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26 October 2018

Creative organisations and businesses can now apply to be part of a career-launching program that will provide young First Peoples with new pathways into the state’s multi-faceted creative industries.

The First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship program is a new initiative to support First Peoples who are between 18 and 25 years with an interest in working in the creative industries.

Organisations and businesses from across Victoria’s creative industries are invited to express their interest in being a host organisation. They must have capacity to offer trainees meaningful work opportunities for a minimum of 6, and up to 12, months.

From stage management and technical production to event management, screen production, design, games development, and more – the initiative aims to offer a range of different creative traineeships.

Developing business skills is a key component of this program and trainees will be required to complete Certificates III-IV in Business.

This program is a key action of the First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries and responds to a current lack of professional training opportunities and career entry points available to young First Peoples.

A cross-government initiative, the First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship program will be delivered by Creative Victoria in partnership with Jobs Victoria and Small Business Victoria, aligning with the Tharamba Bugheen, Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy.

Creative organisations and businesses can express their interest via Eliza Smith at Creative Victoria on phone (03) 8683 3128 or email eliza.smith@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Read the First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries