring and training that will increase employment opportunities
  • Access to culturally focused employment resources and supports

For more information on Employment Support, click here.

 

 

Support for Industry, Corporates and Government

The Yarpa Hub is an avenue in which industries, corporates and government can effectively and meaningfully connect with Indigenous businesses and employees. These supports include:

  • Connect with Indigenous businesses
  • Advertise and promote procurement and employment opportunities available to Indigenous businesses
  • Support Tier 1/Tier 2 providers and Government agencies to fulfil their Indigenous procurement targets
  • Access to training events focusing on stronger engagement with Indigenous businesses and jobseekers
  • Invitations to exclusive networking events

For more information on Support for Industry, Corporates and Government please contact us by clicking here.

 

A voice for the Business sector

In December 2018, the Yarpa Hub hosted an Indigenous Business Breakfast to launch its service offering and foster an engaging conversation to identify the barriers and solutions to an effective Indigenous Procurement sector.