Summary of Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid Training on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island
1st October 2019
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) course was delivered to 255 Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Islander community members between December 2016 and May 2017. The AMHFA course teaches participants to recognise the signs of mental health issues and how to implement the mental health first aid action plan. An evaluation of the initiative was conducted in two parts: A desktop analysis of survey and program administrative data undertaken by the NIAA provided...
An evaluation of an Aboriginal Employment and Training Activity
26th September 2019
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet selected the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research at the University of Melbourne (UoM) from the Research and Evaluation Service Panel to review the employment outcomes for job seekers supported by an employment services provider under a complementary Indigenous employment program, compared with job seekers supported under the Vocational Training and Employments Centres (VTECs) and the mainstream employment services program...
Analysis of the investment in support for Indigenous secondary boarding students
25th September 2019
NIAA is leading work to identify and address issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students who study away from home. In December 2017, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) released a report on Commonwealth Government support for these students and the gaps in support and service delivery, Study Away Review: Review of Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Students Studying Away From Home (Study Away Review). Following...
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program - Pilot Project summary
20th September 2019
In June 2016, the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) and Australian Government’s Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), developed a plan for a pilot program aimed at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. The plan was shaped by a number of Aboriginal and Torres Islander organisations and individuals and a reference group has guided further program development.
School Enrolment and Attendance Measure Randomized Controlled Trial: Full Report
18th September 2019
In 2016, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) commissioned a Randomised Control Trial (RCT) of SEAM to determine its effect. The RCT took place in seven Northern Territory (NT) schools across terms 3 and 4 of the 2016 school year. The RCT involved 448 students in the treatment group who were subject to the standard SEAM processes (i.e. referred to School Attendance and Truancy Officers (SATOs) for potential SEAM interventions) and 448 students who were matched in a...
An Evaluation of the School Nutrition Projects in the Northern Territory - Final Report
18th September 2019
In 2016 the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) commissioned the Menzies School of Health Research to evaluate aspects of the School Nutrition Projects (SNP) relating to dietary requirements of students in remote Indigenous schools (Stage 1) and enablers and barriers to program delivery and student’s nutrition during school holiday periods (Stage 2). A final report titled: ‘School Nutrition Projects in the Northern Territory: Final Report December 2017’ was accepted by the...
Fee for Service in Indigenous Land and Sea Management: Impact Assessment and Analysis
16th September 2019
This evaluation report identifies experiences, motivations, supporting mechanisms, barriers and impacts of fee-for-service commercial activities undertaken by Indigenous Land and Water Management (ILWM) organisations. The report draws on a literature review, interviews with ILWM organisations, administrative data, in-depth case studies, and online survey data.
Indigenous Ranger Cost Efficiency Review
16th September 2019
This review was commissioned by the Australian Government to understand how the current and future investments in Indigenous rangers can best support project activities and outcomes, and achieve value for money. The review examines the expenditure of programme funds by grant recipients and the factors that influence these. The executive summary of the full review has been made available for publication. The National Indigenous Australians Agency is unable to publish the full review due to the...
VTEC fact sheet for employers
11th September 2019
Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) will help find the right person for you.