The Pastoral Real Jobs Program is a progressive and innovative employment program that engages, trains and supports young Indigenous people for employment in the Northern Territory pastoral industry.
The NTCA operates the Pastoral Real Jobs Program in partnership with the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC). The program began in 2008 with the aim of increasing Indigenous participation in Australia’s northern pastoral
The NTCA employs two full time staff in the role of Project Coordinator, Casey Ellis, and Field Officer, Stewart Foster, to coordinate and mentor the program. These roles provide high quality leadership, management and administration for the project, along with development and collaboration with industry, government and other organisations, and statutory reporting.
The program aims to connect young people into the program for two years. Year 1 for training and placement, Year 2 in sustainable, more independent employment. In its years of operation, the program delivered the following outcomes for the Northern Territory: