Indigenous training and employment solutions

RISE Ventures Community Development Programs - strengthening communities and building a skilled workforce

RISE Ventures is delivering the Community Development Program in Katherine in Northern Territory, and Kowanyama/Pormpuraaw in Queensland. The program is helping to provide training and employment pathways for local people as well as developing business enterprises for long term employment and economic impact. Each region delivers activities that engage with the local community and help build infrastructure and spaces to foster community spirit and pride.

Through consultation with traditional owners and local organisations, RISE Ventures identifies activities that engage youth, provide training and employment, build local capacity and enhance community life.

Our purpose is to empower the individuals, employers and communities we work with every day. Watch Marty’s story about his journey from little boy in Cape York to Board Director at RISE.


Kowanyama Employment and Business Expo

RISE Ventures and Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council are hosting an Employment and Business Expo in Kowanyama.

Are you interested in joining the army? If so find out more at the Kowanyama Employment and Business Expo

Make sure to pop down to the Kowanyama Community Hall and learn more about:

• Starting a business
• Registering births
• Getting a job in the Army
• How about a helping the SES and Rural Fire Brigade
• Learn more about jobs in healthcare
• Thinking about studying – touch base with experts to help you know more about study options.

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RISE Vacancy Drive BBQ

RISE held a Vacancy Drive on the 25th of October in Pormpuraaw to highlight and promote the current vacancies to the community.

Getting ready to meet all the jobseekers and to showcase all the current roles available.

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Kowanyama Certificate I in Construction

Certificate I in Construction commenced on Monday 18th October 2021. It’s great to see youth aged job seekers engaged in a valuable training course to skill them for emerging work in Kowanyama.

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Kowanyama White Card Training

We had a great turn out for White Card Training, 20 out of 27 keen jobseekers participated in the training.

All the jobseekers that attended White Card Training at the MPC (Multi Purpose Centre) in Kowanyama.

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Defence Force Recruiting

A small amount of our RISE participants participated in an information session with the Defence Force.

Defence Force Recruitment Info Pack Defence Force recruiting vehicle

Participants were given the opportunity to talk with members of the Defence Force and have some of their questions answered.

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Vacancy Drive success – more jobs to fill

Over two days in February, Rise Ventures Pormpuraaw hosted a barbeque so our community members could meet potential employers from Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Pormpuraaw Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation.

There were aged care jobs available,

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Mark - Tindal

Mark is Succeeding as a Ground Attendant at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Tindal

We are thrilled to announce a fantastic placement that truly exemplifies the spirit of dedication and skill development! Meet Mark, an individual brimming with talent and enthusiasm, who was eagerly seeking an opportunity to showcase his skills and attitude. Thanks to our collaboration with Track SIS, he has a role as a ground attendant at…

Cameron Josiah and Justin Lawrence

Two Local Indigenous Men Lead RISE Ventures Kowanyama

RISE Ventures is celebrating two local Indigenous men stepping up to lead the RISE Kowanyama team. In the middle of 2023, Cameron Josiah was promoted to Business Manager and Justin Lawerence was promoted to Community Project Coordinator. Read the impressive stories of how Cameron and Justin have grown from young men to local leaders, with…

Kowanyama Family Fun Day

Kowanyama Family Fun Day Brings The Community Together

    The Kowanyama Family Fun Day saw all of the community come together and bring joy to the faces of the children.   RISE Ventures Kowanyama organised the day in partnership with the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council to coincide with the grand re-opening of the water park.   Team member Shiquea Creek organised the…

Post-Placement Support

RISE Ventures Host Post-Placement Support Conference for Employment Providers

Gary Hall, Chief Operating Officer of RISE Ventures, hosted a Post-Placement Support Conference in Alice Springs for Employment Providers delivering the Community Development Program (CDP) across Australia.   The Community Development Program is a government-funded employment and training program for First Nations people living in remote Australia. Post-placement support is a critical element of the…